Review: Official Supernatural sites

by Paula R. Stiles

The show Supernatural has several official sites sponsored by different companies or devoted to different aspects of the show. The first is because Supernatural is aired by the CW, but is produced by Warner Bros., not the network. There are also different places where the show has an official presence, though not as many as for some other shows (no show page on Twitter, for example). Here they all are:

Official CW site

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/supernatural

This is …

Paula R. StilesReview: Official Supernatural sites

Supernatural: Castiel, an Angel in the Trenches

by Amanda Spedding

[This article has extensive spoilers for season four]

“Whose side are you on?” That was the question many Supernatural viewers in Australia were left with after the final episode of Season Four – “Lucifer Rising”. This same question tracked the Winchester boys on their road-trip through this season – the unspoken “Whose side are you on?” that seemed to be the Impala’s third passenger. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

While most fans were disappointed, albeit …

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Interview: Supernatural: Jeff Mariotte

Today, we talk with Jeff Mariotte, author of Supernatural tie-in novel Witch’s Canyon and numerous other books:


IFP: Can you tell us how you started out as a writer?

JM: I’ve always written, since I was very young, and getting a bit more serious about it in my teens. In college, I won a literary award for a short story and published an article in a music magazine. After that stuff happened, I eventually got work at a bookstore

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Interview: Supernatural: Nick Andreychuk (Nicholas Knight)

We’re talking today with Nick Andreychuk, author (as Nicholas Knight) of the Supernatural season companions and writer for Supernatural Magazine:



IFP: Can you tell us how you started out as a writer?

NA: Well, I always loved reading, which is probably true of all writers. Then in high school, I wrote a couple horror stories for creative writing assignments and received A’s, so that got me thinking that maybe writing wasn’t just a dream job. From that point on, …

IFPInterview: Supernatural: Nick Andreychuk (Nicholas Knight)

Something Wicked: Supernatural’s Monsters of the Week

by N.A. McDermott

Ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night are the stuff of nightmares for most of us, but for Supernatural‘s Sam and Dean Winchester they are all in a day’s work. While every show of this nature has a mythology at its heart, the Monster of the Week episodes provide the day-to-day antagonists for our heroes to deal with. In the four years that Supernatural has been on our screens, the Winchester brothers have …

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Review: Supernatural Season Three DVD

by Paula R. Stiles

Kripke, Eric, et al. Supernatural Season Three [DVD]. Burbank [CA]: Warner Bros., 2008. 651 min. US $59.98/CAN $32.99.

Dean has made a deal with a Crossroad Demon to save Sam’s life and in return, he’s also received a year to live. He’s determined to make the most of it. Too bad the MOTWs are lacking in sympathy. More sinister is the strange obsession that every demon has with making Sam their King and killing Dean early, …

Paula R. StilesReview: Supernatural Season Three DVD

Interview: Supernatural: Keith R.A. DeCandido

Today, we sit down with Keith R.A. DeCandido, author of Supernatural tie-in novels, Nevermore, Bone Key and the upcoming Heart of the Dragon (one of two Supernatural novels next year; the other is Dark History):

IFP: Can you tell us how you started out as a writer?

KD: I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t writing. My parents gave me a typewriter when I was very young, and I created my first book at the

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Review: Supernatural Season Two DVD

by Paula R. Stiles

Kripke, Eric, et al. Supernatural Season Two [DVD]. Burbank [CA]: Warner Bros., 2007. 903 min. US $59.98/CAN $74.98.

The massive cliffhanger at the end of season one has left Dean on life support in a hospital, with brother Sam and father John fighting each other on how to save him. The fallout from John’s solution turns Dean into an emotional mess and forces Sam to go searching for other psykids like him. This all …

Paula R. StilesReview: Supernatural Season Two DVD

Supernatural and Lovecraft: How does Supernatural fit into Mythos?

by Paula R. Stiles

A double protagonist

It may seem rather odd to say that the CW show Supernatural has any connections to the works of H.P. Lovecraft or Mythos (the shared universe created by Lovecraft and his friends), but they’re there. Most horror today owes at least some tip of the hat to Lovecraft (The X-Files certainly did). But Supernatural‘s connections seem particularly strong.

Lovecraft’s version of the Mythos universe is dark and bleak. Humans are small …

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Interview: Emma: Supernatural IMDB Guerilla Advertisement Team

Today, we’re sitting down with Emma, founder of the Supernatural IMDB Guerilla Advertisement Team. This is a group of fans from around the world who have decided to advertise Supernatural on their own before its fifth season starts on September 10.

IFP: Tell us a little about the Supernatural IMDB Guerilla Advertisement Team. How old is it? What was the reason for founding it?

SIGAT: The Supernatural IMDB Guerilla Advertisement Team advertises Supernatural where the CW does not. The

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Review: Supernatural Season One DVD

by Paula R. Stiles

Kripke, Eric, et al. Supernatural Season One [DVD]. Burbank [CA]: Warner Bros., 2006. 936 min. US $49.98/CAN $32.99.


Sam Winchester is just a normal college student: going to Stanford; applying to law school; has good friends, a loving girlfriend…and is just a bit odd. Just a bit of a lone wolf. Then one night, someone breaks into his apartment. It’s his feral older brother, Dean. Sam’s family are professional hunters of the supernatural ever …

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Interview: Supernatural: Jules Wilkinson (SuperWiki)

Today in our Supernatural Week, we talk to Jules Wilkinson, one of the administrators of the online Supernatural fan encyclopedia Supernatural Wiki (SuperWiki):


IFP: Tell us a little about the SuperWiki. What was the reason for founding it?

JW: Super-Wiki began life as the Super-canon – a simple single-author website. It was started by Hope in June 2006 just after season one of Supernatural had aired. Hope initially did everything herself but as the resource expanded Hope teamed …

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