Review: Bad Blood

By Sarah Hans

Wendig, Chuck. Bad Blood. Abbadon Books: May 3, 2012. USD $3.49. ISBN: 9781849973571; 1849973571.

Bad Blood is the novella-length sequel to Chuck Wendig’s novel, Double Dead, the story of a vampire in the zombie apocalypse. Because it’s a sequel, this review contains some spoilers for Double Dead.

Bad Blood picks up not long after the events in Double Dead. Badass vampire Coburn has made his way to San Francisco in the hopes of …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.01: We Need to Talk About Kevin

By Paula R. Stiles

Our latest issue of Innsmouth Magazine comes out on October 15, but if you’re impatient, you can buy it now on Kindle. Or you can even get a full subscription for a year. Get some awesome fiction and help keep us afloat in one fell swoop.

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Dean’s back from Purgatory with a hot new toy and a scary new friend. Sam’s back from surburbia with a new girlfriend. Kevin’s …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 8.01: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Planet of the Vampires (1965)

By Orrin Grey

Planet of the Vampires (1965) Directed by: Mario Bava Starring: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Angel Aranda.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where, every month, we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires, a movie that’s probably most famous for having supposedly inspired Alien, although both Ridley Scott and Alien scribe Dan O’Bannon claim to have never seen it at …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Dracula World Order

By Lyndsey Holder

Brill, Ian. Dracula World Order: The Beginning. May 2012.

I’ll say one thing for vampires: They’re certainly a busy bunch. They populate every possible fictional avenue, worming their way into urban legends for good measure. There’s hardly a space real or imaginary that has never had a fang in it at one point or another. Their abilities, traits and physical characteristics are as varied as the backgrounds from which they come – vampires evolve as quickly …

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Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 1.20: Dead Man’s Blood

By Paula R. Stiles

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Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.07: Fresh Blood

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Sam’s old enemy, Gordon Walker, comes after Sam, and Dean decides to go on a suicide run to take Gordon out, once and for all.

Recap: Recap of Gordon stuff, which is good, and annoying Bela stuff, which isn’t. The teaser starts and it’s night. Bela the alleged master thief (who is never shown stealing anything onscreen) is going to her car in some remote location with her usual smug …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 7.22: There Will Be Blood

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: The brothers embark on a quest to find three blood-related items to complete a weapon that can kill the Leviathans.

Recap: Recap of the Alphas, the Leviathans, and Kevin the Prophet. Moving on to an incredibly dull interview for a business show between some nitwit and Dick Roman. It lasts over a minute and feels more like five. In it, we find out that Dick has bought out Sucrocorps (We …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 7.22: There Will Be Blood

Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.13: It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To (season finale)

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Josh tries to go to Julia’s funeral in Ithaca, but is stopped by her friend, Emily, who explains that Julia’s family and friends will want to blame him. Emily tells Josh it’s not his fault, though Josh, knowing his wolfing out caused Julia to step back into the path of the car, feels differently. His brooding is interrupted by a call from the hospital – it turns out that Nora had got her …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.13: It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To (season finale)

Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.12: Partial Eclipse of the Heart

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Josh keeps remembering what Nora said last week about curing himself by killing his sire, Ray. He has nightmares of being killed by Ray in the woods with Heggeman’s gun and wakes up next to Julia. But then he finds Ray and discovers he’s no longer homeless. Ray has shacked up with a woman and kid. Ray also welcomes him back with open arms, after moping about Josh’s previous rejection of him. Already …

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.11: Don’t Fear the Scott

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Josh decides to reconnect with drippy Julia. This involves a double date and dinner at the house with Aidan and Suren, while Sally invisibly (to Julia) chaperones. This results in a hilarious dinner in which three of the female characters – a vampire, a human and a ghost – are in the same room and interacting. Suren has a good time baiting Julia, who remains clueless about the supernatural and is mad at …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.11: Don’t Fear the Scott

Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.10: Dream Reaper

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: A comatose Sally is living in her own dream world, where her Reaper self is her perfect boyfriend (named ‘Scott’). She has a nice job, a great relationship with her mother, and classy clothes (instead of the usual PJs and sweater) with a great haircut. Even the house is all done up in a new, grey decor. But she has a flash of reality when she sees a reflection of Josh in the …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.10: Dream Reaper

Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.09: When I Think About You I Shred Myself

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Aidan arrives at the house with a skinned Henry and gets Josh to invite him in. Once there, he glamours some prostitutes(?) into coming to a “party” and seeing Henry as a handsome young man so that he can feed on them and heal. Things get creepy, though, when the glamour on one of them slips and she freaks out. Then the other one wakes up and, while Aidan accidentally kills one girl …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.09: When I Think About You I Shred Myself