Five Vintage Horror Movies for Halloween

By Orrin Grey

Look, yes, the fact is that I watch horror movies all year round, so saying that Halloween is horror movie season is sort of disingenuous. But there is a difference between October and the rest of the year. Chalk it up to whatever you want; the changing of the weather, the liminal nature of the season, the fact that autumn, as Ian Rogers once rightly pointed out, is the only season that you can’t find going on …

Orrin GreyFive Vintage Horror Movies for Halloween

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 …

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

Column: Retronomicon: Lonely Hearts: Dracula 1.03: Goblin Merchant Men


Recap: We start off with a quick recap of the previous episode. Thankfully, we only get the relevant details, such as Jonathan’s offer, the introduction of the Seers, Lord Laurent’s being made a party of blackmail, Lady Jane’s determination to track down the vampire in London, and Grayson’s reluctance to do more than what he’s doing with Mina.

We then open onto the episode proper with a view of a magnificent dogwood tree in a courtyard, being watered by the …

JHaneyColumn: Retronomicon: Lonely Hearts: Dracula 1.03: Goblin Merchant Men

Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 3.03: The Teens They Are a-Changin’

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Sally feels guilty about Trent’s death. To make up for it, she visits his body in the morgue and encounters his whiny ghost. Attempting to pull a Whoopi-Goldberg-in-Ghost, she tries to get him settled by attending his funeral (with the help of a sympathetic undertaker, Max) and comforting his fiancée. Unfortunately, Trent’s idea of squaring things with his fiancée is having Sally confess that he made out with her. Imagine Trent’s …

Paula R. StilesColumn: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 3.03: The Teens They Are a-Changin’

Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 3.01: It’s a Shame About Ray (season premiere)

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: It’s 15 months after last season’s cliffhanger. Josh and Nora appear to have settled into a quiet life together. Sally is still trapped in Limbo with Stevie and Nick. Aidan is still buried alive, despite an odd hallucinatory dream of the three housemates in their kitchen, with which the episode begins.

Things don’t stay that way for long, nor has there been a status quo under the apparently placid surface. Sally has been …

Paula R. StilesColumn: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 3.01: It’s a Shame About Ray (season premiere)

Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.09: Citizen Fang

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Sam brings in another Hunter, Martin, to track Benny. Things get sticky when Dean finds out and suspicious deaths occur in the town where Benny is staying.

Recap: Quick (40-second) recap of the greatest hits of three guest characters: Martin from “Sam, Interrupted,” Amelia and Benny. We end on Sam smugly declaring that there will be a reckoning with Benny. Yeah…though not quite the one Sam expected. But let’s not …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 8.09: Citizen Fang

Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.05: Blood Brothers

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Dean gets a call to go help Benny with some personal business – of the vampire variety.

Recap: Recap of Amelia, Benny, Castiel, Kevin and his mom.

Cut to Now in Eagle Harbor, Washington, a dock on the waterfront at night on Puget Sound. A man dressed in a pink shirt, sweater and smoking jacket, rather like The Great Gatsby, is walking briskly down the dock when he …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 8.05: Blood Brothers