Column: Retronomicon: The Marquis: Danse Macabre

By J. Keith Haney

Davis, Guy. The Marquis: Danse Macabre. Oni Press (September 28, 2001). USD $17.99. ISBN-13: 978-1929998159.

In a medium that is too-often known for its over-the-top spectacle, Guy Davis has earned a well-deserved reputation, as a comic artist, for fusing the mundane with the horrific. You’ll find no supermodels or rock-jawed heroes in Davis’ work, just ordinary people you might pass on the street sometime, complete with all the physical imperfections you might expect (the most …

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Supernatural Fridays: Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 4.02: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester

This entry is part 2 of 21 in the series Supernatural Season 4

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Dean has an anti-crisis of faith in the wake of his discovery that there are angels…and that the God he never believed in has plans for him.

Recap: Long recap along the themes of “We can’t save everyone” and Dean’s death and resurrection at the end of season three/beginning of season four, as well as a rather …

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Supernatural Fridays: Review: Supernatural Magazine, Issue #27

By Paula R. Stiles

Supernatural Magazine. Titan Magazines, 2011. Issue #27, Sept/Oct 2011. 66pp. US $6.99, CAN $7.99. ISSN: 1752-945X.

In addition to the usual joint interview with Padalecki and Ackles (about the different versions they’ve played of their characters), this issue has interviews with Sera Gamble and Julia Maxwell (Eve), with a mini-interview of Austin Bass (Spruce from the Ghostfacers). The Director’s Cut concentrates on Phil Sgriccia. The Classic Episode is “The Monster at the End of This …

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Review: Nowhere to Go

By Paula R. Stiles

Rowan, Iain. Nowhere to Go: Eleven Short Crime Stories. Infinity Plus, 2011. 82pp. ASIN: B004TNHGFG.

There is an aspect of crime fiction that overlaps with horror. Famed Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock is equally claimed by the mystery and horror genres. No surprise, therefore, that Iain Rowan has also published horror – or that his crime anthology, Nowhere to Go, trips along this uneasy line. Several of the stories have even appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s

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Review: The Secret of Crickley Hall

By Michael Matheson

Herbert, James. The Secret of Crickley Hall. Tom Doherty Associates (July 2011); UK edition: Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7653-2888-5; ISBN (UK) 978-1-4050-5234-4.

Turn the lights down low. Light the fire. Huddle close. The night is about to get very dark.

It took five years, but we’ve finally got a North American release of The Secret of Crickley Hall. And it’s a straight port of the text, with no localization, to boot (Yes, the shifting usages of …

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Review: Doctor Who 6.09: Night Terrors

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Doctor Who Season 6

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Mark Gatiss

Recap: On a council estate in London, an old woman named ‘Mrs. Rossiter’ (Leila Hoffman) is going on the lift and bringing home her grocery cart. A young mother named Claire (Emma Cunniffe) is putting her little boy (Jamie Oram) to bed – or trying to, anyways. He’s very scared of the sound of the lift …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Curse (1987)

By Brian M. Sammons

The Curse (1987). Director: David Keith. Cast: Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare.

Since I’ve been on a “Colour” kick – that is, reviewing all the movies based on H.P. Lovecraft’s masterful story, “The Colour Out of Space” – I figured I’d end things with the one that had the biggest budget, perhaps the second-biggest stars (It’s hard to beat Karloff in my book), but what could be arguably the worst adaptation of the story. …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.09-1.10

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series The Hunger Season 1

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, I look at “But At My Back I Always Hear” and “Red Light”. The stories highlight the importance of strong source material. “But At My Back I Always Hear” fares better, despite the tacky direction, mainly because it has a stronger bone structure: The story it’s based on is superior to “Red Light”.

“But At My Back I Always Hear” by …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.08: The End of the Road

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Torchwood: Miracle Day

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Ryan Scott and Jane Espenson

Recap: Olivia Colasanto (Nana Visitor) brings Jack, Rex, Esther, and Gwen to the estate where her grandfather, Angelo Colasanto, Jack’s former lover, is staying. Rex has Esther stay behind as a security measure. They will keep the phone lines open between them. If anything happens, she will relay it back to a hard drive …

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Column: A Pistol and a Flashlight: Gregory Weir

By B.A. Campbell

 (I Fell In Love With) The Majesty of Colors (2008). Company: Kongregate. Developer: Gregory Weir. Platform: Web.

Silent Conversation (2009). Company: Armor Games. Developer: Gregory Weir. Platform: Web.

Babies Dream of Dead Worlds (2010). Company: Newgrounds. Developer: Gregory Weir. Platform: Web.

Looming (2010). Company: Newgrounds. Developer: Gregory Weir. Platform: Web.

Organising the half-shattered china dolls in the attic of my ancestral home, I came upon yet another antiquated handbill, identical in nearly all particulars to the first

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Supernatural Fridays: Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.05: Bedtime Stories

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Supernatural Season 3

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Children’s stories turn creepy when the brothers hunt fairy tale characters.

Recap: After a recap for the Colt’s resurrection, John’s death and Dean killing a djinn (which seems random), we cut to a night scene, at a housing construction site in Maple Springs, New York, called “Once Upon a Time”. Three brothers – all of them, shall …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Plague of the Zombies (1966)

By Orrin Grey

Plague of the Zombies (1966) Director: John Gilling Cast: Andre Morell, Diane Claire, Jacqueline Pearce

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where, every other week, we’ll be unearthing a classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. For tonight’s film, we’re tackling Plague of the Zombies, a somewhat-lesser-known Hammer horror from director John Gilling, starring Andre Morell, who was in a slew of other Hammer movies, including playing Dr. Watson in Hound of the

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