Archive for Books & Comics

Alien: Out of the Shadows Book Review

Feb 27, 2014 2 Comments

Ellen Ripley is back in Tim Lebbon’s Alien: Out of the Shadows , the first book in a brand new Alien trilogy from Titan Books.  Adding to an established universe of loving/obsessed fans is tricky. The novel has to be successful on multiple levels in order to please the passionate members of its audience, those […]

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Interview with Artist Mary Wright

Feb 25, 2014 No Comments

The horror genre is a big tent.  It’s dark, entombed in cobwebs and inhabited by all manner of nightmarish entities, but there’s a lot of room.  The people that make their bones creating works of horror—the ones who reside inside the tent—they’re an eclectic bunch.  Dynamic.  Still, a majority of horror creators and their fans […]

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Edogawa Rampo: Japan’s Poe

Feb 09, 2014 No Comments

It’s become commonplace to identify Japan with all things weird. From tentacle porn to wearable robotic cat tails for humans, the Land of the Rising Sun has birthed some seriously strange cultural artifacts. Whether or not Japan has always been like this is a question for someone better equipped than I am, but as a […]

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Horror Authors’ Bookshelves: W.D. Gagliani

Feb 02, 2014 No Comments

From the darkness has curiosity ever reached out and struck you?  Has it caused you to wonder about your favorite genre writers and what’s on their bookshelves?  It’s reached out and struck me.  Do they have some classic pulp detective novels?  What about graphic novel collections?  Maybe the severed head of the poor unfortunate soul […]

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The Crow: Curare Graphic Novel Review

Jan 30, 2014 No Comments

Almost a full year since publishing The Crow: Skinning the Wolves, author James O’Barr returns to the franchise with a new tale entitled Curare.  If you didn’t think it was possible to surpass the high standard set with Skinning the Wolves, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with his new tale of anguish and pain. The narrative’s […]

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Interview with Horror Author Freda Warrington

Jan 12, 2014 No Comments

Vampires have been done to death, right? Well, perhaps in some cases. With the rise of Twilight and other paranormal romances like it, vampires have a completely different stigma and appeal than they had in the days of Nosferatu, Bela Lugosi as Dracula, and even Anne Rice’s penned Lestat. But if one searches enough, authors […]

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The Crow: Skinning the Wolves Graphic Novel Review

Dec 29, 2013 No Comments

Story and Breakdowns: James O’Barr Story and Art: Jim Terry The Crow: Skinning the Wolves is a return to the franchise by long-absent creator James O’ Barr, who has moved the Crow’s current incarnation from gritty urban landscapes to a Nazi concentration camp.  Even as a longtime fan of O’Barr, I was skeptical.  Can you […]

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A Chorus of Wolves Book Review

Dec 26, 2013 No Comments

The description for Alex Kimmell’s anthology, A Chorus of Wolves, describes it as a book where “Safe havens become unsafe…the familiar turns outlandish and incomprehensible,” and that’s as good a description as any for what’s in store for you within these pages. The book includes six short stories and the opening chapters of a novel, […]

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Interview with Dacre Stoker: Royal Horror Bloodlines

Dec 22, 2013 No Comments

The story of Bram Stoker has been shrouded in vague facts and assumptions to this day, over one-hundred years after the release of his seminal novel, Dracula. A classic not only within the horror genre but also in literature as a whole, Dracula is arguably one of the most important novels in the history of […]

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Shadows Over Innsmouth Book Review

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments

My wife hates H.P. Lovecraft.  Ponder that for a second.  That’s like Lyndon Johnson and Ho Chi Minh finding they had enough other stuff in common to put aside that whole Vietnam War thing and spend their lives together in mutual passion.[1]  Truth is, I can understand why a lot of people aren’t Lovecraft fans; […]

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