DVD Release Date: October 7, 2014
With the upcoming human rights day (December 10, 2016), we will be reviewing several fiction and nonfiction books and movies. We believe, it is more important than ever to take the time to reflect on our past. We achieved a lot, but we still have a long way to go. This is the first review in a series of books and movies regarding the event. If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, please visit this site regularly in the upcoming days for more reviews.
This is an inside look into what it means to be George Takei. From early life in an American internment camp to his marriage to his husband Brad Altman in 2008, Takei gives unfettered access to what makes an icon tick.
Continue reading To Be Takei (2014)
Publication Date: August 21, 2016
Trapped on Talonque by Veronica Scott is the fifth book in the Sectors series. Bithia had been placed in a sleep-like stasis by her people thousands of years before and now sleeps as the captive of a primitive and war-like people that view her as a deity. When they capture Space Marine Nate Reilly and his men, they’re brought before Bithia and she wakes temporarily and forms a psychic link with him. Bithia will guide Nate and his men but the path is treacherous. He alone can save her but will he succeed?
Continue reading Trapped On Talonque: (A Sectors SF romance) by Veronica Scott
Publication Date: October 22, 2015
Letty, adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, gets a call from a woman that considers herself a “Traveler.” Travelers are young people that roam the states peacefully. The woman’s fellow Travelers have started dying and she suspects foul play and is frightened she might be next. Letty insists on going to get her friend. Lucas is sure that there is nothing to the woman’s fear but insists on going with his daughter to protect her. What he finds is what they never expected.
Continue reading Gathering Prey by John Sandford
Publication Date: August 1, 2015
When surmised threats turn to violence on James Palmer’s farm, DCI Peter Hatherall is charged with uncovering the viciously vengeful culprit before the attacks turn deadly.
Continue reading Point Of No Return by Diana J. Febry
Publication Date: August 26, 2015
Retired cop, Sam Pritchard, is going stir-crazy. He was shot on the job and worked hard to regain mobility. When he’s asked to find a missing child, he can’t pass up the case; however, little does he know the rabbit hole it’ll take him down.
Continue reading The Grave Man – A Sam Prichard Mystery by David Archer
Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude is a seven-story prequel to the Boston Metaphysical Steampunk comic book. The anthology includes stories by Madeleine Holly Rosing and line art by Emily Hu.
Continue reading Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude by Madeleine Holly-Rosing
Rabid Reader’s presents this year’s Spooky Halloween Reads and More round-up. Check what we read and viewed.
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Movie Released: 2011 | DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012
A zombie infection strikes Europe and quickly becomes a global event. A group of survivors pull together and make their way to a rumored Survivor Camp on Catalina Island.
Continue reading 2012: Zombie Apocalypse (2012)
Release Date: August 11, 2016
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.
Continue reading Eaters: Michel’s Blog (A Horror Comedy Novella) by Mattie Jay Cormier
Thanks again to the fabulous Rangewoman Inc for a wonderful guest review.
Movie Released: 1960 in b/w | DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008
The Little Shop of Horrors was produced in 1960 on $28,000 budget (according to my research the budget ranged between $24,000 and $30,000 — so your guess is as good as mine.) Directed by the legendary Roger Corman, this movie was produced within two days. Corman decided to use an earlier film setting that was due to be torn down in the next two days.
The movie is a horror-themed, black comedy B-movie that gained a cult following. The theme is said to be inspired by the novella Green Thoughts by John Collier and the science fiction short story The Reluctant Orchid by Arthur C. Clarke. In 1982, The Little Shop of Horrors was turned into an Off-Broadway, horror comedy rock musical and in 2003, it debuted as a Broadway production. If you don’t mind spoilers, continue reading.
Continue reading The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)