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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Movie Review – Rock of Ages

I have two words for this movie: Major Disappointment.  I want to preface this by writing that I had the opportunity to see the play last year in Baltimore, and perhaps my opinion is jaded by having seen the show, which was awesome.  For starters, the movie is supposed to be a comedy, and I Read More…

10 Questions with Tim Marquitz

1.  Who has been your biggest influence as a writer?   TM: Clive Barker is who really set me along the path to writing, but it was Jim Butcher who most impacted me stylistically. It was reading the Dresden Files that sparked my direction for the Demon Squad. I wasn’t really sure of my voice Read More…

Armageddon Bound by Tim Marquitz

Armageddon Bound is the first book in the Demon Squad series featuring Frank “Triggaltheron” Trigg and his demonic and angelic cohorts where the fate of the world is at stake.  Frank Trigg is a prototypical anti-hero, the nephew of Lucifer.  Frank spurned his uncle’s offer to became the anti-Christ and now spends his time battling Read More…

Movie Review: Prometheus

Warning – this review contains spoilers and wild speculation.  Prometheus was a mixed bag.  On the one hand it was stunning visually, had great horror elements and was riveting for about the first half of the movie.  On the other hand, this was one crazy, convoluted movie.  My reaction when I left the theater was Read More…

Top 15 Fantasy and Horror Novels: #5 The Doorkeepers by Graham Masterton

This was the first novel that I read from Graham Masterton, and I was damn glad I chose to read it.  Graham Masterton is a brilliant horror writer, perhaps the very best out there today in my humble opinion.  The Doorkeepers is a spellbinding tale of alternate history and parallel universes, chocked full of the Read More…