Review: The Hunger: 1.13-1.14

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Hunger Season 1

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, we’ve got one bad episode and one sort-of-good episode. You can thank Gemma Files and her original story for all the good in that sort-of-good.

But I’ll follow the order of the DVD box and begin with “A Matter of Style”, which is the weaker of the two. I have not read the original story, “A Matter of Style” by Ron …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 7.01: Meet the New Boss

This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series Supernatural Season 7

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: It’s a brand new season seven, kiddies, as Godstiel settles into his new kingdom and the remaining members of Team Free Will try to find a way to stop him.

Recap: Recap of season six, with some emphasis on the heavenly war we barely saw, and the annoying Sambot plot, to the tune of Foghat’s “Soul Ride” (Correction: It’s “Slow …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.10: The Blood Line

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

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Story: Russell T. Davies

Teleplay: Jane Espenson and Russell T. Davies

Previously: Rex and Esther reunited with the CIA, in the form of Shapiro, who promptly deported Gwen and shot Jack. Esther took off with a wounded Jack, while Oswald ran away from Jilly, who hooked up with the Mystery Man from the Families.

Recap: Having discovered that Jack’s blood will …

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Supernatural Fridays: Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 1.21: Salvation

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Supernatural Season 1

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: The brothers race to stop Meg from killing their father and his friends – and the Yellow-Eyed Demon from starting a new round of misery with another generation of psykids.

Recap: The first “Carry On, Wayward Son” Road So Far recap ever includes a pretty standard recap of season one, from the Pilot‘s teaser through “Dead …

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Review: One Buck Horror

By Sarah Hans

Hawkins, Christopher, ed. One Buck Horror: Volume One and Two. Coronis Publishing (June 24, 2011).

One Buck Horror prides itself on being the best value in horror. For only 99 cents, you can purchase a small collection of creepy stories; each volume contains five tales of terror.

The protagonists in the stories in Volume 1 are all children or young adults, and the stories are told with a kind of candid innocence that is both familiar …

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Column: Retronomicon: Batman: Gothic

By J. Keith Haney

Morrison, Grant; Jansen, Klaus.Batman: Gothic. DC Comics (September 5, 2007). USD $9.62. ISBN 13-978-1401215491.

I’m going to start this column by going out on a limb and saying that, of all the 20th century comic book superheroes, Batman has ultimately proven to be the most flexible. Several years ago, in a weekly newsletter called “Comic Shop News”, one of their writers made mention of this by saying that you can drop …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Reptile (1966)

Orrin Grey

The Reptile (1966)  Director: John Gilling Cast: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, 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 another lesser-known Hammer horror from director John Gilling. This time, it’s The Reptile, starring Noel Willman and Jennifer Daniel (both of whom were also in Hammer’s Kiss of the Vampire), as well as Jacqueline …

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Review: Contagion (2011)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

What’s scarier than zombies, vampires and ghosts? Why, disease. You can’t hide from it; you can’t easily kill it. Contagion nicely plays on our fears of disease with its stylish editing and music. You’ll probably run from the person sneezing in the elevator after this.

The movie follows a group of scientists, as they try to tackle a dangerous, new virus. The script has its work cut out for it, with so many characters spread across different …

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Review: Doctor Who 6.10: The Girl Who Waited

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Doctor Who Season 6

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Tom MacRae

Recap: The Doctor is bringing Rory and Amy to the planet Apalapucia, which was voted #2 planet in the top 10 greatest destinations for the Intergalactic Traveler. When Rory asks why they aren’t going to the #1 planet, the Doctor tells him it’s hideous, basically a tourist trap.

However, when they step out, expecting to look …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.11-1.12

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Hunger Season 1

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, I look at “I’m Dangerous Tonight” and “The Sloan Men”. One is good; the other one is blah. And the goodness is due to superior writing. In this case, the writing of David Nickle, who penned the story that “The Sloan Men” adapts. But I’ll follow the DVD’s order and begin with “I’m Dangerous Tonight”.

“Dangerous” is based on a story, …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.09: The Gathering

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Torchwood: Miracle Day

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: John Fay

Previously: Rex and Esther reunited with the CIA in the form of Shapiro, who promptly deported Gwen and shot Jack. Esther took off with a wounded Jack, while Oswald ran away from Jilly, who hooked up with the Mystery Man from the Families.

Recap: A masked person barrels into a pharmacy and shoots out the camera. Turns …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London

By Lyndsey Holder

Powell, Eric (writer); Hotz, Kyle (artist); Brown, Daniel and Stewart, Dave (colours). Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London. Dark Horse, 2011.

What is it about the Whitechapel Murders that has captured the imagination of so many, even now, hundreds of years later?

True, they were horrifically grisly acts performed on an incredibly marginalized class of society, but we are hardly bereft of similar horrors in current times. Perhaps, because the …

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