Feb
15

Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 4

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 “Dating Secrets of the Dead” by David Prill was a learning experience for me. It taught me that there’s a horror sub-sub-genre that I’m not particularly fond of: zombie romance. Maybe I’m just being old fashioned about this but vampires don’t sparkle and zombies don’t go a … Continue reading »

Feb
14

Beware by Richard Laymon – Horror Novel Review

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Publication Year: 2008 Original Publication Year: 1985 I’m always a bit behind when it comes to latching onto popular trends. I didn’t develop a taste for grunge music until long after the form had died out, and I didn’t start watching Battlestar Galactica until the show had been off the … Continue reading »

Feb
11

Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, Part 3

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 When you’re a kid a lot of things are scary, so by telling his story “Naming of Parts” from the perspective of a 12-year-old named Jack, Lebbon reminds the reader how disturbing things that go bump in the night can be for a pre-teen. Jack lives in … Continue reading »

Feb
09

Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, Part 2

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 The pace slows down a little for “The Things He Said” by Michael Marshall Smith. Again, this is an author I’m not familiar with but the story is worth your time. Our nameless narrator recalls a few sparse words of advice his father imparted upon him and … Continue reading »

Feb
08

Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran – Book Review, Part 1

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 In his introduction to this anthology of zombie stories David J. Schow, like so many before him, goes on about the symbolism and inner meaning of George Romero’s zombie films. Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead are two of the greatest horror films … Continue reading »

Feb
07

The Werewolf Vs. Vampire Woman by Arthur N. Scarm – Book Review

Format: Musty old paperback Publisher: Guild-Hartford Publishing Publication Year: 1972 The fascinating thing about this one isn’t that it’s the worst written piece of horror fiction on the planet, although make no mistake, it is. No, the oddest thing here is that this is a movie tie-in paperback, a type of book that usually means … Continue reading »

Feb
03

It’s Official: I’m Hooked on The Nook.

Everybody loves a good story. Me? I like the scary kind. Epics featuring giant man-eating crustaceans? I’m your guy. Apocalyptic tales of global vampirism? You betcha, bub. I’ve always been a horror guy and in the last few years that passion has been focused on movies (as evidenced by my old blog Omega Channel and … Continue reading »

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