Column: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:06: The Sin Eater


By P.S. Griffin


Summary: Wherein we learn the skeletons in Ichabod’s past and the holes in the Masons’ plan. Yep. Those guys finally showed up well after Ichabod fanboyed the Masonic symbols on the dollar bill in the pilot.


Recap: Sweet Abbie takes the previous episode’s life lesson to heart immediately and begins to try and make Ichabod feel that he belongs in this century by introducing him to America’s favorite pastime. The episode opens with the two in the …

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Review: Mountain Man

By Randy Stafford

Blackmore, Keith C. Mountain Man. (2011). USD $3.99. ASIN: B006MV7I6U.

Zombies.

They’re so rich in dramatic potential. Flashy dressers. Rich interior lives. Usually ready with a quick story from two centuries back. So pensive and conflicted about their relations with humans. A proud race aware of its long history.

Well, no.

Really, about all you can do with zombies is burn ‘em, crush ‘em, and shoot ‘em. Flesh-eating cockroaches are more interesting, even though they don’t …

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Apocalypse Week: Review: The Thing (2011)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Yesterday, Brian M. Sammons reviewed the 1982 version of The Thing. Today, I tackle the 2011 The Thing. When is a sequel not a sequel? Apparently, when it calls itself a “prequel” and uses the same name as a movie from the 80s.

The Thing takes place before the John Carpenter film of the same title (Really, studio? Couldn’t you call it “The Thing: Origin”? This means that comparing the two movies without …

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Apocalypse Week: Review: Evolve Two

By Michael Matheson

Kilpatrick, Nancy (Ed.). Evolve Two. Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-1-894063-62-3.

I delight in Kilpatrick’s anthologies – even if I am not always drawn to the material in them. Kilpatrick is a romantic in the best sense. She believes in the darkest of beauties and seeks them out relentlessly. That attention and care show in a collection like Evolve Two, where Kilpatrick has assembled a welcome repast for readers seeking sanguine fiction …

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Monster Byte: Second Great Raid: Innsmouth Stormed by National Guard

By Andrew G. Dombalagian

Innsmouth, MA – Friday night, hundreds of soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard descended en masse upon Innsmouth, accompanied by armoured transports, automatic weapons, and explosive equipment. Additional personnel attached to the surprise operation have been identified as members of the U.S. Treasury Department, Coast Guard, and a private military company owned by Nightcroft Holdings. The incident culminated in the demolition of several buildings and has shaken the town to its very heart.

Colonel Amelia Delapore …

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Apocalypse Week: Column: Retronomicon: Just A Pilgrim

By J. Keith Haney

Ennis, Garth; Ezquerra, Carlos. Just A Pilgrim. Black Bull Entertainment (November, 2001). USD $16.49. ISBN-13: 978-1606900079.

Postapocalyptic sagas have become cliché in the latter half of the 20th century. However, contrary to popular belief, the genre predates the nuclear age by almost a century. Mary Wollstonecroft Shelley of Frankenstein fame penned a follow-up novel called “The Last Man”, where the last, lone human survives a worldwide plague that wipes out the rest of …

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Apocalypse Week: Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Thing (1982)

By Brian M. Sammons

The Thing (1982). Director: John Carpenter. Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David.

When I first started doing Cthulhu Eats the Movies, I mentioned that, in my opinion, the most Lovecraftian movie of all time was John Carpenter’s The Thing, but I chose to tease it a bit and promised to cover this flick on a later date. Naturally, I promptly forgot about doing that, as other films kept popping up on my radar. Oops. …

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Apocalypse Week: Playlist for the Apocalypse

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In the event that the Apocalypse (be it zombie, vampiric or alien-related) takes place, I have dutifully compiled a playlist for this special occasion. Here are the 10 tracks I think you should download onto your iPod and have handy. Unless we are overtaken by Skynet. In which case, unplug your Internet station. Let me know what songs are most appropriate for the Apocalypse in the comments section.

We Don’t Need Another Hero

Tina Turner looked awesome …

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Apocalypse Week: Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Omega Man (1971)

By Orrin Grey

The Omega Man (1971). Director: Boris Sagal. Cast: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash.

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. Tonight, we’ll be taking a look at the second official adaptation of Richard Matheson’s apocalyptic vampire novel, I Am Legend: Charlton Heston in Boris Sagal’s The Omega Man. The version I watched was on Netflix Watch Instantly, …

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Apocalypse Week: Review: Black Death

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Black Death. 2011. Director: Christopher Smith Cast: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne

You may wonder why I am reviewing a medieval movie for Apocalypse Week. It’s simple: Although the Black Death did not destroy Europe, it seemed apocalyptic to the people living in that time period. The death toll is a bit of guesswork, but it was high and it left its marks in history in more than one way.

Black Death uses that general concept: This …

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