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Posted on March 26, 2007 by Flames

From role-playing games to television series, Flames Rising horror webzine offers hundreds of reviews on products from every world of horror imaginable. We feature nationally-distributed and licensed products like Hellboy, to small press ventures like the game InSpectres from Memento Mori.

Our philosophy on reviews is simple: we encourage our horror reviewers to channel their inner Poe to write reviews that are easy-to-read and provide you, the horror fan, with the best information possible.

Whether you enjoy paranormal romance or post-apocalyptic horror, this list has a little something for the monster in all of us. If you would like to be a horror reviewer for Flames Rising, we encourage you to visit our submission guidelines. We go out of our way to reward our regular horror reviewers, and encourage you to add your voice to our choir.

Our reviews are listed in alphabetical order by type of review category. For an alternative means of navigation, feel free to take advantage of the search box on our site to find what you’re hunting for.

Comic Book/Graphic Novel Reviews:

Anita Blake: The First Death (Marvel Comics)
Axiom Man: Of Magic and Men (Coscom Entertainment)
Dark Hunger (Del Rey)
Death Walks the Streets 0 (Scream Factory)
Dresden Files Comics (Dabel Bros.)
Fall of Cthulhu: The Fugue (Boom! Studios)
Hack/Slash Omnibus (Devil’s Due)
Lovecraft (Vertigo)
Ramayan 3392 AD (Virgin Comics)
Razor Kid (Marcus Almand)
Shadowgirls (Rodriguez & Reynolds)
Welcome to the Jungle (Dabel Bros)
Witchblade Volume 5: Firstborn (Top Cow Entertainment)

Fiction Reviews:

13 Bullets (David Wellington)
Accursed (Ghosts of Albion) (Amber Benson & Christopher Golden)
Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman)
Another One Bites the Dust (Jennifer Rardin)
Armageddons Children (Terry Brooks)
Armed & Magical (Lisa Shearin)
Awaken Me Darkly (Gina Showalter)
Battle Royale (Tokyo Pop)
Bestial (William Carl)
Bitten (Kelley Armstrong)
Biting the Bullet (Jennifer Rardin)
Bled Dry (Erin McCarthy)
Blood In, Blood Out (Lucien Soulban)
Blood Noir (Anita Blake) (Laurell K. Hamilton)
Blood Price (Tanya Huff)
Book of Nod (Sam Chupp)
Burning (Bentley Little)
Chaos Bleeds (Buffy) (James Moore)
Chosen Sin (Anya Bast)
City of Saints and Madmen (Jeff Vandermeer)
Claimed by Shadow (Karen Chance)
Countdown (Michelle Maddox)
Dead Girls Dance (Morganville Vampires) (Rachel Caine)
Dead to Me (Anton Strout)
Definitely Dead (Charlaine Harris)
Departure (Alana Abbott)
Down the Road (Bowie Ibarra)
Down the Road: On the Last Day (Bowie Ibarra)
Dragon Champion (E.E. Knight)
Dragon of the Mangroves (Yasuyuki Kasai)
Dreaming Void (Peter F. Hamilton)
Dying to Live (Kim Paffenroth)
Eat the Dark (Joe Schreiber)
Electric Church (Jeff Somers)
Elves of Cintara (Terry Brooks)
Empire (David Dunwoody)
End of Heroes (Kevin J. Herbst)
Eryn (Keri Arthur)
Every Sigh, the End (Jason S. Hornsby)
False Gods (Graham MacNeill)
Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires) (Rachel Caine)
From Dead to Worse (Charlaine Harris)
Gangrel (Dark Ages) (Tim Waggoner)
Gehenna: the Final Night (Ari Marmell)
Gypsy Morph (Terry Brooks)
Halfway to the Grave (Jeaniene Frost)
Happy Hour of the Damned (Mark Henry)
Happy Hour of the Damned (Mark Henry)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (J.K. Rowling)
Haunted (Angel) (Jeff Mariotte)
Hell to Pay (Simon Green)
Hell’s Belles (Jackie Kessler)
Hell Week (Rosemary Clement-Moore)
Heralds of the Storm (Andrew Bates)
Heretic (Templar Chronicles) (Joe Nassissie)
Heroes Adrift (Moira J. Moore)
Hidden (Eve Kenin)
Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
Horus Rising (Dan Abnett)
Host (Stephenie Meyer)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
A Hunger Like Fire (Greg Stolze)
Ill Wind (Rachel Caine)
Into the Reach (Alana Abbott)
Iron Angel (Alan Campbell)
Ironside (Holly Black)
Key to Conflict (Talia Gryphon)
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Carrie Vaughn)
Knights of the Cornerstone (James P. Blaylock)
Legends: the Orion Project (Dav Harnish)
Lies of Locke Lamora & Red Seas Under Red Skies (Scott Lynch)
Magic Bites (Ilona Andrews)
Magic Burns (Ilona Andrews)
Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Lisa Shearin)
Man With the Golden Torc (Simon R. Green)
Marriage of Virtue & Viciousness (Greg Stolze)
Marriage of Virtue & Viciousness (Greg Stolze)
Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires) (Rachel Caine)
Midnight Brunch (Marta Acosta)
Monster Island (David Wellington)
Moon Called (Patricia Briggs)
Myth Hunters (Christopher Golden)
Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
Night Child (Jes Battis)
Old Man’s War (John Scalzi)
Plague of the Dead (Z.A. Recht)
Plague of the Dead 2: Thunder & Ashes (Z.A. Recht)
Prince of Lies (Forgotten Realms) (James Lowder)
Prom Dates from Hell (Rosemary Clement-Moore)
Ravens of Avalon (Diana Paxson)
Reincarnationist (M. J. Rose)
Scar Night (Alan Campbell)
Scent of Shadows (Vicki Pettersson)
Season of the Witch (Natasha Mostert)
Seraphs (Faith Hunter)
Serenity (Keith R.A. DeCandido)
Shadowbred (Forgotten Realms) (Paul S. Kemp)
Shadowplay (Tad Williams)
Shield of Weeping Ghosts (Forgotten Realms) (James P. Davis)
Small Favor (Dresden Files) (Jim Butcher)
Solstice Wood (Patricia A. McKillip)
Spook Country (William Gibson)
Street: Empathy (Ryan A. Span)
Succubus Blues (Richelle Mead)
Tantalize (Cynthia Leitich Smith)
Taste of Night (Vicki Pettersson)
To Charles Fort, With Love (Caitlin R. Keirnan)
Tower (Simon Clark)
Tremere (Dark Ages) (Sarah Roark)
Twilight of the Dead (Travis Adkins)
Two Plays for Voices (Neil Gaiman)
Unleashed (Kristopher Reisz)
Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead)
Way of the Wolf (E.E. Knight)
White Night (Dresden Files) (Jim Butcher)
Wicked Game (Jeri Smith-Ready)
Witch Blood (Elemental Witches) (Anya Bast)
Witch Fire (Elemental Witches) (Anya Bast)
Witchling (Yasmine Galenorn)

Fiction Anthology/Collections Reviews:

Blood Lite (Horror Writer’s Association)
Clan Novels (Vampire: the Masquerade (White Wolf Publishing)
Complete Chronicles of Conan (Robert E. Howard)
Dark Tyrants (White Wolf Publishing)
Dark Theatres (Delta Green) (Pagan Publishing)
Dead Men (and Women) Walking (Bards & Sages)
For a Few Dead Guys More (Pinnacle Entertainment)
Frontier Cthulhu (Chaosium)
Haunting the Dead (Orpheus) (White Wolf Publishing)
Man Made Monsters (Mad Marv)
Many Bloody Returns (Charlaine Harris, Toni L. P. Kelner – Editors)
Three Shades of Night (White Wolf Publishing)
Undead 2:Skin & Bones (Permuted Press)
Undead 3: Flesh Feast (Permuted Press)
Waking up Screaming (H.P. Lovecraft)

Music Reviews:

13th Hour (Midnight Syndicate)
Blood of Angels (Michelle Belanger & Nox Arcana)
Carnival of Lost Souls (Nox Arcana)
Culture of Unaccountability (Spirit Creek)
Darklore Manor (Nox Arcana)
Desecrated Ashes (URN)
Fade to Black (Virgil)
Mythmaker (Skinny Puppy)
Necronomicon (Nox Arcana)
Out of the Ether (Virgil)

Non-Fiction Reviews:

Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures (John and Caitlin Matthews)
Gothic Tarot Compendium (Joseph Vargo and Joseph Iorillo)
One Who Walked Alone (Robert E. Howard) (Novalyne Price)
Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations (Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk)

Other Game Reviews:

Battlestar Galactica: Board Game (Fantasy Flight Games)
Dracula’s Revenge (Human Head Studios)
Give Me The Brain! (Cheapass Games)
Gloom (Atlas Games)
Haunting House (Twilight Creations)
Magentic Monsters (Mudpuppy Press)
Munchkin Bites (Steve Jackson Games)
Munchkin Bites 2: Pants Macabre (Steve Jackson Games)
Munchkin Cthulhu (Steve Jackson Games)
Reaper Horror Minis (Reaper Miniatures)
Swords & Dragons (Emperor’s Choice Games
Unspeakable Words (Playroom Entertainment)
Vampire: Dark Influences (White Wolf Publishing)
Zombie Cinema (Arkenstone Publishing)
Zombie Fluxx (Looney Labs)
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)

Role-Playing Game Reviews:

a|state (Contested Ground Studios)
AEternal Legends (Mob United Media)
Agon (One Seven Design)
Aletheia (Abstract Nova)
All Flesh Must Be Eaten (Eden Studios)
All Flesh Must Be Eaten (Revised) (Eden Studios)
Arduin Grimoire IX: End War (Dave Hargrave)
Army of Darkness (Eden Studios)
Blight Elves (Reality Deviant Publications)
Blood! (Postmordem Studios)
Blood and Brains: The Zombie Hunters Guide (RPGObjects)
Blood Games (Flying Mice LLC)
Blood Games II (Flying Mice LLC)
Bloodlines (d20) (12 to Midnight)
Book of LARP (Interactivities Ink)
Book of the Arcane (Dark Matter Studios)
Brainwashed (d20) (12 to Midnight)
Buffy: the Vampire Slayer (Eden Studios)
Bust (Cold Blooded Games)
Cadwallon (Rackham)
Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition) (Chaosium)
Chaos University (FireWater Pro)
Changeling: the Lost (White Wolf Publishing)
Chicago Workings (World of Darkness) (White Wolf Publishing)
Chronicles of Ramlar (Whitesilver Publishing)
CJ Carella’s Witchcraft (Eden Studios)
Cold, Hard World (Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
Cold Space (Flying Mice LLC)
Colonial Gothic Primer (Rogue Games Inc.)
Colonial Gothic Rulebook (Rogue Games Inc.)
Conspiracy of Shadows (Bob Goat Press)
Creep Chronicle (Timeless Games)
Crossroads of Enternity (Arcadiam Games)
Cthulhu Live (2nd Edition) (Fantasy Flight Games)
Cthulhu Live (3rd Edition) (Skirmisher)
Cursed Empire (2nd Edition) (Spartans Unleashed)
Cursed Empire (2nd Edition) (Spartans Unleashed)
Dark Ages: Inquisitor (White Wolf Publishing)
Dark Heresy (Warhammer) (Black Library)
Daughter of Nexus (Exalted) (White Wolf Publishing)
Dead Inside (Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
Dead of Night (Steampower Publishing)
Dog Town Core Rules (Cold Blooded Games)
Donar’s Hammer (Arc Dream)
Don’t Lose Your Mind (Evil Hat Productions)
Don’t Rest Your Head (Evil Hat Productions)
DragonMech (Goodman Games)
Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium (Neoplastic Press)
Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium (Neoplastic Press)
Dungeon Bash (Other Game Company)
Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edtion (Wizards of the Coast)
Dungeons & Zombies (Eden Studios)
Epic Role Playing (Dark Matter Studios)
Epic Role Playing Bestiary (Dark Matter Studios)
Exalted (White Wolf Publishing)
Exalted (2nd Edition) (White Wolf Publishing)
Exquisite Replicas (Abstract Nova)
Fae Noir (Green Fairy Games)
Faith & Fire (White Wolf Publishing)
Forgotten Heroes: Fang, Fist, and Song (Goodman Games)
Ghost Stories (Politically Incorrect Games)
Gilded Cage (White Wolf Publishing)
Godlike (Arc Dream)
Grimm (Horizon d20) (Fantasy Flight Games)
Gumshoe – Esoterrorists/Fear Itself/Unremitting Horror RPG (Pelgrane Press)
Heroes of Horror (Wizards of the Coast)
Horrors of the Shroud: The Death-Mother (One Bad Egg)
Hunter Sheets 1 (Cubicle 7 Entertainment)
In the Darkness (Morrigan Press)
Initiates of The Art (White Wolf Publishing)
Inquisitor’s Handbook (Black Library)
Inside the Zone (Apophis Consortium)
InSpectres (Memento Mori Theatricks)
InSpectres (Memento Mori Theatricks)
Kult: Beyond the Veil (3rd Edition) (7th Circle Games)
Laws of the Resurrection (White Wolf Publishing)
Legend of the 5 Rings (3rd Edition) (AEG)
Legends: the Orion Project (Apophis Consortium)
Libris Mortis (Dungeons & Dragons) (Wizards of the Coast)
Little Fears (Key 20 Publishing)
Lostfinder’s Guide to Mire End (Contested Ground Studios)
Manual of Exalted Power: Abyssals (White Wolf Publishing)
Mechanical Dream (SteamLogic)
Mind’s Eye Theatre (White Wolf Publishing)
Mountain Witch (TimFire Publishing)
My Life with Master (Half Meme Press)
Myriad (Sane Studios)
Mystery Codex (Eden Studios)
Obsidian: the Age of Judgement (2nd Edition) (Apophis Consortium)
OctaNe (Memento Mori Theatricks)
Old Man of Damascus (Cthulhu Live) (Skirmisher Publishing)
One of the Living (Eden Studios)
Orbit (Jeff Diamond)
Orpheus (White Wolf Publishing)
Posioncraft: The Dark Art (Blue Devil Games)
Promethean: the Created (White Wolf Publishing)
Prouty Island (Flying Mice LLC)
Qin: the Warring States (7th Circle Publishing)
Races of the Shroud: The Apelord (One Bad Egg)
Random Esoteric Creature Generator (Goodman Games)
Rapture: The Second Coming (d20) (Holistic Design)
Ravenloft Gazetteer V (Sword & Sorcery Studios)
Requiem for Rome (White Wolf Publishing)
Resurrectionists (Vampire) (White Wolf Publishing)
Rose-Bride’s Plight (Changeling) (White Wolf Publishing
Savage World of Solomon Kane (Pinnacle Entertainment)
Schism (Memento Mori Theatricks)
Scion Companion (Part I) (White Wolf Publishing)
Scion Companion (Part II) (White Wolf Publishing)
Scion Companion (Part III) (White Wolf Publishin)
Scion: Hero (White Wolf Publishing)
Sentinel’s Bible (Creative Illusions)
Seventh Seal (Creative Illusions)
Shab-al-Hiri Roach (Bully Pulpit Games)
Shining Host (White Wolf Publishing)
SLA Industries (Cubicle 7 Entertainment)
Sorcerer (Adept Press)
Spellcraft & Sorcery (Elf Lair Games)
Spirit of the Century (Evil Hat Productions)
Squeam 3 (Memento Mori Theatricks)
Steamworks (12 to Midnight)
Stunning Eldritch Tales (Pelgrane Press)
Suzerain (Talisman Studios)
Thousand Hells (White Wolf Publishing)
Tome of Horrors Revised (Necromancer Games)
Unbidden (Precis Intermedia)
Vampire by Gaslight (White Wolf Publishing)
Vampyre: Dark Genesis (Twisted Chronicles LLC)
Victoriana (2nd Edition) (Cubicle 7 Entertainment)
Weapons of the Gods (Eos Press)
What Lurks Beyond (d20) (Cutter’s Guild Games)
World of Darkness: Antagonists (White Wolf Publishing)
World of Darkness: Ghost Stories (White Wolf Publishing)
World of Darkness: Mysterious Places (White Wolf Publishing)
Wraeththu (Immanion Press)
Wraith: the Oblivion (2nd Edition) (White Wolf Publishing)
Wraith Players Guide (White Wolf Publishing)
Zorcerer of Zo (Atomic Sock Monkey Press)

TV Series and Movie Reviews:

1408 (Weinstein Company)
2001 Maniacs (Lions Gate)
28 Days Later (20th Century Fox)
28 Weeks Later (20th Century Fox)
30 Days of Night (Sony Pictures)
300 (Warner Home Video)
4400 (Season One) (Paramount Pictures)
Aliens vs. Predator (20th Century Fox)
An American Haunting (Lions Gate)
Batman: The Dark Night (Warner Bros)
Beckoning (Zan Media)
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (Lions Gate)
Blood & Iron (Hellboy) (Starz / Anchor Bay)
Better Off Undead (Newbeat/ Head Trauma)
BloodRayne (Uwe Boll Productions)
Cemetary Gates (Kismet / Graveyard)
Cigarette Burns (Masters of Horror)
Cloverfield (Paramount Pictures)
Darkness (Dimension)
Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate)
Doctor Strange (Lions Gate)
Dominion vs. Excorcist: the Beginning (Warner Bros.)
Dresden Files: The Series (Lions Gate)
Final Fantasy: Advent Children (Sony Pictures)
Fountain (Warner Bros.)
Grindhouse (Weinstein Company)
Grudge (Sony Pictures)
Halloween (Remake) (Weinstein Company)
Hellboy: the Movie (Columbia Pictures)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Columbia Pictures)
Highlander (Starz / Anchor Bay)
Hitcher (Universal Studios)
Hostel (Sony Pictures)
Kakurenbo (Us Manga Corps)
Pan’s Labyrinth (New Line)
Psycho (Universal Studios)
Quarantine (Screen Gems Pictures)
Ring 2 (Dreamworks / Universal Studios)
Saw II (Lions Gate)
Serenity (Universal Studios)
Silent Hill (Sony Pictures)
Sin City (Dimension)
V (Mini-Series) (Warner)
Vampire Hunter D (Urban Vision)
Wanted (Universal Pictures)
Werewolf Hunter (Lions Gate)
Wind Chill (Sony Pictures)

Video Game Reviews:

Assassin’s Creed (UBI Soft)
Bioshock (2K Games)
Clocktower 3 (Capcom)
Dark Corners of the Earth (Call of Cthulhu) (Bethesda)
Evil Dead: Fistful of Boomstick (THQ)
Mass Effect (BioWare)
Resident Evil: Outbreak (Capcom)
Rule of Rose (Atlus)

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