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The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker – A Literary Review

“Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.”  ― Clive Barker. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the 1987 horror classic, Hellraiser (see our retro review here) and its ongoing franchise. Today we will be taking a look back at the novella, The Hellbound Heart, on which the film is based upon. The Hellbound …

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Riley Sager’s ‘Final Girls’ – Book Review

In my free time, you can find me perusing the shelves of local movie or book stores. On a recent trip, I struck out on my movie hunt, but I began to wonder if there were any books that would spark my interest. I had just finished The Drawing of Three (check out my review here), the second book in The …

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‘Blood Wolf: A Nikki Blade Novel’ by Tim Miller – Book Review

One of our favorite horror authors and writer for PopHorror, Tim Miller, who has written over 40 books so far, mostly in the extreme horror genre, which he has continued to push, most recently with Snuff Film. Tim has decided to branch off into a different direction for his upcoming book, Blood Wolf: Book 1 of the Nikki Blade Bounty Hunter series, an …

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‘The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three’ – Book Review

Reading Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three is an arduous task, to say the least. In this, the second entry in The Dark Tower series (read my review of the first book here), we follow the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead, down a desolate and dangerous beach that seems to have no end. Along the way, he will …

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My Favorite Horror Story: ‘Pickman’s Model’ by H.P. Lovecraft

One of my favorite literary pieces would be Pickman’s Model. Life imitating art, or art imitating life? As a child, these were themes that I found myself drawing upon when I discovered H.P. Lovecraft’s short but vast tale, Pickman’s Model. The tale draws the reader in, while testing the limits of the imagination until the bitter end. The story itself utilizes …

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Review: ‘The Thing Artbook’ is a ‘Thing’ of Beauty!

The Thing Artbook

John Carpenter’s The Thing is my favorite horror film of all time. It may be my favorite movie, period. I said as much in the retrospective I wrote for The Thing‘s 35th anniversary. It goes without saying that when I heard they were doing an illustrated tribute to the film called The Thing Artbook, I was beyond excited! Of course, …

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Get Possessed by ‘The Dark Net’ by Benjamin Percy: A Book Review

The web is a great, big scary place and Benjamin Percy takes it to a whole new level. In his book, The Dark Net, he takes evil and mixes it with technology. The Dark Net is like the black market and deepest, darkest hole in the interwebs. It is used to pirate music and movies to trafficking drugs, stolen goods, people, …

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Book Review – SNUFF FILM by Tim Miller

Thanks to Tim Miller, I’ll never look at a cheese grater the same way again. For those interested in the multiple ways to use a cheese grater, look no further than Miller’s latest book, Snuff Film.  Justin is a washed-up actor who can barely score a spot in a car commercial. Destiny is an aspiring actress who wants to get …

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James S. Murray’s Upcoming Novel, ‘Awakened,’ Has A Release Date

It’s finally happening, PopHorror fans! James S. Murray of Trutv’s Impractical Jokers is releasing his first ever novel, Awakened! Yes, I know Impractical Jokers isn’t a horror show, but that doesn’t mean that the four lifelong friends only know how to make people laugh. Co-written with Sixth Cycle author Darren Wearmouth, Awakened is to be released next year. So read on to …

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‘Hell Cat of the Holt’ by Mark Cassell – Book Review

Hell Cat of the Holt is the third story in Mark Cassell’s Shadow Fabric series. Although not a full novel, this novella expands upon the multi-dimensional lore the author began in his first two books in the trilogy, 2014’s The Shadow Fabric and 2017’s The Shadow Fabric Mythos: Vol. 1. Readers will be thrilled to find that the story of Leo, …

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