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The Tattooed Wolf
The Tattooed Wolf
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful werewolf novel., 12 April 2015
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"The tattooed wolf" is by far one of the most thoughtful and uplifting werewolf novels I have ever read. The story centres around a werewolf called Dan Sullivan who asks a lawyer to represent his wife in their upcoming divorce hearing. During the course of their discussion Dan tells him all about his childhood, his turbulent marrige and his lycanthropy.
Unlike most werewolf novels this is not a horror story or a paranormal romance. There is very little sex and violence but plenty of drama and excitement. This is a story of life, love, betrayal and triumph. The author does a wonderful job of developing her characters and describing the scenery. I especially liked the way she got across the main character's feelings of depression, isolation and inadequacy.
The book is also nicely paced but that didn't stop me from finishing it in just a couple of days as I just could not put it down. Overall I really enjoyed it and I hope to read more of the author's work in the near future. This is the kind of werewolf novel that even people who don't like or don't normally read werewolf novels can enjoy as it focuses more on human nature.


Moondeath
Moondeath
by Rick Hautala
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Werewolves, witches and murders!, 5 Mar. 2015
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"Moondeath" is the debut novel of Rick Hautala and an impressive debut novel in my opinion. The story centres around a middle aged school teacher called Bob Wentworth who moves to the quiet little town of Cooper Falls to make a new start for himself after a bitter divorce. But the small town is far from peaceful. One of its residents is a witch and another is a werewolf and shortly after his arrival a series of brutal killings begin.
As I have already stated this is a debut novel so naturally there is room for improvement in some areas but on the whole I really enjoyed it and I look forward to reading more of the authors work. The story moves at a comfortable pace and characters are given time to develop. There is a fair amount of sex, violence and bad language so naturally I would only recommend it to mature readers. Overall its a good, solid horror novel which I found difficult to put down and the 448 pages just seemed to fly by.


Wolf Tracks
Wolf Tracks
by David Case
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gritty werewolf novel, 5 Mar. 2015
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"Wolf Tracks" is a gripping werewolf thriller. It is set in the United States in the early 1980's and centres around two detectives attempts to catch what they believe is a serial killer. But as the body count increases so too does the evidence which suggests that the killer is not a human or an animal but something inbetween.
Personally I really enjoyed this book. It is only about 240 pages long and most of the 62 chapters are quite short which enticed me to keep reading late into the night. It comes across as more of a gritty crime thriller than an out and out horror novel, which I found refreshing. There is a moderate amount of sex, violence and bad language but nowhere near as much as most modern day horror novels. Even so I would still only recommend it for mature readers.


Blood of the Impaler
Blood of the Impaler
by Jeffrey Sackett
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A "Dracula" sequel., 3 Mar. 2015
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Over the years there have been countless spinoffs and unofficial sequels to Bram Stoker's landmark novel "Dracula". Most of which are unremarkable and unworthy of being associated with it.
However, "Blood of the Impaler", is without a doubt one of the exceptions to the
rule. Set nearly a hundred years after Stoker's original it centres around the last surviving members of the Harker family. Who are still trying to rid themselves of the family curse caused by Dracula's tainted blood. In particular young Malcolm Harker who, along with his best friend and his girlfriend, travel to both England and Romania to uncover the truth behind Dracula and his family's curse.
As I have already stated this, unlike most Dracula spinoffs, is actually worth reading. It is a well paced horror novel with a great blend of horror, humour and tragedy. Dracula is evil, cunning and calculating just like Stoker made him. I am fast becoming a fan of Jeffrey Sackett's work. I really enjoyed one of his other novels called "Mark of the Werewolf" and I can't wait to read his take on "The Mummy" in his novel "Stolen souls". I only wish he wrote more often.


Hour of the Beast
Hour of the Beast
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5.0 out of 5 stars An addictive werewolf thriller!, 3 Mar. 2015
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This is a real page turner of a werewolf novel which I finished within a coule of days because I simply could not put it down. It starts off at a fast pace and seldom slows down. But at no point does it ever feel rushed.
The story begins with a newly wed couple being attacked by a werewolf and the bride being raped. Years later her twin sons Jason and Joshua are enrolled at a prestigious university. But soon after they enter the campus there is a string of grizzly murders and Joshua becomes the prime suspect.
As I have already said this is a fast paced, horror novel. With a fair amount of gratuitous violence and sex so I would only recommend it to mature readers. It also has a healthy amount of dark humour and interesting characters. Overall I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to horror fans or werewolf completists such as myself.


Wolfcop [DVD]
Wolfcop [DVD]
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the sequel!, 14 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Wolfcop [DVD] (DVD)
"Wolfcop" is a hilarious, low budget comedy horror. Which, unlike a lot of horror films,you can judge by its cover. What you see on the cover is exactly what you get.
The story centres around an alcoholic, small town cop called Lou Garou who prefers to turn a blind eye to crime and spends his days at the pub. Until one night he is transformed into a werewolf by a strange group of occultists and decides to seek justice.
If you enjoy "Troma" movies or films like "Hobo with a shot gun" you will more than likely enjoy this as they are very similar in style. There is plenty of grotesque humour and a reasonable amount of violence and nudity. The werewolf make up and sfx are surprisingly good and thankfully for us old school horror fans they are done without the use of CGI. It is difficult to judge the actors since they are in a film that is not supposed to be taken seriously so I won't.
The sound and picture quality are good and there are plenty of extras as well. Including trailers, a making of featurette, a gag reel and a music video. So if you are in the mood for a film about an alcoholic, crime fighting werewolf this is exactly what you are looking for and if you enjoy this film as much as I did you will be thrilled to know that, according go the end credits, a "Wolfcop 2" is on the way next year.
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The Changing (The Biergarten Series Book 1)
The Changing (The Biergarten Series Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining horror yarn., 7 Oct. 2014
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"The Changing" is the first of a series of novels featuring a likeable psychic detective called Ryerson Biergarten. To the best of my knowledge there are four novels in the series.
The story centres around a series of grizzly murders at a huge film manufacturing complex in which the perpetrator appears to be a werewolf. The police are baffled and as a last resort the officer leading the investigation calls in his close friend Biergarten to help track down the killer.
The pacing of the novel is really good. While the story itself is a near perfect blend of horror and comedy. There were also plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing the identity of the werewolf. My only real criticism of the book is the final confrontation with the werewolf was a bit rushed and anti climatic. There was also an unresolved sub plot but I assume that will be dealt with in the sequel "The Devouring" which I intend to read in the near future. But otherwise it was an entertaining horror novel.


Werewolf Rising [DVD]
Werewolf Rising [DVD]
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A low budget werewolf flick., 25 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Werewolf Rising [DVD] (DVD)
This is a short, low budget horror film aimed at aspiring werewolf completists such as myself. While the film itself is unremarkable it is not unwatchable.
The film centres around a recovering alcoholic named Emma who returns to her childhood home in the Arkansas mountains in order to help her recover. Unfortunately for her the surrounding woods are home to a ferocious werewolf.
As I have already stated this is a low budget film so there is no cgi. The werewolf sfx are done the old fashioned way with a guy in a suit. But that's a good thing in my books. Sadly it is one of the only good points of the film. The acting for the most part is competently done. With the exception of Bill Oberst junior who gives a very good performance as a psychotic escaped convict.
What lets this film down is the writing and the lack of appealing characters. The main character is a recovering alcoholic, two of the other main characters are escaped convicts and the other major character is a lecherous alcoholic. Not to mention the abrupt ending and a completely pointless post credits scene.
The sound and picture quality are good but sadly this is a bare bones dvd with no extras.


The Devil's Brood
The Devil's Brood
by David Jacobs
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars A lengthy prelude., 10 July 2014
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This book is a sequel to "Return of the wolfman" by Jeff Rovin but you don't need to read it as most of the events are both re-capped and contradicted. However I would recommend doing so as "Return of the wolfman" is an excellent book and far superior to this.
My main criticism of this book is that it is basically a lengthy prelude to its sequel "The Devil's night". So if you decide to purchase this book I would recommend also purchasing the sequel if you want to get the whole story. The entire book just introduces us to the characters, locations and resurrects the monsters. Which is why it is so difficult to give a basic plot summary. It is basically just a collection of sub plots.
Dracula has turned into a flesh eating jelly in order to resurrect himself. A group of witches seek to resurrect the Frankenstein monster. Dracula's daughter and her evil cult seek to resurrect the bride of Frankenstein. And the
grandson of the werewolf of London succumbs to the family curse.
Despite featuring the universal studios monsters this book fails to capture the atmosphere or style of those films. Which is something its predecessor did remarkably well. It is more like a gory horror story featuring the classic universal studios monsters. Its not the worst book I've read its just that it is unremarkable and ensures that you have to buy the sequel in order to get the whole story.


Blood Moon Rising: The Wolfman (The Wolf Man) (Universal Monsters)
Blood Moon Rising: The Wolfman (The Wolf Man) (Universal Monsters)
by Larry Mike Garmon
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars The second of a six part series., 7 May 2014
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This is the second book of a six part series about the universal studios classic monsters. And like the previous book it is aimed primarily at teenagers and adolescents.
The story picks up shortly after the events of the first novel. Nina, Bob and Joe travel to a remote village in Florida after hearing news reports of a gigantic wolf stalking the area in the hope of capturing the wolfman and returning him to his film.
Sadly I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book. Mainly because the wolfman hardly features in it. But also because the comic relief supplied by Joe and Bob, which was mildly amusing in the first book, begins to get a bit annoying and predictable.
Don't get me wrong the book is not all bad. There are plenty of werewolves in it but sadly the wolfman himself is seldom seen. As with the first book there are a few genuinely creepy moments and mild scares but nothing too serious or frightening. On the whole it is an okay book but it just feels as if the writer tacked the wolfman character into it at the last moment because most of the story deals with the native American legends of the skin walkers. Despite my disappointment at the handling of the wolfman character I may continue to collect the rest of the books in the series but I doubt I will rush to do so.


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