Beyond the Shadow

Beyond the Shadow is a terrifying journey into a world where reality and what lay beyond is blurred.

Carl Alves

Carl is the author of five published novels which span the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres in no particular order.

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A novel for fans (adult and teen) of Stranger Things on TV, Carl Alves’ The Invocation offers a terrifying view of what might happen when a Ouija board is used by a group of fourth grade students.

– amazon review of the invocation



I found this very entertaining and a new look at this type of story. It was refreshing to actually touch on this subject with both humor and humility as well as the typical soul battle of good vs evil.

– amazon review of battle of the soul


I think the description given by this author hits the nail right on the head and fits the book perfectly: “True Blood meets The Sopranos”.


  – amazon review of blood street:a vampire thriller


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Movie Review: A Quiet Place Part II

It’s rare to see a sequel in the horror genre that is as good if not better than the first movie in the series.  As much as I enjoyed A Quiet Place, the sequel is just as good.  It’s also unusual to see a horror movie that can be provide scares and chills without the...

Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

The opening novel in the Gods of Blood and Power trilogy was a very enjoyable read.  If you are into epic fantasy, this is a novel you will want to check out.  What I enjoyed the most was the world building.  Although the genre is epic fantasy, to me it’s really Civil...

Movie Review: Godzilla vs Kong

The entire selling point of this movie was the showdown between King Kong and Godzilla.  It certainly worked on me since I have enjoyed watching these titans not just in their recent movies but in movies throughout the years.  As an extra bonus, Mechgodzilla was...

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