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“There’s inspiration everywhere if you are not afraid to slow down and look for it.” -Monica Kuebler

January 31, 2012

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DarkMedia Interviews Monica Kuebler: Monica Kuebler isn’t merely a woman who wears many hats; she’s a force to be reckoned with.  Besides being the Managing Editor for Rue Morgue magazine and running her very own micro-press, Burning Effigy Press, she’s a journalist and an author in her own right. In a time when the voices […]

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Cogito Ergo Blogo: Writing for Godot

January 21, 2012

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by Kev the Vampire: Why am I writing this? Why are you reading it? Where do blogs come from and where are they going to? ‘In the beginning was the Word’, we are told in John 1.1, but the Bible makes no mention whatsoever of the phenomenon of blogging,  even though there are now 156 million […]

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An End for the ‘Poe Toaster’

January 20, 2012

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In the year 1949, exactly a century after the tragic, unsolved, death of author Edgar Allan Poe, a tradition began at his Baltimore gravesite that would eventually draw the attention of not only the press, but thousands of fans who would join a man affectionately known as the “Poe Toaster” on his yearly pilgrimage.  On […]

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Brains: A Review

January 17, 2012

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by Alex McDermott: I’ve always had a soft spot for zombies. I’ll admit it! But even as a long-time fan I can see when a walker has passed its less than fresh date! In the wave of zombies over the last number of years, the story seems to be getting stale. So Long, And Thanks […]

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In Celebration of the Monster: The History of Horror and the Thing under the Bed

January 14, 2012

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by W. Scott Poole: What would a history of American monsters look like? What would it mean to explore monsters as a way to examine the history of America? And wouldn’t this be a strange kind of history, a chronology of fear and desire more than a description of events, ideas and images? These questions […]

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A Review of Kelland by Paul G. Bens: FIVE STARS!

December 22, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Horror, real horror, creeps up on you. It crawls down the back of your neck and unsettles you. You turn on the lights, hoping that feeling will go away. It doesn’t. It lingers just around the corner like a thought you just can’t quite remember. Paul G. Bens’ novel Kelland is horror. […]

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“…that´s what we strive for–to get out on the road, to do gigs in front of big audiences, feel the energy, hear how people sing/scream along with the lyrics!” -Godsic

December 19, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Rick Dahlberg of Godsic: With their debut album, “As the Heavens Burn”, due out in a few months, Swedish death metal band Godsic is already making waves.  Not often does a band come along with such a strong pre-release presence, but this is a band who definitely has–and deserves it.  Firmly planted in […]

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“Reverb, Tremolo, Cigarettes.” -The Bookhouse Boys

December 11, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews The Bookhouse Boys: Named after the secret society of vigilantes from David Lynch’s iconic psychological thrill-ride, Twin Peaks, The Bookhouse Boys truly does justice to the depth, mystery and unique nature of their namesake.  Their rich, sensual style is accomplished by not five, not six, but eight incredibly talented musicians: Paul Van Oestren […]

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Anne Michaud Bares Her Neck

December 11, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Anne Michaud is an author of many talents, especially getting distracted by depressing music and dark things. She likes to write and read everyday, and speak of herself in the third person.  Since her Master’s degree in Screenwriting from the University of London, England, Anne has written, directed and produced three short […]

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“I want the things I do to feel unique and personal… If people can tell the difference between my interpretation and another’s I feel like I’ve done my job.” -Lee Bermejo

November 17, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Lee Bermejo: Just in time for the holidays, DC Comics has released an incredible graphic novel based on Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” — staring The Dark Knight himself.  With artwork so stunning and dynamic you’d almost swear it was alive, this is not your average adaptation on any level.  Clever and […]

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“My intention was to anchor the vampire world to the prosaic world of humanity. I thought that would make a great contrast, and it’s the source of a lot of fun to me.” -Charlaine Harris

November 14, 2011

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New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris is no stranger to mystery, or the process of creating worlds.  With a career in writing that’s spanned over thirty years, she’s given us so many characters who — fantastic as they may seem — are ultimately grounded in true, raw, human nature; it’s impossible not to feel […]

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A Review of Batman: Noël

November 13, 2011

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by Todd Vinson: DC Comic’s Batman: Noël is the collaborative creation of Lee Bermejo (story and art), Barbara Ciardo (color), and Todd Klein (letters). It is also Bermejo’s first solo attempt as a writer and artist. As if this first solo project isn’t challenge enough, in this story, he merges Batman with the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. […]

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