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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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Thing from Another World (1951)

By Orrin Grey

The Thing from Another World (1951). Director: Christian Nyby (& Howard Hawks?). Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, & James Arness.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Difficult as it may be to believe, this was actually my first viewing of tonight’s film, in spite of the fact that John Carpenter’s 1982 remake (simply titled ‘The Thing‘) has the distinction of …

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Review: Countdown to Doomsday: Grimm 2.11: To Protect and Serve Man

This entry is part 11 of 23 in the series Grimm Season 2

By J. Keith Haney

“The beast was simply the Call of the Wild personified…which some natures hear to its own destruction.”

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: We see this quote on the backdrop of a squad car that looks like it’s pushing Mach 3. Then we get an audio of word over the radio of a disturbance. The car (designated ‘Unit 18′) copies and pulls up at the site …

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