Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2. London: Titan Books, 2008. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $16.95/£9.99. ISBN: 1 84576 657 1.

Supernatural season five begins filming today in Greater Vancouver amid a flurry of spoilers, foilers and down-and-dirty rumours. And we bring you another season companion review – only, ours is of season two.
Season companions tend to follow a similar pattern due to …

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Monster Byte: Fight Breaks Out Between Film Crew and Local Gang at The Siren

by Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Local college watering hole The Siren saw a bit of excitement, as well as unwanted publicity for film production Tentacles from the Sea 3D, last Thursday night when a brawl broke out between the film crew and local gang, the Lichens.

The film’s star, Peter McCallister, was in the bar at the time. He found himself at the centre of the fracas when local gang leader, Hermann Krahen, got into a shouting …

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Review: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August/September 2009

Review by Paula R. Stiles

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, vol. 117, no 1&2, Aug/Sept 2009. New York: Spilogale Inc., 2009. 256pp. $6.50. ISSN#: 1095-8258.

Fantasy & Science Fiction isn’t my favorite publication in speculative fiction. Too often, it tends toward an uncritical nostalgia typical of the original Twilight Zone at its cheesiest. What I mainly remember from the last time I picked up the magazine was thinking, …

IFPReview: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1. London: Titan Books, 2007. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $19.95/£14.99. ISBN: 1 84576 535 4.

I’ve had mixed success with season companions. A lot of them are flimsy things slapped together with some pretty color photos and fawning interviews, interspersed with episode synopses that you could probably find cheaper online. But every so often, you get a season …

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Review: The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons and Ghouls

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls by Alex Irvine

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Irvine, Alex. The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls. New York: Harper Entertainment, 2007. 219pp. $14.95. ISBN#: 978-0-06-136703-8.

Supernatural, the CW show about two brothers riding the back roads of America, hunting down urban legends and the demon that killed their mother, has developed a real cult following, largely due to its concept (American urban legends), and the …

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Swimming Lessons off the North Shore

By Paula R. Stiles

The little boy had opalescent eyes and imbricated skin. He was human. He walked on two feet with ten toes, had two hands with ten fingers. Yet those feet and hands were webbed. And he almost smelled like seaweed. Like his mother.

His father worried about him. He didn’t like to take his son down to the beach. The few times they went, to go clamming or just to walk and pick up seashells, the boy …

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Monster Byte: Casting Call – Crew and Extras for Tentacles from the Sea 3D

by Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Seeking crew members for the film production, Tentacles from the Sea 3D. Experienced crew are preferred, though we are also willing to provide on-the-job training. We are especially seeking anyone with experience in lighting and/or 3D production.

We are also seeking extras of both sexes from a wide range of ages for filming in crowd shots and street scenes. No experience is necessary, but we are looking for a variety of types. We …

IFPMonster Byte: Casting Call – Crew and Extras for Tentacles from the Sea 3D

Innsmouth welcomes prodigal son with film crew

Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – 3D horror production, Tentacles from the Sea, has decided to film on location in Innsmouth. According to Director John Mbuntu, it was the idea of his star Peter McCallister. McCallister plays Dave, a young man who tries to save his town from a watery horror despite having a disturbing connection to it.

“I was looking for a setting that would be more inclusive than the usual all-white milieu of horror,” Mbuntu says. “Then …

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Monster Byte: Astrological Manuscript Discovered at Innsmouth Public Library

Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – An astrological manuscript attributed to the “Mad Arab” Abd-al-Hazred, author of the grimoire the Necronomicon, has been discovered misfiled in the Marsh Archive of Antiquarian Studies at the Innsmouth Public Library in Innsmouth, Massachusetts. The manuscript, entitled De Stellis Maleficarum, is reputed to contain spells that could be used to bring about wealth to the user and disaster to any of the user’s enemies. This Latin translation from the original Arabic appears …

IFPMonster Byte: Astrological Manuscript Discovered at Innsmouth Public Library

Deep pelagic worms discovered in river bed

By Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Fossil worm-trail casts one foot wide and nearly fifteen feet long in some places have been discovered in the sandstone cliffs overlooking the banks of the Manuxet River in historic Innsmouth. Local scholar in African-American history Rosa Washington and visiting oceanographer Steven Huang of Beijing, China at Miskatonic University have teamed up to investigate.

“We believe that these worms were over two meters long,” says Dr. Huang, “and lived as recently as the …

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