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Film Review: The House That Jack Built (2009)

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A young mother, Hannah Filice is murdered, a brutal crime witnessed by her three year old son, Jack the 3rd. The killer tries to block the horror from the little boy’s eyes, and gently carries the toddler from the gory scene. Twenty years later, Jack the 3rd, a grown young man, awakens from the dream, the same dream he’s had many times over the years and hasn’t been able … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho (1960)

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When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine … until Marion decides to take a shower. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-nominated shocker has been terrifying viewers for decades … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dead Walk – Author Andy Black, Steve Earles

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THE DEAD WALK (PAPERBACK)
by Andy Black, Steve Earles
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White with color photos – 288 pages
Price: $28.95

Before even reading a single word I’m sure any horror fan would be impressed with this book. with 288 pages, color photos on almost every page and printed on great stock nicely bound this is a fine addition to horror … Continue reading

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Interview: Miss Gory Rae (Canada horror hostess)

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Miss Gory Rae satiates Canada’s horror hostess hunger

Being Canada’s only working horror hostess is a tough job, but Miss Gory Rae is up to the task.

“I attended college,” begins Miss Rae, “whilst working three jobs to put me through, as I left home quite early, by fifteen or so. I was working and going to school, while living with fiends, so, I have always been … Continue reading

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Frightful Japan: Playing Hide and Seek by Yourself (Hitori Kakurenbo)

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I fondly remember my teens. I like to think of those years as that precious time when I was old enough not to be frightened by all the creatures lurking under my bed, and yet still young enough that I wasn’t terrified by mortgages, yearly health check ups, and my own teenage son announcing that he wants to be a rock ’n’ roll guitarist when he grows up. Those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Hollow – Author Brian Keene

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DARK HOLLOW
Written by Brian Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 305 pages
Price: $7.99

I’d resisted reading any book by Bram Stoker Award winner Brian Keene since I happened across one of his short stories on the internet back in 2002 and vowed never to repeat the error. Then this book review assignment hit my desk and finally, after much ethical … Continue reading

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Film Review: Punisher War Zone (2008)

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Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson), a one-man force of vengeance known as “the Punisher,” battles mob boss Billy Russoti (Dominic West). Left disfigured by the encounter, Russoti reemerges as Jigsaw, a psychotic villain with a small army at his command. Too bad for the baddie that the Punisher is preparing to annihilate Jigsaw and his reign of terror, armed with a cache of high-tech new weaponry by the handy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crystal Bay – Author Brandon Ford

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CRYSTAL BAY
Author Brandon Ford
Published by Arctic Wolf Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 308 pages
Price: $13.95

What one would do for immortality?
Gage is an aspiring novelist, he’s stuck in a dead end job grading senior English papers and is married to someone he loves more than anything. As the summer finally arrived, Gage had made plans to go out to … Continue reading

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Book Review: J-Horror – Author David Kalat

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J-HORROR: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE RING, THE GRUDGE AND BEYOND (PAPERBACK)
Author David Kalat
Published by Vertical
Publication Date: 2007
Format: B&W – 320 pages
Price: $14.95

At long last an Asian horror book written for the consumers. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of great Asians horror books on the market. However most of them are pretty heavy in the philosophical academic approaches which … Continue reading

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Film Review: Quench (2007)

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A boy turns to a old friend from school when he has nowhere else to turn but his friend is not the person he once was. This is a story of how people can change and a glimps into a world of occultists going on around us. Right in our own backyards.

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Cast:
Bo Barrett – Derek
Ben Schmitt – Jason
Samantha Eileen DeTurk – Veronica
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Film Review: Prison of The Psychotic Damned (2007)

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Five ghost hunters, led by professor Rayna Bloom (Susan Adriensen), investigates undead activity in a spooky terminal in Buffalo’s rough East Side neighborhood. But our heroes find more than they bargain for in this claustrophobic horror thriller. Along for the gory ride are Rayna’s cameraman (Jim Vaughn), a psychic (Demona Bast), a trust-fund goth princess (Melantha Blackthorne) and Rayna’s pal Nessie (Noel Francomano).

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“That would be showing, that would … Continue reading

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Film Review: PontyPool (2009)

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The flick is set in a radio station in Pontypool where one day the morning team starts taking reports of extreme, bloody incidents of violence occurring in town. As the story unfolds, the radio staff soon realizes the violence that is ripping society apart is due to a virus being spread through the English language. That in turn poses a problem for a yappy radio jock and his staff holed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodbath in the House of Knives (2010)

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Deceit, long kept secrets, and grisly murders surrounded in mystery – all this and more can be found in Bloodbath in the House of Knives. What starts as a harmless visit to a hypnosis demonstration turns into a roller coaster ride filled with dead bodies that start to pile up around poor Ivy (Anne Reiss). What can be the true meaning of all this? Who would be capable of such … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prom Night (2008)

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Donna (Brittany Snow) has been looking forward to her senior prom for as long as she can remember, anticipating a night of magic surrounded by her best friends. But what she doesn’t bargain for is a visitor from her dark past and a party that will end in murder. Donna and her friends find themselves fighting to escape the clutches of a deranged killer before the night of their dreams … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

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In 2001, police in Poughkeepsie New York made a shocking discovery—six bodies buried in the backyard of a residential house. Astonishingly, that was only the beginning.

Inside the home, police uncovered over 800 neatly organized video tapes detailing the exploits of one man’s decade-long crime spree. The most disturbing part of the find, was that the killer had filmed all of the footage himself– from his first moments stalking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thing’s Undone – Author Shane White

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THING’S UNDONE
Written and Illustrated by Shane White
Published by NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: 2 Color, 80 pages
Price: $12.95

Rick Is frustrated with the drudgery of the day to day. He can’t seem to get along with his co-workers, he can’t seem to fit in the way he’s expected and he has grown weary of the corporate buddy system. While these things are isolated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Sea – Author Briane Keene

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DEAD SEA
Author Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 337 pages
Price: $7.99

Unlike the previous two zombie books Author Brian Keene, Dead Sea is written a little bit differently than The Rising and City of the Dead. The terror is still there; this book focuses on a different character named Lamar Reed. The pacing in this novel is good, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tortured Skin – Author James C. Gillen

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TORTURED SKIN
Author James C. Gillen
Published by Kerlak Enterprises
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black & White – 304 Pages
Price: $14.95

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you know that vampires have become a very hot commodity. Thanks to the Twilight series and The Vampire Diaries the entire world has gone nuts for the bloodsuckers (OK, I’ve been patient. First zombies were the “in” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deathmask – Author Graham Masterton

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DEATHMASK
Author Graham Masterton
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W- 323 pages
Price: $7.99

I’ve never read any of Graham Masterton’s books before. When I picked up Death Mask at Barnes and Noble, I was definitely in for a treat. The story was very well written and the idea of it was something fresh, something that we have never read before. The story itself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead America – Author Luke Keioskie

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DEAD AMERICA
Author Luke Keioskie
Published by Severed Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 209 pages
Price: $13.95

“I charge gray Gary J, Slam him against the wall, start kicking the crap out of him, beating him for all the sh*t I’ve seen, all the calls I’ve come to where girls are killed for their undead ass, where dead men have been set alight … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Horror Cinema – Author Jay McRoy

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JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK)
Author Jay McRoy
Published by University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 240 pages
Price: $28.00

Author Jay Mcroy is a pretty smart guy. In “Japanese Horror Cinema” his latest book, he looks at the Asian culture (Japanese specifically) with a careful eye of detail, tight analogies and perspectives of what it all means. For casual shoppers this book … Continue reading

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