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Book Review: Dario Argento – Author James Gracey

Written by James Gracey Published by Kamera Books / Oldcastle Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color & Black /White (color insert pages included) – 160 pages Price: $19.95 Dario Argento is one of those obscure but influential directors who has not only contributed greatly to the genre but has inspired countless others in his works. It’s funny because with his …

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Book Review: Zombie – Author J.R. Angelella

Zombie By J.R. Angelella Soho Press This is not your typical  run of the mill zombie book, and it is something totally unexpected.  Zombie by J.R. Angelella is the perfect combination of horror and comedy, and the ending is something that you would never guess.  Also, the ending is so terrifying it won’t be something you will easily forget. Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is a zombie …

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Book Review: Valley of the Dead – Author Kim Paffenroth

VALLEY OF THE DEAD Author Kim Paffenroth Published by: Permuted Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 258 pages Price: $14.95 The Divine Comedy by Italian poet Dante Alighieri is, arguably, one of the most studied and celebrated poems of all time. Religious scholars have spent centuries analyzing it for its theological content. Students of literature have sung praises …

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Book Review: Japanese Horror Cinema – Author Jay McRoy

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 …

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Book Review: The Nightmare Factory

THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (PAPERBACK) Written by Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Thomas Ligotti Art by Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith. Ted McKeever, & Michael Gaydos Published by Harper Paperbacks Publication Date: 2007 Format: Color – 112 pages Price: $17.99 “The Nightmare Factory” as it is so called. A collection of 4 short stories based on the work of Thomas Ligotti . In …

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Book Review: Nocturnal Emissions – Author Jeffrey Thomas

Nocturnal Emissions by Jeffrey Thomas Supernatural “Black Dogs,” UFOs, a vampire shark, parasite-infested children, and a foul-mouthed marionette from another dimension. These are just some of the dark delights to be found in the forthcoming collection  set for release by Dark Regions Press in September, 2010. NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, from Jeffrey Thomas – the fertile imagination behind the Punktown and Letters …

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Comic Review: After Dark – Issue 1

Issue: After Dark #1 Creators: Antoine Fuqua, Wesley Snipes Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Jeff Nentrup, Sara Biddle Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Cover Artist: Francesco “Matt” Mattina Editor: Renae Geerlings Publisher: Radical Publishing Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 56 Price: $4.99 “From celebrated director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day), acclaimed actor Wesley Snipes (Blade) and award-winning writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, …

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Book Review: Darkness Rising – Author Brian Moreland

Darkness Rising By: Brian Moreland Samhain Publishing 98 Pages Marty Weaver is a dreamer that expresses his romantic nature through poetry. Often going to a nearby lake for inspiration he ventures forth to ponder over his unrequited love Jennifer. On this ill-fated evening Marty is not alone. Three ruthless killers have occupied his sanctuary. As the killers commence a hellacious …

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Comic Review: House of the Wolfman – Issue 1

Issue: House of the Wolfman #1 Writer: David Gruba Artist: Rene Castellano Publisher: Instant Press Comics Price: $3.00 “”Home repairs can be scary, especially with a Wolfman in charge.” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 OMG!!! OMG!!! SPOILER ALERT….. There is a MUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even start breaking down this issue without starting by saying it is hilarious. If you …

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