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No Reflection (and other Horror Stories)
No Reflection (and other Horror Stories)
Price: 1.87

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Collection of short stories., 15 Oct 2013
A collection of short stories by the first time author John Caliburn. His style is very similar to that of Richard Matheson and the twilight zone feel enhances these tales also. Each individual story is very different from each other. Two stories 'A child's imagination' and 'Fear of the shadows' are two tales which are very psychological in their approach and plot. They concern children who are trying to deal with intimate family problems and loss. 'No reflection', Rustling sheets', 'Delusional' and 'Watery grave' are very chilling and unsettling to the reader. Tales which have the desired scare factor for the reader especially fans of good horror. 'The magician's assistant' is not so much a horror, but a psychological study of fear and deception. All the short stories in this collection are well written. The characters are alive and well fleshed out. The way the author can bring the reader into the mind and emotions of his characters psychological state, is well thought out. Overall, these tales come highly recommended. Anyone looking for subtle and good horror, should definitely check this collection out.


Snake the Gypsy
Snake the Gypsy
by Mikal O'Boyle
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Those pesky Goblins., 12 Sep 2013
This review is from: Snake the Gypsy (Paperback)
For those that are into unusual fantasy with well written and descriptive pros that add to the story, then this is for you. The author is well able to conjure up images of beauty and horror in her tale, regarding the fairy's and goblins. The narrator of the story tells us of her life that is both cruel and barbaric.She encounters jealousy, hatred, and being cast out and unloved. Her story tells us of child abuse and neglect. Her life is one of violence inflicted on her, by those closest and those not so close. The story could be ambiguous, can we trust a gypsy's tale? Overall, this was a good book by a first time author. I hope we see more stories from her. This book is highly recommended.


Collected Ghost Stories
Collected Ghost Stories
by M. R. James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostly treasures of yesteryear., 25 Jun 2013
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Very enjoyable book, that includes all MR James's ghost stories. A joy to have in any book collection. Stories are well written, because they allow the reader to use their imagination to the fullest. What you don't see and understand is can be scary, as your imagination runs wild. That's how James writes, by allowing the mind to conjure what these spirits and monsters can become in his short stories.


The Exorcist [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free]
The Exorcist [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Linda Blair
Price: 7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror classic with a welcome Blu Ray makeover., 18 Jan 2013
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Often being touted as the most scariest film ever made when it was released in 1973. And for many years after. In many regards it still is a scary and shocking film. Nevertheless, as modern audiences have become now immune to extreme violence and horror in films of the present. looking at the Exorcist now, has lost some of its shock value. But make no mistake this film was a defining example of how horror films gained a much needed approach that pushed the boundaries in both shock and awe towards the audience in its new found scare factor that raised the bar for horror films to follow. Who can forget, witnessing the unsettling dilemma of young innocence being taken over by an abominable evil force, which had created controversy and censorship for years after. The conversion to Blu ray is welcome and shows good picture clarity. those that like their extra's, there is plenty of them here for you. If your a horror film fan, This is a must have in your collection. Classic horror this is.


A Nightmare On Elm Street [Blu-ray] [1984]
A Nightmare On Elm Street [Blu-ray] [1984]
Dvd ~ John Saxon
Price: 8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The man who haunts your dreams., 18 Jan 2013
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Being a fan of horror films, this film was one of those gems that tended to stick in the mind long after you have seen it, especially a young and impressionable child growing up in the like I had been. The premise of the story is unique, in that the concept of being murdered in your sleep, while dreaming. Was and still is a very creative and fresh approach to the horror genre. When it was released in 1984, it created quite a stir. From the erotic nature of Freddy's claw appearing in a compromising position, in the bath scene to, Johnny Depp's character being swallowed up by his bed. These are one of many frightening scenes from the film. The digital transfer to Blu Ray is very good and adds more to the film, including Freddy's handsome rugged features. This classic from Wes Craven is a must for those who liked their horror both gory and intelligently frightening with the horrors of the past, coming back to destroy those living in the present along with many other motifs contained in the film. Do not miss out on this Blu Ray version of an 80s classic.


Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection [Blu-ray] [1942] [Region Free]
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection [Blu-ray] [1942] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ James Stewart
Offered by EagleDVD
Price: 49.67

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good collection, 15 Jan 2013
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Overall a nice set of the master of suspense's films in high definition Blu ray. The films look impressive, especially Vertigo and the Birds, including also the other classics, Rear window and Psycho. It would have been nice to have had the others, like Dial M for murder and North by North west included, but due to the copy write being with different studios this cannot be. But nevertheless,this is a very good collection of Alfred Hitchcock's great films, and as an avid film fan, I highly recommend this collection if your enthusiastic about film, you should have this in your collection.
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The Rats
The Rats
Price: 3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Man's dominance overturned, 13 Mar 2012
This review is from: The Rats (Kindle Edition)
This one of James Herbert's earlier works, is quiet unique, in that having it plays on our fear of the hated vermin. This fear, mostly based on irrational beliefs on their supposed viciousness towards man, as regards to the Black Death, when it was discovered that the fleas which fed on the rats was the main cause of this terrible plague that decimated the population of Europe.
The books strongest point is that it plays on our fears by bringing the humble rat as a harbinger of disease to the apocalyptic scenario where these creatures turn into murderous killing machines, seeking out man as their main prey.Herbert's description of the rats is very well written as is the characters being represented. Furthermore, Herbert's skill in portraying an apocalyptic world gives this novel a very unique perspective towards the horror genre,which in turn allows the reader to be sucked into a nightmare world, compared to HG Wells 'War of the worlds' discuss the possibility of man being eliminated from his position as the predator to becoming the prey from an overwhelming and unexpected invasion by creatures that inhibit our nightmares. If you like Stephen King like I do then, James Herbert is definitively recommended, two different writers, yet they frighten and trill the constant reader. This novel in my opinion is one of the classics of horror literature.


Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eastern European highlights, 30 Dec 2011
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Having been travelling through Eastern Europe for many months at a time, I have always been a fan of purchasing the latest lonelyplanet guide book. They give a good overview of the main places of interest to someone thinking of touring this interesting region. This latest edition is no different, in that it provides the usual brief historical background of each country and the modern social and political current affairs of the countries included. Where this guide book differs from the others is its more user frindly design, which gives good suggestions of verious itineries and a list of Unesco world heritage sights in Eastern Europe. In general the guide book is a good reference point with basic maps of the Cities and tourist sights. Nevertheless, the books weakest point is the lack of an extensive listing of hostels as regards to the extensive listings available on Hostelworld and Hostelbookers, which in high season can mean having to depend on either various travel agencies or tourist offices, although, things change many of the hostels on the two websights mentioned have been open a few years yet have not been mentioned in the guide book. Overall, I would recommend this guide book as a good point of reference for those visiting or thinking of visiting this region, along with using the hostel booking websites, which will expand on the buget options available, especially in high season.


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