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 …

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

Review: The Event 1.20: One Will Live, One Will Die

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“There is a moment of difficulty and danger at which flattery and falsehood can no longer deceive, and simplicity itself can no longer be misled.” – Letters of Junius, No. 35, delivered to the Printer of the Public Advertiser, December 19, 1769.

We pick up with the search party finding the grieving Leila and the corpse Michael. Carlos confirms Michael’s status as a dead man. Sophia turns away for …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.20: One Will Live, One Will Die

Review: The Walking Dead 1.01: Days Gone Bye

By Paula R. Stiles

Recap: State patrolman Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) gets shot at the end of a wild car chase. He wakes up later in the hospital, feverish and abandoned. The hospital has been abandoned, with blood and the odd half-devoured body lying around. After he escapes and starts wandering around the neighbourhood, he finds himself trying to evade walking – and crawling – dead. Morgan (Lennie James) and his son, whose wife/mother is one of the zombies wandering …

Paula R. StilesReview: The Walking Dead 1.01: Days Gone Bye

Review: Supernatural: “Saving People, Hunting Things”, special issue in the journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”

By Paula R. Stiles

Tosenberger, Catherine, ed. “Saving People, Hunting Things” in Transformative Works and Cultures. Vol. 4 (2010).

This is a special issue in the sociology journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”, which examines fandoms of television shows. It consists of an Editorial, a Praxis (theoretical) section, a “Symposium” section which appears to be a collection of articles by fans, a section of interviews of tie-in authors and fansite administrators, and one of reviews of tie-in works and works …

IFPReview: Supernatural: “Saving People, Hunting Things”, special issue in the journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

This week, we’re beginning a new column reporting and discussing any upcoming spoilers for the three main shows we’ve been reviewing (if we start reviewing other shows, or we get spoilers for ones we’ve reviewed in the past – like Life after People – we’ll put ’em here, too). Those three currently are: V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, with spoilers being listed in order of the shows’ appearance on the weekly schedule.

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

Review: V 1.02: “There is No Normal”

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This review contains spoilers.

I want to begin this review by talking about technology. The second episode of V shows us a bit more about the kind of gadgets aliens use when they are plotting world domination: the sphere from Phantasm (1979), phone interception technology, torture via telepathic hallucination and a virtual wardrobe. Of these four, the last one is the most convincing.

The spiky sphere sucks. Sure, it shoots laser beams, but its camera resolution is …

IFPReview: V 1.02: “There is No Normal”