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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
American Elsewhere

John Foster, March 9, 2013

Order this book NOW! Or dash to your nearest Powell's and plunk down your cash! This is my favorite kind of novel...one you can get lost within. Bennett has created a terrific SF...horror...fantasy. It appears to hark back to Lovercraftian lore...but it's much more. Great characters...great locales...and writing that is skin-crawlingly scary and splashed with surprising humor. Wonderful plotting that keeps the story driving on to the inevitable explosive otherworldly climax. I really don't know how to classify this book. Is it SF? Is it supernatural? The big picure is: It doesn't matter. Just great adventure creation by an author who just gets better with each new work.
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The Return Man by V M Zito
The Return Man

John Foster, May 30, 2012

Run, Shamble, Crawl...to get this book NOW! Zombie fiction is hit 'n' miss BUT The Return Man nails the genre dead center! Mr. Zito is obviously a huge horror fan and his deftly crafted, seat-of-your-pants "zombie breakout" story is the BEST ZOMBIE fiction I've ever read. As an fx dude who's worked in horror SPFX for over a dozen years...I'm easily jaded with most zombie fiction. The Return Man is top notch adventure horror! Even the "zombie" science has some REAL research behind it.

BUY THIS BOOK!


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Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman
Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror

John Foster, September 1, 2011

Shock Value is a well-written history of the "New Horror" and it's directors, writers, and producers. Jason Zinoman has done his research...(I saw this from the perspective of working in the SPFX makeup industry for a dozen years during the '80's and '90's...I was there...so I DO know the history of many genre films). Anyone who loves film regardless of genre should read this book. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, O'Bannon, De Palma...they're all here of course. But the author traces other not so famous filmmakers who made important contributions. Very thoughtful, candid and even funny at times. A wealth of recent horror film history. Come on buy this one...and be the life of any horror film history discussion!
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