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SACKHEAD:The Definitive Retrospective on FRIDAY THE 13th PART 2 – Ron Henning

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Imagine, a warm summer’s Saturday night in the early 1980′s. At the local theater excitement fills the air, everyone is anxiously awaiting the lights to dim, the curtains to pull back, the previews to finish, and for the main feature to begin. Finally, the entire theater is quiet, all eyes fixed forward, and you hold your breath as the larger than life title flashes on the screen…FRIDAY THE 13th!

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Posted February 3rd, 2024.

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NEON NIGHTMARES: L.A. Thrillers Of The 1980′s – Brad Sykes

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There has been no other decade in the history of modern times that has been referenced to, admired, inspiring, and seems to be loved more than the 1980′s. If you look at television shows, music, or fashion today, many of them have been patterned after the 80′s. This includes films as well.

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Posted January 27th, 2024.

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THE AFTERLIFE BOOK: Heaven, Hell, And Life After Death – Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman

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To say Marie D. Jones wears many hats would be an understatement. She has an extensive list of credits to her name, from author, filmmaker, podcast guest, and many others in between.

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Posted January 27th, 2024.

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LETTERS FROM A DEAD WORLD – David Tocher (review & interview)

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To say author David Tocher is an established young talent would be an understatement. David studied Shakespeare’s life and complete works, World literature, English literature, theology, and holds an Associate of Divinity degree, studied Judaism, has studied novel writing, editing and proofreading. His accomplishments are quite extensive.

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Posted November 15th, 2023.

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A MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe – Mark Dawidziak

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When it comes to horror in literature there are some names that not only stand out but have stood the test of time and have made literary history. Mary Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Joe Hill are just a few. However, there is one author that has not only changed the horror writing genre as we know it, but has been the inspiration for just about every author thereafter….Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is the ultimate gothic horror author for generations, and has been studied, discussed, and analyzed for decades, yet there is one thing about Poe we still find ourselves asking…how did Edgar Allan Poe die?

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Posted September 22nd, 2023.

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MR. PURPLE – review and interview with W.H. Chizmar

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It seems that every generation has at least one writer to come along that becomes legendary and iconic. Poe, Lovecraft, Stephen King, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, and Richard Chizmar.Each has their own genre, and have become pretty much household names. Author Richard Chizmar is no stranger to the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and several other best selling authors list.

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Posted September 4th, 2023.

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LIKE BEING ON MARS: An Oral History of the film CARRIE (1976) – Lee Gambin

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Author Lee Gambin loves pop culture. His knowledge for television, movies, books, as well as his high regard for many actors is very impressive. I love that Lee also shows his appreciation for those actors who have less prominent roles…those many of us would overlook. Lee brings them into the spotlight as well. His books are diverse, and have covered many subjects including animals in films, television shows, actors, movie musicals, and horror films, which includes the 1980′s horror classic,THE HOWLING. That being said, Lee Gambin has done something else that’s notable as well.

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Posted September 4th, 2023.

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STEPHEN KING REVISITED VOL. 1 – Richard Chizmar and Bev Vincent

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There are many books written about Stephen King, who is considered one of the greatest horror writers of all time. Authors such as Stephen Spignesi, Robin Furth, Joe Maddrey, and many others (including myself) have all written about his works. However, there is one particular author who has been writing about Stephen King for a very long time, and is highly qualified and respected in the Stephen King universe. As musician Neil Young is to music (with his extraordinary guitar playing) being dubbed the “Godfather of Grunge, author Bev Vincent is also known as the “Godfather” to those who know his name throughout the world of all things that surround Stephen King. He has been revered for his in depth writing, and for paving the way for others who have also been enthralled with Stephen King.

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Posted July 12th, 2023.

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HALLOWEEN 3: “Where The Hell Is Michael Myers?” – Tommy Lee Wallace (review and interview)

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There are so many film franchises it’s hard to keep up, and they generally are from the horror genre. From SAW, SCREAM, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, JAWS, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST., and FRIDAY THE 13th (which are all greats) there seems to be one that really resonates with fans…HALLOWEEN. This particular franchise not only kicked off an entire subgenre of “slasher films” within the horror genre, but also had its own long line of sequels that finally came to an end in October, 2022. It seems that through the decades HALLOWEEN films have sustained the test of time.

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Posted February 17th, 2023.

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THE AMITYVILLE MURDER HOUSE – review and interview with Andrew J. Rausch

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Andrew J. Rausch is a family man, father, editor, interviewer, expert on Pop Culture, but he’s also an extremely talented author of nearly fifty published books. His topics range from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Ed Wood, to books about films, as well as Hip Hop music, to sharing his thoughts on author Stephen King. However, whatever Andrew writes, he pours his heart and soul into it, drawing the reader completely in.

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Posted February 13th, 2023.

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