Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.04: Paper Moon


By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Nobody needed to see Kate from “Bitten” again, but she’s back, anyway, and in an episode that’s All About Her.


Recap: Recap of werewolves showing why they are so full of fail. Then we get a little recap of Dean’s demon storyline, with some emphasis on how dark Sam went to “save” Dean and culminating in Castiel telling Dean to take a vacation.

Cut to a biker bar called “Panheads …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.02: Reichenbach


By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Crowley tries to strong-arm Dean into executing a deal for him, while Military Guy uses Sam to track Dean down. This turns out to be a huge mistake on both counts.


Recap: Then recap of last week’s episode, as well as relevant history of Dean’s murder by Metatron, the Mark of Cain, and Castiel’s stolen grace.

Cut to … well, not Now but June 21st, 2003. A kid comes downstairs …

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Column: Retronomicon: Dead In The Water: Grimm 3.04: One Night Stand


By J. Keith Haney


“More and more she grew to love human beings and wished that she could leave the sea and live among them.” – Hans Christian Anderson, “The Little Mermaid”


Recap: The quote above is put against the backdrop of yet more of Portland’s lovely forest area, starting from a tree and panning all the way down to a fallen log by the water. We then fade out and abruptly cut to a bunch of young people singing …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 9.05: Dog Dean Afternoon


By Paula R. Stiles

In keeping with the 12 Days of Christmas (which began on Thursday), I’ll be doing at least 12 Supernatural episode reviews to catch up a bit between now and January 20. Today is number one.


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: When the brothers investigate the death of a taxidermist, Dean takes a shaman’s potion to speak with the only witness – the man’s dog.


Recap: Recap of the season so far, with a weird emphasis …

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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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Column: Retronomicon: The Price of Loyalty: Dracula 1.04: From Darkness To Light


By J. Keith Haney


Recap: We start off with a recap that encompasses Daniel’s suicide, Grayson’s demonstration, the reincarnation angle with Mina and Grayson, Grayson’s continuing frustration with the lack of a solar vaccine, Mina proposing to Jonathan, Lucy’s torch that she’s carrying for Mina, Lady Jane’s nasty vampire-hunting habits, and the death of the Seers. Whew! That’s more action than some series get on thirty episodes, let alone three.

With that out of the way, we open on the …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.01 (Season Premiere): Black


By Paula R. Stiles

If you like these reviews, you can help support us by buying our books and spreading the word about them. We currently have a presale going for our latest collection, The Nickronomicon. Also on sale is our recent sword & sorcery anthology, Sword and Mythos, and Laotian-American Mythos poet Bryan Thao Worra’s collection, Demonstra.


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Newly demonized Dean paints the town red with Crowley, while Sam goes to …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972-73)


Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972-73). Directed by: Various. Starring: Scads of people.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight, in honor of that spookiest of all seasons, Halloween, we’re unearthing not merely a film, but an entire TV series! This is the last of several DVD screeners I got from the Sony Pictures Choice Collection, specializing in titles that have never before been …

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Column: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:05: John Doe


By P.S. Griffin


Summary: Something sickly this way comes – and goes with Abbie’s help, thereby saving Ichabod, Sleepy Hollow, and probably the world. Prithee I bid ye to cast out all sense lest madness take root, gentle viewers.


Recap: We open in the familiar woods of Sleepy Hollow. A dirty boy in ye olde timey garb sees a young girl, suspiciously clean in a white nightie. They are both barefoot. She dares him to try to catch her; he …

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Column: Retronomicon: Bad Taste: Grimm 3.03: A Dish Best Served Cold

By J. Keith Haney


spoilers ahead


‘Tis Death’s Park, where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.


Recap: Every god of war with a bad rep could get behind the little ditty above. Anyway, before we get to that part, we start off with the usual recap of previous events. This highlight reel includes the deceased Frau Pech’s offer to Renard’s inside man for Adalind’s kid; Nick’s unfortunate rampage at the bar; him …

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Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1.04: The Lesser Key of Solomon


By P.S. Griffin


spoilers ahead


Summary: Wherein our heroes learn the name of their horned adversary amidst torture, gunfire, death, a cantankerous family reunion, and Demon Night 2: a Celebration of Modern Dance.


Recap: The episode opens on a flashback to the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Of course Ichabod was involved and not only that – he actually organized it as a diversion, so that he could steal an artifact for General Washington from those super-evil Hessians. …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 9.04: Slumber Party


By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Charlie returns for a Wizard of Oz spoof, just in time to promote the movie’s reissue in 3D.


Recap: Recap of Charlie Sue’s escapades that is obviously meant to be cute and instead reminds me how much I can’t stand her. Ugh. The rest of the recap is about the brothers discovering the Men of Letters bunker.

Cut to … not Now but 1935. In black and white, we see …

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