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AngieBarry
February 8 2016

Believe the Lie: Looking Back at Season Five of The X-Files

MULDER: Well, maybe you don't know what you're looking for. SCULLY: Like evidence of conjury or the black arts? Or shamanism, divination, Wicca, or any kind of pagan or neo-pagan...
AngieBarry
February 3 2016

The X-Files 10.03: “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”

MULDER: So we're looking for a man-sized horned lizard—with human teeth! SCULLY: *stare* MULDER: ...Sounds a bit silly, doesn't it? I can die happy now. I...
AngieBarry
February 1 2016

Apology Is Policy: Looking Back at Season Four of The X-Files

MULDER: A growth? SCULLY: A tumor. You're the only one I've called. MULDER: ...But it's treatable? SCULLY: The truth is that the type and placement of the tumor...
AngieBarry
January 27 2016

The X-Files 10.02: “Founder’s Mutation”

SCULLY: It could be dangerous. MULDER: *scoffs* When has that ever stopped us before? Ever get a ringing in your ears? Has it ever been bad enough that you contemplated using...
AngieBarry
January 26 2016

Deny Everything: Looking Back at Season Three of The X-Files

MULDER: I was dead, but now I'm back! Oh, Mulder—always the flair for the dramatic. That's why we love you. Well, that—and your floofy hair, devotion to Scully,...
AngieBarry
January 26 2016

The X-Files 10.01: “My Struggle”

TAD O'MALLEY: What Bill O'Reilly knows about the truth could fill an eyedropper. Men in black. Roswell. Government conspiracies. The X-Files is back. When last we saw...
AngieBarry
January 24 2016

Trust No One: Looking Back at Season Two of The X-Files

SCULLY: ...And you're worried that for all these years you've been seeing elves? MULDER: In my case, little green men. The X-Files are no more. Agent Fox Mulder (David...
AngieBarry
January 23 2016

I Want to Believe: Looking Back at Season One of The X-Files

SCULLY: Agent Mulder, I'm Dana Scully. I've been assigned to work with you. MULDER: Oh really? I was under the impression you were sent here to spy on me. And the rest,...
Scott.Adlerberg
January 4 2016

The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn

In the late 1960s, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, the most popular science fiction writers in Russia, decided to write a mystery novel. The Dead Mountaineer's Inn was published in 1970,...
ChristopherGolden
November 4 2015

Christopher Golden and Josh Boone Talk The Stand and The Fault in Our Stars

  In celebration of the release of my new horror novel, Dead Ringers, I reached out to some of my favorite filmmakers to talk about our mutual love of the genre, formative influences,...
CorrinaLawson
October 16 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.05: “Lion’s Den”

Quick cuts between multiple plotlines seems to be one of the trends in episodic television, the theory being that viewers might forgot about one of the main cast members if they’re ignored...
CorrinaLawson
October 9 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.04: “The Needs of the Many”

The visual of humans being hooked into part of some machine has become cliché. How do I know this? Because the Heroes Reborn scene last night immediately reminded me of similar scenes in...
MeghanHarker
October 8 2015

American Horror Story: Hotel Season Premiere: 5.01 “Checking In”

Ah, October already! Fall is in the air: the leaves are changing, pumpkin spice is taking over the world, and bodies are being stuffed under beds. American Horror Story is once again painting Halloween...
CToohey
August 28 2015

TBR Confessions: Fat Bob, Foxgloves, and Deadly Ghosts

My TBR Confessions include a smoking beagle, a wizard cop, and “ghosts” who aren't by Stephen Dobyns, Ben Aaronovitch, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. CURRENTLY READING: Is Fat Bob Dead...
AngieBarry
August 14 2015

The Monstrous Feminine: Women and Horror, Part 3

“Get away from her, you bitch!” — Ellen Ripley (Aliens) DON'T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE Being a mom is a full-time, lifetime, really difficult job even in the...
AngieBarry
August 12 2015

The Monstrous Feminine: Women and Horror, Part 1

“It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out—and come back for more.” — Bela Lugosi Being a woman...
AngieBarry
July 13 2015

Infecting the Infected: What’s to Come on The Strain Season 2

When we last saw Dr. Eph Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his rag-tag team of vampire hunters — young son Zach (Max Charles), lover and fellow CDC coworker Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro), vampire...
AngieBarry
June 16 2015

Fresh Meat: The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells

The Devil's Only Friend by Dan Wells is the 4th paranormal thriller featuring a teenaged sociopath who fights demons for the government (available June 16, 2015). John Wayne Cleaver is a teenaged...
Kattomic
June 7 2015

Fresh Meat: The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle

The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwhistle is the 2nd book in the Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle where the author sets out to solve an ill-fated assassination (available June...
LeighNeely
April 25 2015

Fresh Meat: Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

Day Shift by Charlaine Harris transports readers back to the dusty town of Midnight, Texas, where all sorts of paranormal happenings occur in this second book in the trilogy (available May 5, 2015). Midnight,...
Tonilpkelner
April 24 2015

From the Bleeding Heart of Fandom: A Buffy Confab with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L. P. Kelner

This fannish confab about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L.P. Kelner, is gleefully offered in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Mystery Writers of...
AngieBarry
April 13 2015

Under the Radar: Genre Movies You May Have Missed — The Faculty

Start with The Breakfast Club formula—a preppy popular girl, a jock, the burn-out/bad boy, the new girl, the geek, the goth—and throw in the body horror of parasitic aliens. Stir in...
BrianGreene
March 31 2015

The Obscure, Peculiar, and Clairvoyant Black Rainbow

I first watched the 1989 film Black Rainbow a few years ago, and I took an interest in the movie for three reasons: 1. It was directed by Mike Hodges. Hodges is the auteur behind what are, to me, two...
AngieBarry
March 22 2015

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed — Attack the Block

Why is it that aliens always invade New York? Or Los Angeles? How come it’s always the Americans taking on extraterrestrial threats, armed with big guns, ripped shirts, and catchy one-liners? Gotta...
AngieBarry
March 9 2015

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed — The Gift

This installment of Under the Radar spotlights a film in one of my favorite subgenres: southern gothic. While there are many books out there to scratch the southern gothic itch—Flannery O’Connor...
CrimeHQ
January 23 2015

The X Files to Return? The Truth Is Out There

We've already discussed the upcoming return of Twin Peaks (for which we can't talke all the credit), and now you can (hopefully) add The X-Files to the list of sci-fi rebirths! After appearing...
MeghanHarker
January 22 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.13: Season Finale “Curtain Call”

“Audiences want a new type of freak. Something different,” Dandy proclaimed. The season finale of Freak Show was not exactly different from its sister incarnations, but we did get some...
MeghanHarker
January 15 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.12: “Show Stoppers”

“Show Stoppers” is the perfect name for this second-to-last episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. I think my wish from last week was granted. If you haven't caught up with...
MeghanHarker
December 11 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.09: “Tupperware Party Massacre”

Man, this show is sure fond of massacres. I wish I could scoop up all the good bits of this episode and keep them fresh in the fridge, ready to reheat when things get stale. I don’t think...
MeghanHarker
December 5 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.08: “Blood Bath”

Welcome back to the Freak Show! I hope you dames and gents had a lovely break to spend time with your own caravan of carnies. To recap a show like this, blood must be spilled along with SPOILERS....