Review: In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural

By Paula R. Stiles

In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural. Supernatural.tv with Leah Wilson, ed. Dallas: BenBella Books, Inc., 2009. xvi, 275pp. US $14.95/CAN $17.50. ISBN: 978-1-933771-63-2.

In the Hunt came out last spring and it’s already a bit obsolete. The publisher even admits this in the preface by noting that the forward by Keith R.A. DeCandido, introduction by Supernatural.tv and 22 essays were all written between seasons three and four of the show (interestingly, 18 out of …

Paula R. StilesReview: In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural

Interview: Bumps in the Night, Part 3: John Reha

John Reha, the third in the Bumps in the Night trio, is here to talk with us today:

IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

JR: Our current project is called “Bumps in the Night“. It’s a supernatural procedural comedy that parodies the reality ghost hunting genre that’s invaded basic cable.

IFP: What was the inspiration for Bumps in the Night? Where did you get the idea for playing ghostbusters who were also …

IFPInterview: Bumps in the Night, Part 3: John Reha

Interview: Bumps in the Night Part 2: Greg Benevent

Today, we’re talking to Greg Benevent, also out of Los Angeles, in the second of our Bumps in the Night interviews.


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

GB: It’s Ghost Hunters if Ghost Hunters were a show done by two people that loved the show, and one that hated it.

IFP: What was the inspiration for Bumps in the Night? Where did you get the idea for playing ghostbusters who were also pool cleaners?…

IFPInterview: Bumps in the Night Part 2: Greg Benevent

Interview: Bumps in the Night, Part 1: Emmett Furey

Today, in the first of three interviews, we’re talking with Emmett Furey out of Los Angeles, co-creator and star of the fictional ghost hunter series, Bumps in the Night.


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

EF: Bumps in the Night is a cross between The Office and Ghost Hunters, a supernatural procedural comedy following the antics of a group of paranormal investigators who call themselves the “North Hollywood Ghost Strike Team (NOGHOST)”.

You …

IFPInterview: Bumps in the Night, Part 1: Emmett Furey

Review: Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters

by Orrin Grey

Langan, John. Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters. Prime Books, 2008. US $24.95. ISBN 978-0809572496.

On the cover of John Langan’s debut collection, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, there’s a blurb from a Publishers Weekly review that says, “Horror readers will welcome a new voice speaking in a classic tongue.” While I hate to start a review by quoting from another, try as I might, I’ve yet to find a better way to sum …

IFPReview: Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters

The 10 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The following is a list of 10 little-known movies, at least by English-speakers. Some of them have been remade; others remain in obscurity outside of the country where they were filmed. Follow us into a world of horror without borders:

Black Sunday
Country: Italy
Year: 1960

I have to say I’ve never been a fan of most Italian horror. The gialli leave me cold and Dario Who-Needs-A-Plot Argento never convinced me, despite that cool underwater sequence in …

IFPThe 10 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen

Review: Thirteen Phantasms

Review by Amy Harlib

James P. Blaylock. Thirteen Phantasms and Other Stories Ace Books, NY, April 2003 ISBN#: 0-441-01014-8.

California writer of fantastic fiction James P. Blaylock, though not prolific in the shorter form, has produced award-winners happily included among the 16 stories (two co-authored with Tim Powers), all previously published (but many hard to find), collected together in the book Thirteen Phantasms. This gathering begins with an introduction titled “Five Hundred Dollars” about how Californian local color and eccentricities, …

IFPReview: Thirteen Phantasms