Column: Slicing Score: The Resurrected (1991)

By Maria Mitchell

The Resurrected (1991). Composer: Richard Band.

When one continues to do something that wasn’t respected the first time around, is it determination or idiocy? Some people (though not many) would rather be a fool than a success by virtue of standards they do not agree with. That brings me to the story of “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”. Joseph Curwin isn’t afraid to put his aspirations on hold for a while. A long while. Especially when …

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Review: Doctor Who 6.11: The God Complex

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Toby Whitehouse

Recap: In a mysterious Earth-like hotel (think the Jack Nicholson movie, The Shining), a female police officer named ‘Lucy Hayward’ (Sarah Quintrell) is walking down the halls, checking things out. While she does this, she is narrating what has been happening there and it seems that she’s the last one left. She talks about the rooms, and not knowing what is in “your room” until you see it. While …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Pickman’s Muse (2010)

By Brian M. Sammons

Pickmans Muse (2010). Director: Robert Cappelletto. Cast: Barret Walz, Maurice McNicholas, Tom Lodewyck.

Today, I’ve got a special treat for you, O fellow faithful cultists of Cthulhu cinema. It is a brand-new movie just chock full o’ Lovecraft. How new is it? Well, it’s so new that a lot of HPL fans I’ve talked to still have yet to hear about it. I’m here to do my little bit to change that, because, baby, …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.13-1.14

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 Dee, and can only comment on what comes on screen. I’m actually willing to …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 7.01: Meet the New Boss

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 Ride”). Not as good as the season recaps for the previous two seasons, …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.10: The Blood Line

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 lead them to the Blessing, Gwen in Shanghai follows the blood to a …

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

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 Man’s Blood”, including Dean’s “saving people, hunting things” speech, Sam’s quest to “find …

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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

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 upon a beautiful world, all they find are doors and a sterile white room. …

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