Book Review: D.O.A.: Extreme Horror Collection – Editors: David B. Hayes and Jack Burton

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Full disclosure: I submitted to this anthology and was rejected. On the other hand, my wife, who allows me access to all her soft and naughty bits, has a story on display within its pages. My hope is that the two cancel each other out and leave a relative sense of objectivity to my review. Just wanted to warn you. Any time you call something “extreme” or “shocking” or any of those clichĂ©d catch-phrases, you … Continue reading

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Nightscape Press Presents World’s Collider!

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World’s Collider, an apocalyptic anthology edited by Richard Salter. The Collision is the worst disaster in human history. So far… In the near future, an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider causes an enormous explosion, known as the Collision. The blast flattens a huge chunk of central Europe and punches a massive hole in the Earth’s surface. Over the next decade, unspeakable horrors pour from the rift: vicious creatures with a taste for human flesh, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Mavericks – Author Danny Draven

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“A big film that has the luxury of a $150 million ad budget will certainly educate the public as to what the title means or what kind of film it is. But when you have no money and you’re at the video store or scrolling down the menu on iTunes or Apple TV, the title has to be understandable so people get it. If you can tell a story without even a log line, you’ve … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dolls (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls. REVIEW: Stop motion is a dying art form, so any time I can see a great old example of it I get pretty excited. I certainly wasn’t expecting to see it in Dolls, which, let’s be honest, from the premise sounds a little silly. Sure large collections of dolls can be … Continue reading

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Rage – Midsummer’s Eve signs an international deal with Aspect Film

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American horror feature Rage – Midsummer’s Eve set in the Arctic Circle has signed an international Sales Agency deal. The film will be introduced to distribution companies for the first time in the European Film Market (EFM) during Berlin’s International Film Festival, starting today in Germany. The international Sales Agency representing the film is UK based Aspect Film, which also represents such as The Cloth starring Danny Trejo and Eric Roberts, as well as Blood … Continue reading

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Horror Scripts Wanted – Hollywood Screenplay Competition

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The Hollywood Screenplay Competition is now accepting submissions for its 2012 screenwriting competition, where the winning script will be optioned and produced into a feature film. Screenplays in most genres will be considered: drama, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, thriller, biopic, family, adventure, etc. (Scripts for documentaries, animation and musicals will not be accepted.) Scripts will be judged on Concept (Originality,) Plot (Storyline,) Characters, Dialogue, Structure, and Cinematic Value (Marketability.) The competition is conducted in association … Continue reading

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Game Review: Alan Wake

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Alan Wake tells the tale about a famous author by the same name. On the surface, things don’t look too bad for Alan; he has a nice marriage to a woman named Alice, and he’s best friends with his agent, Benny Wheeler. However, Alan is suffering from writer’s block, which is obviously not good for a professional writer. Alan and Alice decide to take a vacation to the beautiful town of Bright Falls, Washington in … Continue reading

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Halloween Horror Fiction Giveaway

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Like your fiction dark? Have a yen for Halloween goodness? Like us on FB  or add us on Google+ http://gplus.to/BDPFiction to have a shot at our Halloween edition of BDR. You have one week, or seven days, or 168 hours…. You get the picture.

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BENT CON 2011

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BENT-CON is the convention for encouraging, celebrating and appreciating LGBT and LGBT-friendly comic-book artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors and producers, creating media targeted directly to LGBT audiences or as part of the larger realm of underground and mainstream pop-culture as a whole. BENT-CON is committed to encouraging the vast talent and creativity within a queer and queer-friendly environment for those passionate about sharing their respective talents with YOU — the Fans — New and not-so-new … Continue reading

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Halloween Horror Fiction Giveaway

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How about a treat for Halloween? “Like” us on Facebook or add us on G+ and you’re entered in a drawing for a special dark edition of the Boone’s Dock Review! https://www.facebook.com/boonesdockpress http://gplus.to/BDPFiction

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BLACK MERCY FALLS coming from Delirium Books in October

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Delirium Books is gearing up for new releases in their ongoing horror novella series. Slated for an October release, BLACK MERCY FALLS by Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes was the #1 preorder bestseller at Horror Mall for the month of August. There are still copies available, but time is ticking before the book sells out. Those who prefer horror novels of the electronic variety, never fear, an eBook edition will coincide with the limited edition … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nowhere Hall (Spectral Press) – Author Cate Gardner

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“Someone stole the world and packed it up in a briefcase.”  We all know how to deal with ghosts (salt, prayers, just move out of the friggin house already), vampires are old hat (stake, decap or wait til sunrise for the sparklies) and no matter what new permutation on zombies you may come up with, we have our plans ready (we won’t go into that). Physical threats are blasĂ©, but many of us have to … Continue reading

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Horror On The Kindle: A New Frontier

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The Amazon Kindle (and Kindle apps for Android and iOS devices) has really caught the imagination of a lot of readers around the world, and has given a lot of writers (myself included) a genuine chance to have their work seen by a potentially massive audience who otherwise may have missed out on them altogether. Horror on the Kindle is well represented by a wide variety of writers both new and established, and the possibilities … Continue reading

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Trailer: House Call (Horror Short Teaser)

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Supernatural/Horror short film — September 2011 Director/Writer/Exec Producer Music by OUR FLAWS REMAIN Music Compser Aaron Dlugasch & vocalist Liz Borg Synopsis: Janice does the unthinkable in order to start a new life with her new boyfriend. However, strange things begin to happen on the night of their one year anniversary .

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Horror Fandom: Giving Back Some Scares

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Have you ever wanted to create your own horror masterpiece? Have you ever wanted to give something back to the genre that you love and join in the fun? Brilliant. We’re honoured to have you as fellow fans. Seriously, it’s a brave step for any fan to take. There comes a time in many horror fans’ lives in terror when a certain thought occurs; “Now it’s MY turn.” This is how countless much-loved creators got … Continue reading

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Book Review: Possessed: Spine Tingling Tales from Ten Masters of Horror – Editor Nate Kenyon

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POSSESSED: SPINE TINGLING TALES The great advantage of the short story is that you can do one in a single sitting. A little shot of pure horror, down in one. None of this laboriously wading through another chapter every night only to discover that the monster was killed and good prevailed. And if you don’t like one author, then like a good bus service, another one will be along in a minute. This collection has … Continue reading

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New Public Ooozings From HNN Staffer

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Long time staff book reviewer and he of the floppy man-breasts, Anton Cancre has two new stories that are currently available for your perusal and enjoyment. If nothing else, it stands as an opportunity to critique the critic, if he has talked a little sh*t about you in the past. “Beautiful Things”, a touching little tale of the straining relationship between a father and son in a world where the much lauded zombie apocalypse has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales from the Crossroad – Editors David Niall Wilson, David Dodd

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TALES FROM THE CROSSROAD The world of publishing has changed, but while many companies are either trying to desperately to cope with these changes or coming up with new and exciting ways to exploit them, Crossroad Press is doing a damn fine job of showing how it can be done right. They’ve got a fairly extensive and consistently growing catalog of new and out of print ebooks available in all of the standard formats and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rotters – Author Daniel Kraus

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ROTTERS “My father spoke, and still I tried to listen, but my ears buzzed with the low hum of disease. He told me, and I tried to understand, that what we had done was something ancient and possibly noble, but also vilified and to be undertaken with the utmost solemnity; and that, most importantly, it was a craft passed down through generations, teacher to student, and as of tonight this group included not just my … Continue reading

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Giallo: The Dawn of A New Wave?

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There are dark and strange things afoot, which for folks like us is a wonderful thing. Something is bubbling back up to the surface of the moviegoing consciousness, something special. With films such as Black Swan and Amer in recent times bringing a sense of surreal and artistic nastiness to a film climate awash with torture p*rn and artless schlock, are we seeing the resurgence of the Giallo tropes that made that first wave of … Continue reading

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