Read The First Chapter in Matthew Franks Latest Novel THE MONSTER UNDERNEATH
Apr09

Read The First Chapter in Matthew Franks Latest Novel THE MONSTER UNDERNEATH

Publication Date: April 5, 2016 Publisher: Samhain Publication Length: 219 pages Reality can be the difference between a dream and a nightmare… Max Crawford isn’t a typical prison therapist. He uses his unusual psychic ability to walk with convicts through their dreams, reliving their unspeakable crimes alongside them to show them the error of their ways. Max always has to be on his toes to keep himself grounded, but the FBI agent...

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Comic Preview: Dan in Space
Apr08

Comic Preview: Dan in Space

Josh Rudloff is an indie comic book creator. His series, Dan in Space, focuses on Dan Johnson who is stuck in a dead-end job. He works for a company that considers him expendable. When circumstances set him on a strange adventure, he quickly realizes he is not prepared, he’s not armed, and he’s running out of coffee. Amazon:...

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The Short Box Podcast
Apr06

The Short Box Podcast

Here at Beneath the Underground we are all about supporting independent art. Here is a feature from a Jacksonville area podcast that focuses on films and comics. Check out their social media links, website, and most recent episodes below.  The Short Box is Jacksonville FL’s premier comic book and pop culture podcast, created by Badr Milligan, Walter Gant, and Andrew Torres. The show is currently hosted by Badr, alongside...

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Book Review: When the Devil Climbs (2015)
Apr04

Book Review: When the Devil Climbs (2015)

    They say not to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes its plot isn’t an indicator of its quality either. Upon being offered Drake Vaughn’s latest novel When the Devil Climbs, my first thought was it sounded like a bad movie from the SyFy channel. A group of ex cons hanging posters on a giant billboard are trapped by a pack of man eating pigs that ooze some kind of neon green snot. Sounds like it’s...

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Book Review: Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion (Limited Edition) (2016)
Mar24

Book Review: Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion (Limited Edition) (2016)

  For many years Arrow Video has been the leading voice in the UK for film distribution and restoration. From classic cinema to obscure cult films, Arrow has built a reputation for working with some of the best and most influential filmmakers and releasing high end restorations to present their work in the best possible format. With each release, Arrow assembles some of the most talented critics, filmmakers, and experts to place...

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Book Review: A Mixed Bag of Blood (2016)
Mar22

Book Review: A Mixed Bag of Blood (2016)

  A relative newcomer to the most recent generation of horror writers, David Bernstein has already amassed a lot of respect from myself and other lovers of horror fiction. From recent entries like Skinner and Goblins to his collaborative effort Jackpot, which I usually rant about my love for in most of my reviews, David’s writing has a cinematic flare that avoids the pitfalls of reading like a script. The quick punch to the gut...

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Book Review: Demon with a Comb-Over (2016)
Mar15

Book Review: Demon with a Comb-Over (2016)

  Charlie Broadmoor is a failed comedian. While on stage, tanking yet again, he decides to heckle a person in the crowd in attempt to try and save his routine from becoming a total failure. Pinpointing a man in the crowd with a particularly bad comb-over, Charlie lets a rip, clearly upsetting the man. He quickly learns that the man with a comb-over is no man at all, in fact, it is a demon with a very narrow sense of humor. Having...

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Book Review: Children of the Dark (2016)
Feb24

Book Review: Children of the Dark (2016)

  Cursed with a disaster of parentage, his mother is a pill-popping junkie that is slowly fading away and his father abandoned him and his mother at a young age, Will Burgess is a young teen that is growing under tough circumstances. Forced to take care of himself and help raise his younger sister Peach as if she were his own child, Will’s social life is in shambles, as if it wasn’t already hard enough to be a freshman in high...

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Book Review: Dominoes in Time (2015)
Feb21

Book Review: Dominoes in Time (2015)

  Like the first domino in a chain, the most traumatic episode of a person’s life shapes all things to come. The ad line for this collection of short stories from Matthew Warner sums it up well. Dominoes in Time is a collection of stories that about events that will change the lives of all involved, assuming they survive them.The book’s eighteen tales of horror and science fiction span a wide range of subject matter...

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Book Review: The Black Goat Motorcycle Club (2016)
Feb18

Book Review: The Black Goat Motorcycle Club (2016)

  A late night of drinking and watching horror films turns lousy for Whitey, a recluse of sorts near the Huachuca Mountains, as coyotes stir outside his trailer. After having trapped one, he finishes the job and puts a bullet in its head. Returning to his shows, Whitey will check out the capture in the morning. When sunlight hits, Whitey is shocked to see that there is no coyote in his trap with a bullet in its head. No, what he...

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