Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/16/13

This entry is part 3 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

When you head on over to a website, you usually have some pretty specific expectations. If the page you are viewing in particular is this column, those expectations might include hearing …

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Column: Dark Matter: Review: Once Upon A Time 2.10: The Cricket Game

This entry is part 10 of 22 in the series Once Upon a Time Season 2

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahoy]

Written by: David H. Goodman & Robert Hull

Recap: Fairytale Land That Was: The Evil Queen is watching over a battlefield, when her soldiers arrive. They report to her that Snow White and Charming have defeated King George’s forces. Without King George’s men, the Queen doesn’t have enough men to defeat them. But the Queen is delighted to …

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Review: The Price of Admission

By Nathaniel Katz

Shults, Sylvia. The Price of Admission. Dark Continents Publishing, 2011. Paperback, USD $15.99; Kindle, USD $2.99. ISBN: 978-0-9831603-2-8.

Great music transcends time. We are still moved by the compositions of Beethoven, Bach and countless others today. Why, then, cannot the musicians themselves transcend time? And, once they have transcended time, I suppose they might as well be able to find love. That, at least, is what Max gets up to.

Jessica arrives at an amusement …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: Review: Sinister (2012)

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World: 2013

By Brian M. Sammons

Sinister (2012). Director: Scott Derrickson. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone.

New, non-remake, non-sequel horror movies are as rare as a lingerie model coming from Innsmouth. Good new horror films are all but mythical. Yes, I’m looking at you, The Apparition. So, when a horror flick comes out that’s both new and good, then I’m happy to pick up …

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Column: Dark Matter: Review: Doctor Who 7.06: The Snowmen

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Doctor Who Season 7

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahoy]

Written by: Steven Moffat

Recap: England, 1842. A young boy named ‘Walter Simeon’ is building a snowman by himself, while kids play away from him. His mother worries to his father that “it’s not right” that Walter spends all of his time alone. When they walk away, Walter mutters to his snowman that he doesn’t want to play with the …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Caltiki – The Immortal Monster (1959)

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2013

By Orrin Grey

Caltiki – The Immortal Monster (1959). Directed by: Riccardo Freda (& Mario Bava?). Starring: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, & Gerard Herter.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is one I’ve been looking forward to watching for a very long time. Not only is it associated …

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Sword and Sorcery Week: Review: Griots

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Sword and Sorcery

By Paula R. Stiles

Davis, Milton J. and Saunders, Charles R., eds. Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology. MVmedia, LLC, 2011. Paperback: $16.95; Kindle: $3.99.

So, some of you are probably saying, Hey, I’d read sword and sorcery set in Africa, I really would. I loved Solomon Kane and King Solomon’s Mines, you know? But there’s nothing out there and who are Charles Saunders and

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Sword and Sorcery Week: Column: Slicing Score: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Sword and Sorcery

By Maria Mitchell

Conan the Barbarian (1982). Composer: Basil Poledouris.

This score represents one heartfelt, profoundly moving excursion into the realm of sword and sorcery film music. This score is fondly remembered by many fans. Fans that have left well-thought-out reviews on IMDB and numerous comments of gushing praise for favored cues on YouTube as they’ve trudged through cyberspace. I was very pleased to see that composer …

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Review: The Bitch Is Back: Grimm 2.12: Season of the Hexenbiest

This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series Grimm Season 2

By J. Keith Haney

“Oh! There is a terrible witch in that house who spewed her poison over me and scratched me with her long fingernails.”

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: For this final episode of the year, we see this quote right over the exterior of the spice shop. Of course, considering how we left things last time, does starting anywhere ELSE make sense?

We start with a …

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Review: Never Bet the Devil

By Jesse Bullington

Grey, Orrin. Never Bet the Devil. Evileye Books (November 1, 2012). USD $13.95. ISBN-10: 098488002X.

Orrin Grey was the best-kept secret in the cemetery, until those Evileyed ghouls exhumed some of his choicest morsels, wrapped them up in black-velvet winding sheets smoother than Telly Savalas’ moves, and stowed the bundle in a coffin fashioned from the salvaged timbers of an old circus car. While the hipper members of the Oubliette Society may mourn their favorite son’s …

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Review: Once Upon a Time 2.09: Queen of Hearts

This entry is part 9 of 22 in the series Once Upon a Time Season 2

By Heather S. Vina

Written by: Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: Fairytale Land of the Past: Hook breaks into the Evil Queen’s palace prison to “free” an imprisoned Belle, hoping she can help him find the weapon that will kill Rump. But when she tells him that she doesn’t know anything about it, he rescinds his offer of freedom and knocks …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.09: Citizen Fang

This entry is part 9 of 23 in the series Supernatural Season 8

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Sam brings in another Hunter, Martin, to track Benny. Things get sticky when Dean finds out and suspicious deaths occur in the town where Benny is staying.

Recap: Quick (40-second) recap of the greatest hits of three guest characters: Martin from “Sam, Interrupted,” Amelia and Benny. We end on Sam smugly declaring that there will be a …

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