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EdwardAGrainger
October 26 2014

Tom Sawyer, Detective: Twain’s Other Steamboat Adventure

It was always nuts for Tom Sawyer—a mystery was. If you'd lay out a mystery and a pie before me and him, you wouldn't have to say take your choice; it was a thing that would regulate...
Crime HQ
October 24 2014

(Brain) Food for Worms: Halloween at Criminal Element

Don’t look now, but Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes the one time each year where our morbid obsession with all things scary is celebrated! If you’re looking to...
MichaelNethercott
October 18 2014

Horrific Hijinks: When Abbott and Costello Met Frankenstein

It was recess in St. Mary’s schoolyard. A handful of us boys, all eleven-ish, were discussing the merits of an old film recently re-broadcast on TV. The discussion soon took on the form of...
AngieBarry
October 16 2014

Vasiliy Fet Speaks: Kevin Durand on Working in Genre and The Strain

He may not be a household name but chances are you’ve seen his face before—especially if you’re a fan of horror or sci-fi. Kevin Durand has made a career out of being “that...
AngieBarry
October 15 2014

The 13th Annual Mothman Festival: A Focus on the Unexplained and Mystifying

My phone didn’t have a single bar of reception. Logic said this was because my phone was notoriously unreliable and the forested hills were blocking any nearby towers. But when you’re...
AngieBarry
October 6 2014

The Strain 1.13: Season Finale “The Master”

Looking particularly well following the Master’s visit in last week’s installment, Eldritch Palmer pays a visit to Abraham’s pawn shop. He views everything with a proprietary...
DreamingReviews
September 30 2014

Fresh Meat: The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen is a romatic thriller about the daughter of a mob boss whose visions into people's darkest mark her for death, until a dangerous man helps her bury her identity...
ThomasPluck
September 27 2014

Fresh Meat: Reign of Evil: A SEAL Team 666 Novel by Weston Ochse

Reign of Evil by Weston Ochse is the third paranormal thriller in the SEAL Team 666 series about the military team tasked with handling the world's supernatural threats (available October 7, 2014). The...
AngieBarry
September 22 2014

The Strain 1.11: “The Third Rail”

As a horror series, The Strain has had plenty of tense, disgusting, and squirm-inducing moments. Lots of body horror. Some close calls and near misses. We’ve watched likable characters become...
dvaleris
September 20 2014

Fresh Meat: The Haunting Ballad by Michael Nethercott

The Haunting Ballad by Michael Nethercott is the second supernatural mystery featuring the mismatched crime-solving duo of O'Nelligan and Plunkett (available September 30, 2014). The second...
AngieBarry
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...
MichaelNethercott
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...
AngieBarry
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...
Terrie
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...
AngieBarry
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...
AngieBarry
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,...
MeghanSchuler
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...
MeghanSchuler
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...]
MeghanSchuler
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.08: “Unicorn”

More Olivia backstory! [That's all you get without SPOILERS!]
MeghanSchuler
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...
MeghanSchuler
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...
MeghanSchuler
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...?]
MeghanSchuler
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...]
MeghanSchuler
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...]
MeghanSchuler
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...
MeghanSchuler
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...!]
BrianGreene
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...
nelizadrew
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...