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review – The Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite

The Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters Matt Kaplan ISBN 978-1451667981 reviewed for Hellnotes.com   Matt Kaplan is a science journalist who basically believes all monsters exist because mankind made them. Not necessarily literally (at least in … Continue reading

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Review – Legends and Lore of the North Shore

Legends and Lore of the North Shore Peter Muise The History Press ISBN 978-1-62619-517-2 reviewed for Hellnotes.com There is something different about the North Shore of Massachusetts, something indefinably, but recognizably wrong that has fused itself to the essence of … Continue reading

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Horror Guide to Massachusetts

Horror Guide to Massachusetts David Goudsward & Scott T. Goudsward Horror Guide to Massachusetts is a map to geographical locations, real and fictional, utilized in horror tales set in New England. It is hard to say which is more disquieting, terror … Continue reading

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The Backstory of Wallpaper – A review

The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750 Robert M. Kelly Reviewed for LibraryThing Robert Kelly has meticulously researched the global sources and cultural evolution that saw wooden panels replaced by fabric panels then paper panels, which became wallpaper in the form we … Continue reading

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Review: American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929

American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929 John T. Soister, Henry Nicolella,  Steve Joyce, William F. Chase, Harry Long McFarland & Company Reviewed for LibraryThing The Silent Era of films is not noted as a hotbed of horror. … Continue reading

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Review: The Bigfoot Filmography

The Bigfoot Filmography David Coleman McFarland & Company Reviewed for LibraryThing The difficulty in reviewing a book like The Bigfoot Filmography by David Coleman (McFarland & Company, 2012) is the sheer scope of the project, as evidenced by the first … Continue reading

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Ancient Stone Sites of New England and the Debate Over Early European Exploration

Ancient Stone Sites of New England and the Debate Over Early European Exploration Foreword by Niven Sinclair In New England today, there are megalithic stones, stone chambers and structures, carvings and petroglyphs, even an unidentified skeleton in armor that defy … Continue reading

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