Column: Dark Matter: Review: Once Upon A Time 2.12: In the Name of the Brother

By Heather S. Vina

Written by: Jane Espenson

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: Fairytale Land That Was: Victor Frankenstein, his father Alphonse, and Victor’s younger brother Gerhardt are celebrating the Silver Cross that has been awarded to Gerhardt. It’s apparent that while Alphonse is quite proud and loving with his younger son, he is anything but to his older son. He gives Gerhardt a pocket watch, a beloved family heirloom from their mother that Victor was obviously expecting to receive himself. And …

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Review: Once Upon a Time 2.05: The Doctor

Heather S. Vina

Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Recap: Fairytale Land of the Present: Snow, Emma, Mulan and Aurora arrive at the haven, only to find everyone dead, their hearts ripped out of their chests. Snow is the one who realizes that it was Cora who did it, this being her magical way of killing people. It seems like they are the last ones left, until Emma finds a survivor amongst the bodies: Hook.

Storybrooke: Dr. Whale approaches …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: EAP-HPL-PKD – Shades of the Gothic

By G.W. Thomas

The word ‘Gothic’ has many definitions, all conflicting. First, it means the Germanic people who, amongst other tribes, sacked Rome in 410 AD. Because of this, it can mean anyone barbaric and uncouth. ‘Gothic’ is also a style of non-Grecian architecture popular in medieval times. During the 18th century, it came to mean, politically, “Englishness.” Lastly, it can be used to describe a branch of fiction popularized in 1764 by Horace Walpole when he wrote The Castle

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

By Brian M. Sammons

Bride of Re-Animator (1990). Director: Brian Yuzna. Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, David Gale.

The other day while flipping through cable, I came across this movie that I had seriously all-but-forgotten about, and that’s with me owning the DVD. I came in on this flick at its middle, which is the slowest, most uninspired part of the film, and naturally, I thought, “Ha, no wonder I wrote this one off.” I then quit watching and went …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: House of Dracula (1945)

By Orrin Grey

House of Dracula (1945). Director: Erle C. Kenton. Cast: Onslow Stevens, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine.

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’re going to be taking a look at House of Dracula, the immediate sequel to our last film, House of Frankenstein. This one’s also directed by Erle C. Kenton and stars the usual suspects, …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: House of Frankenstein (1944)

By Orrin Grey

House of Frankenstein (1944). Director: Erle C. Kenton. Cast: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish.

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’s movie is House of Frankenstein, directed by Erle C. Kenton and starring all sorts of familiar names, including Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Lionel Atwill, and George …

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