Book Review: WAKING NIGHTMARES by Christopher Golden

WAKING NIGHTMARES by Christopher Golden | ©2011 Ace Mass Market

Writer: Christopher Golden Price: $7.99 Publisher: Ace Mass Market Paperback Original Novelist Christopher Golden began the series collectively known as THE SHADOW SAGA with OF SAINTS AND SHADOWS, published in 1994. There has been a substantial gap between the fourth tome, 2003’s THE GATHERING DARK, and the present. Now Golden has brought forth a new installment, WAKING NIGHTMARES, which should appeal equally to fans of what has come before and readers plunging into this world for the first time. Peter Octavian is a former vampire and current wizard whose successful efforts to save the world have ironically led to a …Read On »

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CD review: THE BLOB original soundtrack (2,000 edition)

THE BLOB original soundtrack | ©2011 La La Land Records

Ahhh, to be back in the synth-driven days of horror scoring, especially covered in red, keyboard goo, voices, dark strings and feverish percussion that accompanies the 1988 BLOB- all placed into an undulating musical mass by Michael Hoenig. Having played with Tangerine Dream, Hoenig’s first synth credit was gracing GALAXY OF TERROR before establishing his own composing chops on such genre cult favorites as MAX HEADROOM, THE WRAITH, THE GATE and I, MADMAN. While THE BLOB’s music seems to be all effectively shapeless stings dribbling tones, and militarism for the true government bio-villains, Hoenig’s score really kicks into gear during …Read On »

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GNOMEO AND JULIET is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

GNOMEO AND JULIET | © 2011 Walt Disney

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES GNOMEO AND JULIET – You’ve seen them in your neighbor’s yard. You’ve looked at them and laughed wondering why anyone would actually have such a thing in their yard. But step into the world of Gnomes and you learn there is much more than we’ve ever thought …Read On »

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I SAW THE DEVIL is one of the Blu-ray and DVD Picks this week

I SAW THE DEVIL Blu-ray | © 2011 Magnet Releasing

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES I SAW THE DEVIL – You gotta hand it to the Koreans. They are making some great films. From THE HOST, to OLD BOY, to I SAW THE DEVIL when they do something right they do it freaking right. Monster movies, revenge action and now serial killer/revenge …Read On »

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Interview: SCREAM 4 star Neve Campbell screams again

Neve Campbell in SCRE4M | ©2011 Dimension Films

There are only a handful of horror movie heroine/survivors that have made it past a couple of movies with their wits and body parts intact. The short list includes Jamie Lee Curtis who starred as Laurie Strode in four of the HALLOWEEN films, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in four ALIEN films and now tying their record is Neve Campbell returning for SCREAM 4 (aka SCRE4M) as heroine Sidney Prescott. Sidney has outlasted and outwitted the elusive Ghost Face killer (and killers) in the previous three movies and in this fourth installment she returns to her hometown of Woodsboro for a …Read On »

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FRINGE Season 4 will likely remain on Friday nights

©2010 Fox | Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season Three - "The Abducted"

While speaking with FRINGE executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman this morning, they admitted that Season 4 of the series will likely remain on Friday nights. “Fox has not officially told us we’re on Friday,” says Pinkner. “We’re assuming we’re on Friday and our pick-up implies they’re happy with us there. They will do all their scheduling things and we’ll continue our storytelling regardless of where we are on the schedule.” Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan us on Facebook at ASSIGNMENTX CLICK HERE to read about FRINGE – Season 4 plans CLICK HERE to read about …Read On »

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Breaking News: FRINGE producers reveal Season 3 finale plans

Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season 3 - "Immortality" | ©2011 Fox /Liane Hentscher

While speaking with FRINGE executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman this morning, they revealed a tiny bit about what the Season 3 finale plans will be. “We have sort of approached each end of season to be the end of story for year and also open up the door and imply and be first taste of what next seasons story telling would be,” says Wyman. “We believe this season finale does that. Hopefully it will be wholly unexpected and recontexualize the story of Season 3 in a way and be mind-blowing.” Wyman does confirm an important character will die, …Read On »

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Breaking News: Could FRINGE be looking for a series end game?

Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble in FRINGE - Season Three | ©2010 Fox/Smallz and Raskind

Could FRINGE be pulling a LOST and charting its end game now? While speaking with FRINGE executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman this morning, they won’t be going the LOST route, but they do have plans for where this is all heading. “I think we have an ending in mind,” says Wyman. “And we’ve said this before. We have this  file folder. There are chapters we can tell to round out that ending and we can drop in to get to that ending that aren’t required for the storytelling to work and be satisfying. One of the advantages to …Read On »

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Breaking News: Some FRINGE Season 4 plans revealed by producers

John Noble in FRINGE - Season 3 - "Subject 13" | ©2011 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Now that Fox has greenlit a fourth season of FRINGE, it was time to find out what exactly that means for the venerable Fox science-fiction series and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman revealed this morning some more tidbits. “We are always percolating ideas for next season, but haven’t formally sat down to talk about them,” says Pinkner. “We’re finishing this season.” As for what will happen with our world and “Over There,” Wyman confirms that storytelling for “Over There” will not be over next year. “It’s not going to end, our plan is to go forward,” says Wyman. …Read On »

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Movie Review: SCRE4M (aka SCREAM 4)

SCREAM 4 final poster | ©2011 Dimension Films

Rating: R Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts,Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marley Shelton Writer: Kevin Williamson Director: Wes Craven Distributor: Dimension Films Release Date: April 15, 2011 It’s been eleven years since Wes Craven delivered the warmed over SCREAM 3 and much has changed with the horror genre (torture porn, remakes of classic 1980s horror) not to mention how we interact socially. We now have Twitter, Facebook, smart phones and a whole plethora of new technology which is ripe for new Ghost Face adventure to utilize in his slashing endeavors. And …Read On »

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