Tag: Horror

Chad Ferrin, Genre Auteur Goes Deep in New Cult Horror Film

Chad Ferrin has made seven feature films over the last two decades, each of them a celebration of the Grotesque. All of these movies shared a certain DIY ingenuity along with an obvious obsession with the limits of sanity. Despite their collective preoccupations, no two of Ferrin’s flicks were alike. The director brazenly leaped from

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Kindle Kult: The Darkest of Dark Novels

This week, we’ve found some truly excellent Kindle deals on several novels frequently credited as “the darkest of all time” in lists across the Internet. While these are considered “literary” novels rather than “horror” or “weird fiction,” we can assure you the distinction is useless in this context–prepare yourself for some of the bleakest, most

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Hospitalized Factory of Pain by Zakary McGaha – Book Review

Review by Ben Arzate After a doctor commits a massacre at a hospital in Grenade City, causing it to be abandoned, a skeleton wearing a suit takes up residence in the building. Charlie, a young man who survived the massacre, decides he wants to learn to how to use guns to protect himself and his

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In A Dark Place – Film Review

by Bob Freville The following review originally appeared on the now-defunct horror website KillingBoxx in the Fall of 2011. It is shared here in the hopes that a new generation of readers will discover this woefully forgotten DtoDVD gem. “How dare you…You made me feel like I was mad!” The color yellow is symbolic of

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The History of BigBoobenstein (Including Why I Took Out The Dumpster Fire Ending)

by Jeff O’Brien Back in 2002 I was something of a scenester. The term “hipster” wasn’t really being thrown around back then but “scenester” certainly was. Looking back, I suppose it was the same thing. It was a term applied to someone who spent the majority of their nights either playing at rock clubs or

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Zebra Summer—Item #5: Rip Tide by Donald D. Cheatham

Book Review by Zakary McGaha In Zebra Summer, Zakary McGaha (author of Locker Arms and Soothing the Savage Swamp Beast) chronicles a very specific portion of his summer reading schedule: horror novels published by Zebra Books. To my knowledge, Rip Tide is the only shark attack book published by Zebra. It’s a blatant rip-off of

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Zebra Summer Item #4: Bloody Valentine by Stephen George

Book Review by Zakary McGaha In Zebra Summer, Zakary McGaha (author of Locker Arms and Soothing the Savage Swamp Beast), chronicles a very specific portion of his summer reading-schedule: horror novels published by Zebra Books. Whew…I took a little break from reading Zebra books. I’m glad I did. I read some awesome things like Tropic

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Carga – Film Review

by Ben Arzate “Carga” (Breaking Glass Pictures; directed by Bruno Gascon) In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Viktoriya, a young Russian woman, hitches a ride with a Portuguese truck driver named Antonio to find a better life in another country. However, she finds that she’s been tricked by him and falls

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The Unreprinted: Mama by Ruby Jean Jensen

The Unreprinted: Mama by Ruby Jean Jensen by Zakary McGaha In today’s installment of Ben Arzate’s The Unreprinted, author Zakary McGaha takes a look at a buried treasure from the mind that gave us Baby Doll and Chain Letter. A lot of die hard pulp fiction aficionados are okay with the fact that a large

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The Unreprinted: Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Dealers by Jeffrey Thomas

Welcome back to Ben Arzate’s The Unreprinted, a column exploring rare and/or out-of-print books that have left a lasting impression on readers. Today, author Zakary McGaha takes a look at Jeffrey Thomas’s entry in the Black Flame series of Nightmare on Elm Street tie-ins. by Zakary McGaha The Black Flame line of books holds its

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