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A History of Epic Fantasy - Part 4

In any discussion of the development of epic fantasy one work looms over the rest to such a titanic extent that, for years, the subgenre was often said to consist of just it and a few pale imitators: The Lord of the Rings. That perception has changed over the last two decades, but it remains the most important book in the development of the field. Show More Summary

Until Dawn (2015)

3 days agoGenres / Horror : Final Girl

It can be a hard knock life out there for a console-tied horror lovin' gamer like me. Sure, there are classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, but there is room in my heart for more. However, in recent years horror games have generally...Show More Summary

[TV Review] ‘Scream’ Episode 1.09: “The Dance”

Tonight’s episode of Scream was directed by Ti West, although you probably wouldn’t know that just from watching the episode. I’m a huge Ti West fan, so it was a little disappointing to not see him put much of a stamp on the episode. That being said, it was a decent episode of Scream with enough forward momentum to […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve fallen for a TV show this hard. Steven Universe, now in its second...

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (Reviewed by Will Byrnes)

Official Author WebsitePre-order Pretty Girls HERERead an excerpt HEREListen to audio interview of Karin Slaughter with Steve WhiteOVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: "The world stops for you when you’re pretty. That’s why women spend billions on crap for their faces. Show More Summary

Scream Factory To Release Giallo-Esque ‘The Editor’

Scream Factory has announced that they will be releasing the giallo-esque film The Editor on September 8th. Below is a trailer that simply oozes with everything one could want from such a film: gorgeous visuals, heavy usage of color, bad dubbing, and what sounds like a very catchy synth score. Direct from the official press […]

“Victor Frankenstein” Trailer Released

Twentieth Century Fox has released the trailer of James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in Victor Frankenstein.  With a personal introduction by McAvoy and Radcliffe, the YouTube trailer shows high drama and intense special effects.  Igor...Show More Summary

How you see color may change with the seasons.

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How you see color may change with the seasons. Researchers reporting in this week’s issue of Current Biology found people surveyed in summer tended to perceive shorter, greener wavelengths of yellow as “purer” (i.e. none more yellow) than they did in winter, when they favored longer, redder wavelengths of yellow. [Current Biology via Discover] Read more...

New trailer for SATELLITE REIGN

5 Lives Studios have revealed a launch trailer for their tactical cyberpunk game Satellite Reign. Satellite Reign is a "spiritual successor" to the classic Bullfrog games Syndicate and Syndicate Wars, created by some of the same personnel. Show More Summary

Strange As it Seems!

Mary Shelley’s own story of having first imagined Frankensteinas a waking dream became a pop culture anecdote, endlessly repeated. Here, in a cartoon panel from March 1950, a generic Mary tosses around in a Forties hairdo and negligee, dreaming up the plot “for the amusement of friends”. Show More Summary

Countdown To ‘Kill Sister, Kill’ In NYC

After our previous post about the Nunspoitation stage show earlier this month, The New York Times has picked up on ‘Kill Sister, Kill’ and included it on their Top 10 To Watch!  As well as giving props to the production they also unearthed a teaser trailer from the Toronto dates. Promotional materials for the musical […]

Vampire Mockumentary ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Is Getting a Sequel!

Before I saw It Follows, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s mockumentary What We Do In the Shadows (read our review) was a shoe-in for horror film of the year. The film follows an endearingly unhip quartet of vampires, and was winner of the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award. For good reason. […]

Ticket Sales Coming for “Cursed Child” Play

This week, Max Weitzenhoffer, co-owner of the Palace Theatre in London, gave a low-key interview to Oklahoma television’s Parties Extra!  Weitzenhoffer talked about his theater’s latest project, the much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. In the course of the interview, Weitzenhoffer revealed that tickets to the play will go on sale in October. more!

“Riftworld Chronicles”: Laura Perlmutter and Erin Karpluk

This week, it's all about melding comedy and fantasy. First up, Laura Perlmutter, producer for "Riftworld Chronicles" talks about how the short film "The Portal" grew into the webseries, what it took to get to the 8 episodes of Season...Show More Summary

On sale today: John Scalzi's The End of All Things

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Making Light

On sale today in hardcover and ebook in North America, and on August 13 in trade paperback and ebook...

Marvel's Shattered Empire Picks Up Right Where Return Of The Jedi Ended

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As September gets closer with the beginning of the “Journey to Force Awakens ”, we’re getting more of an idea of Disney’s post-Return of the Jedi world. One of the first tastes will be Marvel’s Shattered Empire comic series, which introduces new heroes—and picks up the Star Wars story literally mid-Yub Nub. Read more...

The Deep Influence of the A-Bomb on Anime and Manga

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At the end of Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian Japanese anime film Akira, a throbbing, white mass begins to envelop Neo-Tokyo. Eventually, its swirling winds engulf the metropolis, swallowing it whole and leaving a skeleton of a city in its wake. Read more...

A Norwegian Nun Prays For Help Funding Her Hellish Habit

With ‘Kill Sister, Kill‘ hitting the stage in NYC this month it seems we are in the midst of a nasty nun revival.  ‘Sister Hell‘ is the latest penguin toned terror to escape the convent. «Sister Hell» is a short film about a reclusive nun who is tempted to leave the monastery. Her dream is […]

Geek Talk: William Shatner Presents “Chaos on the Bridge”

In this special episode, Tim Callender, Jill Heller and Jackie Zwirn join Summer to talk about William Shatner's "Chaos on the Bridge: The Untold Story Behind Star Trek's Next Generation". This documentary only runs about 59 minutes,...Show More Summary

‘Blood Feast’ Remake Requests Your Presence At The Dinner Table

After making their dinner plans public last month Gundo Entertainment have added two final guests to their modernized Egyptian meal.  Aussie beauty Sophie Monk (last seen in 80’s styled slasher The Hills Run Red) rounds out the cast as Penny.  With Margot Robbie storming Hollywood, in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ & forthcoming ‘Suicide Squad’, […]

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