Bunnyman Massacre Review

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2014 by Horror Addicts Guest

Movie Review – Bunnyman Massacre

by C.A. Milson

Stars: David Scott, Julianne Dowler, Jennifer June Ross

Directed by: Carl Lindbergh

IMDB Rating: 4.6

Plot: Joe and Bunnyman’s adventure continue in a rural ghost town. Bunnyman’s blood lust knows no bounds, as he slaughters indiscriminately anything that crosses his path.

My Tagline: “What Donny Darko should have been

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Review: A hillbilly and a deformed man dressed in a rabbit suit. What could go wrong :) Bunnyman Massacre is the 2nd film in the series by Carl Lindbergh. Although I have not seen the first one yet (but working on it), I will say that if slasher flicks like Wolf Creek are your thing, then this is one film you will like. Although it is obvious that the budget was not as big as Wolf Creek (1 or 2), there is enough splatter and slaughtering of the naive to fill your blood lust…

The opening sequence were Bunnyman slaughters a bus load of kids was enough to show me that this is one film not the squeamish or anyone who can’t handle watching a film about deranged psychopaths hunt down scantily dressed women (or anyone else for that matter) and offing them because they’re in the mood that day.

Although some of the acting was very dull (such as when the bus driver shows no surprise when the girl slumps over dead at the bus stop, and not to forget the scene where you actually see the blond girl move her arm when she was supposed to be dead), it was good enough to make me want to sit through the 102 minutes of massacres.

If you are brave enough to watch this, then I wont tell you about the jerky. You can come to your own conclusions on that one :)

This was a well done film by Carl Lindbergh, and certainly was enough to make me want to see the first movie and the next one in the series.

VerdictSwitch off the lights and watch alone …. if you dare (adds to the chill factor)

My Rating: 8 out of 10.

C.A.Milson is an award winning horror author of 4 books (and counting); Founder of ASJ Publishing, and seldom film producer. He resides in Melbourne, Australia and likes to spend his time in his backyard hobbyfarm of 13 chooks, and draws inspiration from the horrors that lay in wait in the darkness. C.A.Milson can be found at: www.asjpublishing.com and: www.facebook.com/C.A.Milson.Author

 

Press release: Deep Black Sea

Posted in News with tags , , on July 28, 2014 by Horror Addicts Guest

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A crew of seven aboard a specially designed research submarine sit three miles down in the dark world beneath the sea. When they bring aboard the bacteria that enables certain animals to survive in the seven-hundred degree poisonous water of the black smoker, they have no idea that one of the researchers plans on using them as his test subjects.the circus from within.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-6186-2-673

Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61868-2-666

eBook Price: $5.99

Print Price: $16.95

Publisher / Imprint: Permuted Press

Format: Trade Paperback (6×9)

Pages: 290

Genre:

FIC028010 FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

FIC015000 FICTION / Horror

Audience: General Adult

David M. Salkin is an award-winning author, the Mayor of Freehold Township, New Jersey and a Master Graduate Gemologist who co-owns a fine jewelry store. Deep Black Sea is Salkin’s seventh published novel, and his first hard cover novel is due out in September of 2014. A writer of thrillers, Salkin’s books have spanned military espionage, action-adventure, horror, mystery and science fiction. Like one of his author-heroes, the late, great Michael Crichton, Salkin writes about varied topics—but there’s always one constant, he writes page-turning thrillers. David has twice been a panelist at Thrillerfest in New York, and has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles numerous times. Be sure to check out davidmsalkin.com or find him on Facebook to keep up with his newest releases. David M. Salkin titles include: Crescent Fire, Necessary Extremes, The MOP, The Team, Forever Hunger and Deep Down. Salkin has served as an elected official in Freehold Township for twenty years. When not writing or working, he can be found underwater scuba diving with his dive buddies Patty, Rachael and Alex.

“DEEP BLACK SEA is science fiction at its best, a realistic tale of exploration and danger, written by a man who knows the details of deep-sea exploration firsthand. An exciting read.”

-Science Fiction legend Ben Bova, author of MARS

Dead Kansas

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Horror Addicts Guest

Dead Kansas: A review by Angela Estes

MV5BMjE0NTEyMTQ2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzk2OTQyMTE@._V1_SX214_AL_Taking place in the overcrowded genre of reanimated corpses (aka zombies, walkers or “rottens,”) Dead Kansas opens in glorious monochrome black and white reminiscent of the earlier cult masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead.  The action quickly colorizes, however, and black and white scenes appear with special sound effects only to depict “rotten” vision or moments when the monsters are present.

In Dead Kansas’ mythos, women were the first to get sick and hero Glenn has what is now a highly sought commodity:  a daughter.  From a biker gang to a doctor who may have the beginnings of a vaccine for the disease, everyone wants a piece of Emma, who loves her pa, has some respectable “rotten” killing skills and who just wants to see the world beyond her family farm.

“All I do here is pick vegetables and shoot rottens.”

Act 1 is thoroughly enjoyable with nice acting by Alexandria Lightford as Emma; Aaron Guerrero as her father, Glen; and Michael Camp as the gang leader, Jebediah.  Jeb also has a couple of really great lines like “Live in hell long enough, everyone turns into a demon.”  Act 2 continues strong as Emma appeals for help to the community known as “The Shambles.”   Made up mostly of former Circus or Sideshow performers, “The Shambles” has all sorts of interesting props and calliope music as well as including the somewhat recognizable Irwin Keyes playing the Giant.

Overall, the movie is somewhat uneven.  Act 3 opens with a new actress, Erin Miracle, playing Emma.  There isn’t even the slightest attempt to reconcile the new Emma with the old Emma.  Although only a minute should have passed between Act 2 and Act 3, her hair is significantly longer, she is a bit older and she is dressed far more provocatively.   Perhaps embracing the campy inconsistencies and problematic acting in the second half could have created an almost Ed Wood-ish triumphant cult classic, but for me, what began as an exciting internet find, simply fizzled out.

IMDB credits Dead Kansas as writer, director, producer Aaron K. Carter’s sole credit.  On the merits of Act 1 and 2 alone, I will be watching to see his future projects.  Carter’s story telling skills definitely show some potential.

To find out more about Angela Estes: https://plus.google.com/+AngelaEstesangiece/posts

Angela

 

HorrorAddicts.net 104, Pembroke Sinclair

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Emerian Rich

Horror Addicts Episode# 104

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Cancer Killing Gemini

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96 days till Halloween!

pembroke sinclair, my life with the thrill kill kult, black death

swine and roses, black death, horror addicts guide to life, end of the world radio, irish wake cake, death warmed over, my life with the thrill kill kult, neon diva, dead aware, terry m. west, beast of ‘77, shawn jenkins, dying days, armand rosamilia, jeff carlson, frozen sky 2, ken wohlrob, no tears for old scratch, bunnyman massacre, rusted robot, c.a. milson, the kryptos, sandra harris, female horror icons, memorial for victoria ley, the darkseed, wicked women writers challenge, events, dead mail, flash fict: jeremiah donaldson, pembroke sinclair.

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

 

Victoria Ley Memorial… We will miss you Victoria!
Victoria’s work: http://victorialey.com/

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Meet Writer Pembroke Sinclair, #104

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Emerian Rich

Jessica Robinson 2 BWOur featured author this week is Pembroke Sinclair. She is an author who enjoys writing zombie fiction and likes creating fantastic worlds and memorable characters. She is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and is on a committee to create membership criteria for iPAL, which is a sister group to the Published Authors Liaison group and focuses on independent and self-published authors.

This week, Pembroke Sinclair shares with us her story, “Silver Plantation”. It is the story of a man who feels he was wronged by the woman he loved, so he takes her and her new boyfriend to his plantation house to kill them.

So, let’s get to know Pembroke.

HA: What is your most recent work for sale and what is it about?

Pembroke: My most recent work, although it’s not for sale yet, is a nonfiction book about zombies called Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies. Using film, literature, and interviews with experts, it examines how zombies portray real-world fears such as epidemics, mind control, what may or may not exist in space, the repercussions of playing God, and the science behind the fears.

HA: What was the spookiest night of your life?

Pembroke: I used to date this guy who lived in a basement apartment. I always had horrific nightmares when I stayed there, and the upstairs neighbors had told us stories about a ghost that haunted the place. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a large shadowy figure right outside the doorway. I closed my eyes and told myself it wasn’t there, and when I opened them again, it was crouching next to the bed right in front of me.

YIKES!

The-Appeal-of-Evil-HRHA: How do you create stories and what is in your writers tool kit?

Pembroke: I use both pen/paper and a computer. It all depends on where I’m at and what is available. I don’t really have a writer’s tool kit. With a family and a full-time job, I squeeze writing in wherever, whenever I can!

HA: Who is one person you’d like to meet, living or dead?

Pembroke: Only one? There are so many people I would like to meet. At the moment, I would have to say it would be George Romero. I think an interview with him would be awesome for my nonfiction book.

HA: What is your favorite horror flick?

Pembroke: Aliens

HA: If you were to battle a hoard of zombies, who would be your dream team fighting next to you?

Pembroke: Robocop, some Terminators, the Predator, Ripley, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. We would totally kick some zombie ass!

HA: Where can Horror Addicts chat with you?

Pembroke: Facebook, and I’m on there under Jessica Robinson/Pembroke Sinclair.

Thank you, Pembroke for the chance to check out your work. Listen to her story on #104 of HorrorAddicts.net and to find out more about her, go to: pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com

Frozen Sky 2: Betrayed by Jeff Carlson

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by David Watson

22035237When we last saw Alexis Vonderach in Frozen Sky it was the year 2113 and she had just made first contact with an alien race. The creatures that inhabit Jupiter’s moon Europa are referred to as sunfish by Earthlings and they live beneath the frozen surface. Earth had been taking resources from Europa for months before they realized that beneath the ice were hieroglyphics and tunnels. Vonderach and some other explorers met Europa’s locals and they were not friendly.

Flash forward three months and the sunfish and Earthlings have an uneasy truce. This is where we are in the opening of Jeff Carlson’s Frozen Sky 2: Betrayed. Tribe Top Clan Eight-Six has sent one representative who the humans call Tom to an underground module so they can learn more about Europa’s new visitors. Earth has sent Vonderach, together the two learn each other’s language but when the ground starts to quake due to Earth’s machines,  the peace between humans and sunfish may be shattered.

Earth’s leaders start to debate what should happen next as more sunfish arrive with reinforcements. At this part of the book you see that every human in Frozen Sky 2 has their own agenda and only Vonderach is thinking of someone other than herself. War is about to begin between an ancient race who lives for violence and the greedy governments of Earth who only care about Europa’s raw materials.

Frozen Sky 2: Betrayed has a little bit of everything. At one point this book is an action adventure with the battle between sunfish and humans. it’s also a horror novel with Vonderach trapped in an underground room with a hostile alien and the betrayal that goes on later in the book. Later the book becomes a suspense novel with an insane robot that doesn’t know which species that it wants to destroy. It even workes as a political thriller with all the governments of the world and the scientists having their own agenda and manipulating each other to get what they need. Even the sunfish have tribes and agendas and battle each other to have the best living conditions. I really enjoyed hearing about how they lived.

I took Europa as a metaphor for early life on earth with sunfish representing caveman who battle for limited resources. That being said, you also see the supposedly advanced humans who still battle each other like the primitive sunfish. I loved how in the beginning of this book Jeff Carlson includes a timeline giving all the advancements of Earth throughout time and in this story you also see how sunfish civilization have risen and fallen over the centuries and you began to understand that they really aren’t that different.

Frozen Sky 2: Betrayed is an excellent novel on many levels. My favorite parts were the interactions between Vonderach and Tom as they try to work out deals and learn about each other. I also loved Vonderach trying to reason with the crazy robot that has the memories of the scientist she once worked with. Despite the great action and political intrigue in this novel it was the personal relationships between the different characters that I enjoyed.

Frozen Sky 2: Betrayed is the work of a master storyteller and a great example of what good Science Fiction should be.

 

 

 

Morbid Meals – Irish Wake Cake

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Dan Shaurette
One of the traditions of attending an Irish wake is to take something to feed and comfort the family during their grief. Even if the family doesn’t practice “sitting up with the dead“, a potluck gathering often is held to remember the deceased. One such dish is an Irish Wake Cake.

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EXAMINATION
This recipe is adapted from another one of my odd cookbooks, DEATH WARMED OVER, by Lisa Rogak. It is an interesting collection of recipes and customs surrounding feasts for funerals and for the dead themselves from 75 different cultures and religions. As a taphophile, I am fascinated by the many various practices of mourning the dead. Sharing food is just one way to ease the burden of those survive the loss of loved ones. Another interesting fact, pointed out in this book, is that most people eat a lot more food at funerals than they do at weddings.
 
So rather than talk about catering, instead, we return to a simple wake and the idea of bringing a dish over to visit, reminisce, and share a life and a meal together. This “Irish Wake Cake” is a fine variation of an Irish cream cheese pound cake. It is is simple, rich, and delicious.
 
ANALYSIS
Serves: 10
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 oz cream cheese
1 3/4 cups cake flour, sifted (roughly 6 oz by weight)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup dried currants or raisins
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp lemon juice

Apparatus
Electric mixer with mixing bowl
9 inch loaf pan
Small bowl
Cooling rack
 
Procedure
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F degrees.
  2. In the mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla together.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the cream cheese, mixing until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing until thoroughly combined.
  5. Gradually add buttermilk and mix until you have a smooth batter with no lumps, then fold in the currants.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch loaf pan.
  7. Place the pan on the center rack in your oven and bake for about 1 hour 20-25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean for a test.
  8. Remove to a cooling rack and let the cake cool down for 15 minutes.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice, then drizzle that icing over the cake while it is still warm. Let the cake cool down however before serving it.
  10. Slice the cake and serve with a dollop of clotted cream or whipped cream.
 
DISSECTION
There is a lot of dairy and fat, but substitutions will probably not work as well. You may be able to use margarine instead of butter and soy milk instead of buttermilk. There’s even vegan “cream cheese”. The ratios for everything might need a little tweak here and there if you go that route.
 
If you can’t find cake flour, you could use all-purpose flour. The difference is that cake flour is milled to be finer and it also has less gluten, which means your cake will be light and fluffy, instead of dense like bread. If you are going the gluten-free route, use a 2:1 mix of flour to starch (like 4 oz superfine rice flour and 2 oz tapioca starch).
 
I did have trouble finding currants but I didn’t want to use raisins. Instead, I found these incredible blueberry-infused dried cranberries. Those were very tasty and worked well with the tangy, lemony glaze.
 
I discovered that other recipes for Irish pound cake use Irish cream liqueur instead of the buttermilk, also instead of the lemon juice for the icing. Depending on who you are baking the cake for, that might be a welcome change to the recipe.
 
POST-MORTEM
This recipe came together so fast, I didn’t really have time to take photos of the steps. That’s how easy it is to make this cake. The hardest part was waiting for it to bake.
 
I served it with a little homemade whipped cream. Clotted cream would have been better, but that stuff takes forever to make.
 
This cake is so good, trust me, you will be finding reasons to bake it. People die all the time, after all. Good food is a beautiful way to honor the dead and celebrate life.
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