The Final Girl by Brandon Ford

Publication Date: April 12, 2015

 

The Final Girl by Brandon FordThe slasher classic “Bloodletting” has been remade and viewers brave the single screen Colonial Theater to see the midnight show. Before the movie begins, a killer starts picking off patrons. Will the movie blogger, the set of teen twins, the fugitive or the woman running from betrayal get out alive?

 

 

 

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Dead Man Talking (Dead Man Mysteries Book 1) by T.M. Simmons

Publication Date: June 13, 2011

 

Author and ghost hunter, Alice Carpenter, has been living with 10 ghosts. Alice’s cousin, Katy, calls her to the family home to help with demanding and destructive resident ghost who is desperate to know who killed him. Soon after arriving Alice meets a new ghost and Katy becomes a suspect in that ghost’s murder. Can Alice hope her cousin and stop a killer? She’ll need help from another world to solve this one.

 

 

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Eaters: Michel’s Blog (A Horror Comedy Novella) by Mattie Jay Cormier

Release Date: August 11, 2016

 

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After living away for several years working as a professional writer, Michel returns to his hometown to face the ghosts of his past. It won’t only be an ex-girlfriend or a strung-out old friend he’ll face. Michel’s hometown has suffered a recent outbreak of centipede-like creatures known as “Eaters.” As Michel and his small band of compatriots struggle to survive will they succeed or will they be eaten.

 

 

 

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Zombie Rebellion by Sean Munger

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

 

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It’s 1794 in Pennsylvania and the local tax collector, Roger Clymer, has the unenviable task of collecting a new whiskey tax. When opposition starts to rise, Roger and his son wait for the arrival of George Washington and his troops with a limited number of bullets and a rising zombie horde.

 

 

 

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Gladiators vs. Zombies by Sean-Michael Argo

Publication Date: January 16, 2014

 

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Business is dropping off for Lanista Laeca, a master of a gladiator school, and he’s eager to find the next big thing. When a gladiator brings fighting the undead back from a faraway land, Lanista knows he has  found his moneymaker. Who will win in Gladiators vs. Zombies?

 

 

 

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From Away — Book 1: A Serial Thriller of Arcane and Eldritch Horror by Deke Mackey Jr.

Publication Date: July 18, 2015

 

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Mossley Island is a place where the residents keep to themselves and distrust outsiders. Ren Lesguettes may have been born on the island but when he and his daughter, Dawn, move to the island so that he can consult on a bridge to connect it to the mainland, they find ample opposition. With Dawn wanting to reconnect with the family her father left behind, what she finds on Mossley Island is people with a lot to hide.

 

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Eden Green by Fiona Van Dahl

Publication Date: July 31, 2015

 

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Eden Green’s best friend, Veronica, disappeared and suddenly has super human abilities including a remarkable healing speed. Veronica’s new friend, Tedrin, paints the sudden change in their friend as an immortality that Eden can have as well, but is immortality all it’s cracked up to be? Is there more to Tedrin and this sudden enhancement than meets the eye.

 

 

 

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The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

 

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Charles Thomas Tester lives in New York. To support himself and his ailing father, he delivers items and asks no questions. He is aware of the unpredictability of magic and the danger in what he does. When he delivers a book to a sorceress in Queens, he opens the door to something unpredictable and dangerous.

 

 

 

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Spooky Halloween Reads and More for 2015

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Books

Reviewed especially for Halloween:

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Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography by Victoria Price

The late Vincent Price was the master of horror and comedy. His movies had an eerie and unsettling quality that made him a horror film icon. Read a review of his biography written by his daughter, Victoria Price.

 

 

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The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers

In the tradition of his enticing book Verliege, Rivers, once again, takes the reader on a supernatural adventure. This time, he chose the sea as a location for tragedy and suspense on board of The Black Witch—read what happens in this review.

 

 

GW_Oh_Shit_Im_DeadOh Shit, I’m Dead! by G.R. Williams

This debut novel by Williams is a short story into the afterlife. The character, Ray, takes readers along on a emotionally-charged journey to the final destination. Read the The Oh Shit, I’m Dead! review.

 

 

 

 

Spooks Reads Recommendations

For this year’s Halloween, we put together some spooky reads that have been reviewed throughout the year on this website. Check out our Spooky Reads for Halloween 2015 list.

 

 

Further Reading

 

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The Mariner’s Shadow by Clive S. Johnson

Once again, Rabid Reader’s Reviews is able to present one of Clive S. Johnson’s popular poems The Mariner’s Shadow. Don’t miss out on his other two poems From a Moorland Walk and Remiss that were published on this blog in 2014. Clive S. Johnson is a science fiction author and poet. Check out a review of the book Cold Angel Days, the fourth book in The Dica Series.

 

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Romance, science fiction author, Veronica Scott, presents a special post and illustrations dealing with Victorian Veggie People for Halloween.

 

HALLOWEENPALOOZA III: 31 Days of Halloween

There is a Halloween celebration going on on the HALLOWEENPALOOZA Facebook page. You can read short stories entered for this event on the HALLOWEENPALOOZA blog.

 

…and More

Last year’s movie reviews proved to be a success. This year again, we reviewed some movie classics for you:

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House of Wax (2005 | 1958)

A remake of the original House of Wax starring the legendary actor Vincent Price that does not live up to its 1953’s predecessor. The message conveyed in the modern version is that if you’re going to take a detour, take a lot of friends to keep the killers busy while you look for a way out. Read more about House of Wax.

 

 

 

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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

This movie was one of the first that introduced the audience to a formulaic plot line and gory details. It is a parody of southern hospitality, which at times, has a very comical effect. The film was mostly played in drive-in movies and became on instant success. Read more about Two Thousand Maniacs!

 

 

 

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The Screaming Skull (1958)

The Screaming Skull is a cult classic and a fun look at the classic, psychological horror genre. You won’t die of fright watching it, but it contains enough highly dramatic and scary moments to keep you watching. The movie was based on the classic horror story by the author F. Marion Crawford and originally published in 1911. Read more about The Screaming Skull.

 

 

 

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 Shaun of the Dead (2004)

This horror, comedy movie is a British-French-American production dealing with an apocalyptic zombie uprising and has become a cult classic. Because of its satirical approach, it is now considered one of the top horror movies of the decade and the best zombie movie ever made. According to Screenrant, Shaun of the Dead is one of Tarantino’s top 20 movies.

 

 

 

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Ghost Ship (2002)

Originally, the screenplay was written as a relatively bloodless psychological horror movie. The script underwent several revisions and turned Ghost Ship into a gory film with an emphasis on the supernatural element.

 

 

 

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The Uninvited (1944)

This atmospheric and moody film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematorgraphy in 1945. The movie is based on the novel “Uneasy Freehold” by Dorothy Macardle that was published in 1942. The Uninvited is listed as one of the 11 scariest horror movies of all time by Martin Scorsese.

 

 

DVD_Attack_of_the_Killer_TomatoesAttack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

What type of movie do you get when scientists experiment with tomatoes? A musical, black comedy horror B-movie that is so bad, it became part of the pop culture. Although Attack of the Killer Tomatoes will probably go into the annals of the worst vegetable movie ever made, fans are pushing for a remake.

 

 

 

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Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

This movie is a science fiction, horror comedy that has reached a cult classic status. Aliens, who resemble evil circus clowns, invade a small town. Although the story line is considered quite simple, the movie, in general, is a reminiscent of past B-movies. Killer Klowns From Outer Space received praise for its special effects and visual design.

 

 

 

Around the Internet

On the Metro page you can check out the 5 tips (from scientists) on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Bored Panda has a great recipe for a red velvet zombielicious Brain Cake.

Live Science page has a ‘The Walking Dead’: How to Survive a Zombie Invasion article on their site.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition is having a Halloween round-up. Articles include the history and traditions of HalloweenThe Perfect Halloween PumpkinHow to Make Green Goo/GloopPumpkin-Potato-Polenta Dumplings and Scary Tales for Halloween.

Zombie Research Society is the leading expert on everything zombie. Their homepage is dedicated to zombie survival, zombie culture and zombie science. Enjoy articles like The Benefit of Cannibalism, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie-Proof your Apartment, 7 Badass Zombie Kills, and the Apocalypse Check List: High-Tech Gadgets.

Business Insider released an article A giant ‘spooky’ space rock is flying close to Earth on Halloween, but that’s not the most disturbing part. We hope this is not any kind of zombie apocalypse.

Fast Company has run an article with photos on Running a Haunted House is Scarier Than You Think.

Missed Spooky Halloween Reads and More last year? check out our post now.

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