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September 8 2014

The Strain 1.09: “The Disappeared”

After the fraught stand-off of last week’s episode, “The Disappeared” gives us a little breathing space—after the opening scene, that is, when little Zach arrives home to...
September 4 2014

The Turn of the Screw: A Gothic Whatdunit

Disturbing specter or spectral delusion? Predatory phantom or primitive fear? Dead face at the window or live madness in the mind’s eye? It’s for you to decide… In 1898, as the...
September 3 2014

The Strain 1.08: “Creatures of the Night”

“Creatures of the Night” picks up where last week left off, with Eph and Co. recovering from their confrontation with Eichhorst. When Abraham confirms that the strigoi cannot stand...
August 28 2014

Fresh Meat: The Skeleton Takes a Bow by Leigh Perry

The Skeleton Takes a Bow by Leigh Perry is the second humorous cozy mystery int he Family Skeleton series about a seemingly normal family with a literal skeleton, not in the closet, but in the attic...
August 25 2014

The Strain 1.07: “For Services Rendered”

“For Services Rendered” kicks off on an eerie note: Joan Luss’s husband (who looks remarkably like a Cylon from the Battlestar Galactica reboot) arrives at his country club to...
August 18 2014

The Strain 1.06: “Occultation”

After five episodes of build-up, we’ve finally reached the “Occultation”: the day of the eclipse. And when you’ve got creatures of the night taking New York City by storm,...
August 11 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.10: Season Finale “Demons and the Dogstar”

Season 2 is at its end. This is the finale, and I’m hoping it’s a good one. You get one more spoiler warning, guys! You know what? I love the music in this show. [Music that moves...
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.09: “Tintypes”

This is it! Second to last episode! Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! What are you expecting to go down as we near the end of Season 2? [So many possibilities, so little time left...]
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.08: “Unicorn”

More Olivia backstory! [That's all you get without SPOILERS!]
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.07: “Lost Generation”

Before I go on with commentary, I have to say at this point, we're coming down to the wire, which means I might have to mention more plot-points and turns. You’ve been warned. Editor's...
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.06: “Such Dire Stuff”

I wasn’t wrong about Roman (Bill Skarsgård) being willing to do anything. Gene therapy? Look at all those needles. I’m terrified on Roman’s behalf. [And still, we go...
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.05: “Hemlock Diego’s Policy Player’s Dream Book”

Okay, sometimes I just don’t get the titles for these episodes, but below the jump is the scene I’ve been looking forward to since we caught a glimpse of it in the trailer. [You, too...?]
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.04: “Bodily Fluids”

Bodies in the woods! I think the moral of the story is that you should never, ever go into the woods in Hemlock Grove. There’s a lot of bad stuff lurking therein. [And herein, below the jump...]
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.03: “Luna Rea”

What? WHAT?! Okay, stop and rewind! She’s not dead?! [You've got to jump to find out who...]
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.02: “Gone Sis”

Hemlock Grove has a history of bloody, gory intros and so far, it’s not slacking on upholding that tradition. Read more about the weekend's binge watch schedule. [Roman's having...
Crime HQ
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove, Season 2: Binge Watch with Us All Weekend Long!

Are you ready to devour all ten episodes of the second season of Hemlock Grove, produced by Eli Roth, based upon the novel by Brian McGreevy? We sure hope you are, because we're going to watch...
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.01: “Blood Pressure”

It just wouldn’t be a new season of Hemlock Grove without the premiere of a weird and grisly murder. Read more about the weekend's binge watch schedule. [Here we go...!]
July 24 2014

Erotic, Gothic, Belgian Vampires: Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Atmosphere is such an important aspect of movies. I’ve never attempted to make a film, so I can’t intelligently discuss the techniques involved in pulling off this vital part of the...
June 11 2014

Fresh Meat: Bliss House by Laura Benedict

Bliss House by Laura Benedict focuses on a historic Virginia house built in 1887, and despite its blood-stained and mysterious past, it remains alive and vibrant (available June 15, 2014). Bliss...
May 2 2014

Reviving the Mockumentary: Trailer for What We Do in the Shadows

The trailer for What We Do in the Shadows starts off like the same trailer we see every three months: a dramatic musical buildup in a strategically-darkened, run-down house that ends with a haunting...
April 29 2014

Fresh Meat: XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson

XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson is a futuristic paranormal thriller about a unique young man with high-tech characteristics, who will find himself pursued by the world-enslaving Masters as well as masses of...
April 18 2014

Fresh Meat: The Furies by Mark Alpert

The Furies, a thriller by Mark Alpert, introduces us to a family like any other, with the exception of a genetic mutation that they've been forced to hide from the world for hundreds of years (available...
Corrina Lawson
April 7 2014

Sherlock Holmes’ Odder Fodder Part 2

With the publication of A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle kicked off a Sherlock Holmes phenomenon that has yet to abate. Sherlock and Elementary are just the latest in a long list of “reinventions”...
February 18 2014

Fresh Meat: Runner by Patrick Lee

Runner by Patrick Lee is the thriller debut of Sam Dryden,  retired special forces, tasked with protecting a powerful young girl from the evil clutches of the government (available February 18,...
Crime HQ
January 21 2014

New Study: Do Murdered Ghosts Suffer Post-Mortem PTSD?

Let the science speak for itself, even if it's rapping in closets or chilling attic corners. From the Australian Journal of Parapsychology (Vol. 13, Issue 1, June, 2013) “Psychological phenomena...
Crime HQ
December 17 2013

Now Win This!: Cold Deeds Sweepstakes

In every era and around the world, cold hearts lead to cold deeds. Whether historical, international, procedural, or supernatural, this sweepstakes for five new crime novels has guaranteed chills! Click...
December 17 2013

Holiday Havoc: 5 Warped, Weird, & Wonderful Christmas Graphic Novels

Christmas is a time where an overweight immortal man pilots a sleigh of flying reindeer across the globe, an angel shows a suicidal man the impact he’s had on the world, and spectral entities...
November 25 2013

Fresh Meat: Hostage by Kay Hooper

Hostage by Kay Hooper is the sequel to 2012's Haven, featuring Bishop and the Special Crimes Unit, using psychic gifts to hunt a dangerously unstable felon through the Appalachian wilderness (available...
November 25 2013

Fresh Meat: City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte

The City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte is the second adventurous mystery set in  a Europe where magic, science, and alchemy are all valid. In it, musicologist Sarah Weston and her friends—drunken...
November 8 2013

Rock Meet Ochse: SEAL Team 666 Heading to the Big Screen

It looks like one of Crime HQ's own is heading to the movies, well, his characters are anyway.  Weston Ochse's SEAL Team 666, a paranormal military thriller, has been optioned for...