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A very bland, mediocre plot, peppered with some decent action sequences. . .
Alas, as long as Kate Beckinsale is a part of these films, I will most-likely keep watching them.

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Genre - British Noir/Crime/Vampire
Year Published - 2017
Length - 316 (digital) pages
Written by +Ken Preston

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
There’s a new vampire in town who wants Joe Coffin, but he doesn’t want to kill him.

Emma Wylde has a secret, and she’s not the only one.

The Slaughterhouse Mob is no longer the gangland force it once was, and Coffin’s not the only one who wants to take it back its glory days.

Lies. Secrets. Betrayals.

Joe Coffin’s world will never be the same again by the time this is all finished.

Season Three consists of Episodes 9 - 12.

As I started to read Season 3, I felt like a lot of the story was being bogged down by stuff that really didn't seem to matter a whole lot. Season One was was written in a rapid-fire manner that held true to the "episodic format", while Season Two added a lot more back-story. If I were "watching" Season 3, I am not sure that I would have continued it. Fortunately, I pushed through, and I am glad that I did!

The latter half of this book is where it's at!

Just when I was thinking that maybe it was time to retire Joe Coffin, Preston ramped up the action as well as the plot, pulling this book from an average 3 to a much better 4 skull rating!

Not to give a whole lot away, but there are still several (I repeat, several!) more ancient vampires still buried around the city. On top of that, Coffin is still trying to deal with his 4-year-old (turned-vampire) son. Some of the mystery behind Leola is shed. And yes, Mr. Corpse & Mrs. Stump are continuing their mischief and mayhem! Oh, did I mention the double-whammy ugly twists near the end?

Needless to say, I am eagerly awaiting Joe Coffin's return!
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After reading +David Dubrow​'s recent review of 'Trancers' (his review of 'Trancers II' just went live earlier today) I was put into a nostalgic mood.

I love the first two Trancer films (3 was okay, and I just learned that there is a 4, 5, and 6! - something that I was totally unaware of!)

What does any of this have to do with Near Dark?

Tim Thomerson (Jack Deth in the Trancer films) plays Caleb's father (a small role) in Near Dark, which made me want to watch it again. The problem. I only own Near Dark on VHS and my VCR is on the fritz) So, I headed to my local entertainment store to grab a copy of Near Dark on DVD. Needless to say, I was surprised at its cover (picture #1) This particular DVD must have been released to market to Twilight fans...? (they will be in for a surprise!) Picture #2 is the cover on my VHS copy. Picture #1 just proves that you cannot judge a movie by its cover either.
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Pretty cool news!
I am not sure about the new creative team (seems an odd pair to me), but if they impressed Carpenter, then I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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A great anthology film that feels like several short horror stories brought to life.

The first three stories were the most enjoyable to me. The 4th story was the weakest, in my opinion, and just when I was thinking that the 5th story seemed out of place, it tied everything up together nicely!

Thank you for the recommendation, +Sean Carlin​!

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Enter now to win a $60 Amazon gift card (give or take a few cents) to spend on whatever you want: Hopefully books!

Courtesy of Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths

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A terrific interview with author Jasper Bark.
(whose 'Run to Ground' I recently reviewed)
Welcome to the first night of a four-night run with, I think it is safe to say, the one and only, Mr Jasper Bark! I think anyone who has either read any of Jasper’s books, interviews, guest posts or been lucky enough to meet the man in person would tell…

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Once again, Goodkind has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. If you are/were a fan of Goodkind's earlier works, then this one is a must read!

I, of course, would suggest reading all of 'The Sword of Truth' series (beginning with Wizard's First Rule and ending with Warheart) before reading this one, but the good news is that you don't really have to.
There are several instances that allude to the prior books, however I believe that this book could stand on its own. (If anything, after reading this one, you will want to read the others, while waiting for the next book in this new series to come out.)

Goodkind has gone back to the basics with this one, creating a thoroughly captivating and totally engrossing story - one that any adventurer/quest-lover will totally absorb!

The only thing that I didn't like about this book is its cover. (I am sorry, but the cover portrayal of Nicci is completely off-base, in my mind, as is Nathan Rahl in the background.)

That said, I have no doubt in my mind that this book will make it into my "Top Ten" list at the end of the year.

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Robert Englund is getting in his Freddy make-up one more time, for a new documentary. . .
Sign me up!

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I just received a notification that Terry Goodkind's (Thriller) novel 'NEST' is available, digitally, for only $1.99! (normally $10!) This was one of the BEST books that I read last year. (I own it in hardcover)
I highly suggest purchasing this one - it stays with you long after you've finished it!
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