Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.13: Everybody Hates Hitler

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Review: The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Gods and Monsters: 2013

By Paula R. Stiles

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (Bai she chuan shuo) (2011). Director: Siu-Tung Ching. Cast: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam. Country: China.

[spoilers ahead]

A young herbalist, Xu Xian (Raymond Lam), falls in love with a kind young woman, Susu (Shengyi Huang), after she saves him from drowning. Complications ensue when the stern demon hunter, Abbot Fahai (Jet Li), …

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Review: The Collector

By Martha Hubbard

Russell, Daniel I. The Collector, Book One: Mana Leak. Dark Continents Publishing, 2012. USD $13.68 paperback; $3.99 Kindle. 338pp. ISBN 978-0-9831603-8-0.

Penny Crescent is a typical street in a typical country town about three hours from London. Several families live there, but we’re concerned with three – three families with very different approaches to life…What they have in common is an attachment to their ghosts.

Frank and Anne Harper have two adorable children, Charlie and Bronwyn. …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: The Calamitous Black Devils

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth: 2013

By Lyndsey Holder

Schmalke, Joseph. The Calamitous Black Devils. Comixpress, 2012.

There’s a thick miasma of awesomeness that surrounds this comic, to the point where it makes you feel as if just holding onto it will give you superpowers. It oozes cool – it’s the kind of comic book that you can carry around without any fear that someone is going to see it and …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/06/13

This entry is part 6 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

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

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

The week’s biggest news is no doubt Subterranean Press’ announcement of a new collection from Joe R. Landsdale. Entitled ‘Bleeding Shadows‘ and containing a plethora …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/06/13

Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 3.03: The Teens They Are a-Changin’

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Being Human (Syfy) Season 3

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Sally feels guilty about Trent’s death. To make up for it, she visits his body in the morgue and encounters his whiny ghost. Attempting to pull a Whoopi-Goldberg-in-Ghost, she tries to get him settled by attending his funeral (with the help of a sympathetic undertaker, Max) and comforting his fiancée. Unfortunately, Trent’s idea of squaring things …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.12: As Time Goes By

This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series Supernatural Season 8

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: The brothers’ paternal grandfather appears from fifty years in the past in their motel room, demanding to see their father.

Recap: Nearly a minute long, very Dean-heavy recap of The Family Business. Cut to Normal, Illinois, the year 1958. A man is watching his son sleep, in a room full of toy airplanes and pistols (hints of …

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Gods and Monsters: The ‘Next Big Thing’ Blog Hop Tour

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Gods and Monsters: 2013

By Paula R. Stiles

The ‘Next Big Thing’ Blog Hop Tour shares upcoming authors – we ‘next big things’ – with as wide an audience as possible. Each week, a new author takes the baton, answering the same 10 questions about their upcoming work. You can find the previous entry here on Rebecca Byfield’s site.

My next upcoming book is a best of anthology, Raygun Chronicles:

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Column: Slicing Score: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Slicing Score: 2013

By Maria Mitchell

Sleepy Hollow (1999). Composer: Danny Elfman.

This film’s beautiful cinematography keeps vivid color to an effective minimum and relies on dreary, overcast, gray atmosphere to create dread. The score employs a similar concept by relying heavily on low-end orchestral instruments like contrabass, bassoons and tubas, and cuing gentler instruments like harps and solo violins sparsely.

“Introduction”: The ideally ominous way to begin a film …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/30/13

This entry is part 5 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, returning sci-fi shows, and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Fans of Weird Fiction may want to turn their attentions this week to D.P. Watt’s new collection, An Emporium of Automata. Watt has …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/30/13