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Book Review: The One-Eyed Man by Chuck Francisco , Columnist and Critic
(November 05, 2013)
L.E. Modesitt, Jr. is a hard working author, delivering book after book in righteous succession. With The One-Eye Man he takes a brief interlude from his currently running Imager Portfolio series (the previous two books reviewed HERE and HERE),

Book Review: Inside MAD by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 04, 2013)
When I was a kid my brother, who was seven years older, had a box full of dozens MAD Magazines from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s and I must read each one dozens of times. In fact, I had already been reading MAD Magazine for quite some time before

Book Review: Alternative Movie Posters by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(October 31, 2013)
The market for alternative movie posters has transformed into a booming industry, flush with monumental bouts of creativity and encircled by clouds of fluffy admiration. And so the task before author/poster curator Matthew Chojnacki is simultaneously jealo

Star Wars: Frames - Book Trailer by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 23, 2013)
We haven’t done a lot of book news lately here on Mania. With the Holiday Season almost upon us, I thought you Maniacs would like to check out the latest Star Wars book that has arrived. All the details are below as well as video clip on this amazing boo

Mania Terrors: World War Z & Dead in Tombstone Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critc
(October 09, 2013)
Welcome to Mania Terrors! As you no doubt noticed we’ve changed the name of the column from Tuesday Terrors to Mania Terrors for no good reason that we just didn’t want to be tied down to a particular day of the week and we’re looking to bring the c

Hammer to Produce Daylight Gate by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 08, 2013)

Clip: ENDERS GAME - Enders Army by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 07, 2013)
Summit Entertainment has posted a new clip from Ender’s Game. I was initially excited for the film but that excitement subsided when I learned the film was directed by Gavin Hood. You may remember him as the director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hopefull

Beorn: Hobbit 2 First Look by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 06, 2013)
A little bit of news surfaced over the weekend about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It turns out that the first human image of Beorn (played by Mikael Persbrandt) has surfaced. We have seen the character already, as a bear, in promotional images, but

Enders Game IMAX Poster and More by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 03, 2013)
Summit Entertainment has released the official IMAX poster for Ender’s Game. What is really interesting, is the fact that they released 360 panoramas of two battle school sets. Check out the Dragon Army Barracks (top) and Colonel Graff's Command Center (

Tom Clancy Has Passed by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 03, 2013)
The literary world lost a great writer on Wednesday. Tom Clancy, author of “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” died in a Baltimore Hospital, he was 66 years old.

Chronicles of Narnia 4? by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 02, 2013)
It appears that there is no way of keeping The Chronicles of Narnia on the shelf. The C.S. Lewis Company has partnered with The Mark Gordon Company to adapt and produce a live action version of the “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.” This is

Another Potter Spin Off? by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 30, 2013)
Warner Brothers has already announced that there will be a Harry Potter prequel in the works. That project is based on JK Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. That book/ film will feature the adventures of Newt Scamander (read the new

Book Review: The Lost Prince by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(September 30, 2013)
Urban fantasy, a genre which commonly mixes magic into a contemporary cityscape, has been tremendously popular over the last decade. Best epitomized by Jim Butcher's rapid selling Dresden Files series, the genre is rife with talented up and coming authors.

Lair of the Beasts: Dog of the Dead by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 28, 2013)
Practically no fan of all-things of a zombie nature will need telling how dangerous and deadly the heads of the walking or running dead are. Not only is the zombie capable of inflicting a devastating, infectious bite when its head is attached to its body,

The Giver Cast Update by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 26, 2013)
Katie Holmes has been cast in The Giver. She will join Glenn Close, Brenton Thwaites, and Jeff Bridges. The film is being adapted from the book “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. The film will be directed by Phillip Noyce. If you haven’t read the book, we he

Lair of the Beasts: The Real Night of the Living Dead by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 22, 2013)
Today, it is, beyond any shadow of doubt, the spookiest and most chillingly atmospheric night of the year. It is Halloween. It’s the one night of the year when kids, all across the world, dress up as ghosts, skeletons, witches, and zombies, and knock on

The Dark Tower Update by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 18, 2013)
In August of 2012 Entertainment Weekly reported that the Stephen King adaptation of The Dark Tower was not going to make it to the big screen (see article). On September 17th, Empire Magazine had an exclusive story that The Dark Tower is alive and well. He

Top 5 Sleepy Hollow Adaptations by Tim Janson, Columnista nd Critic
(September 15, 2013)
Fox’s Sleepy Hollow debuts Monday, September 16, offering a fresh take on Washington Irving’s legendary short story. In the nearly 200 years since it was first published, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has been adapted numerous times into film, TV, anima

Lair of the Beasts: Sasquatch and Space-Aliens by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 14, 2013)
It’s the dirty little secret of monster-hunters just about here, there and everywhere. It’s the one aspect of the subject that Bigfoot-seekers prefer to ignore. And it’s the angle that most people who indulge in studying bizarre creatures are happy t

New Potter Franchise by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 12, 2013)
Warner Brothers has announced that they are not through with the Harry Potter Universe. This morning J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers announced plans to adapt the text book: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” into a cinematic adventure. The fil

2nd Mysterious JJ Abrams Trailer by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 10, 2013)
Remember the mysterious JJ Abrams trailer that had the internet buzzing a couple of weeks ago. Well they have finally released another trailer, with more details, and revealed what the project is. Check out the trailer below to see if it s a movie, a TV se

HIGH MOON: First 4 Minutes by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 08, 2013)

Lair of the Beasts: A Carnival of Monsters by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 07, 2013)
Born and still living in the West Midlands, England, Karl P.N. Shuker graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in pure zoology, and from the University of Birmingham with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in zoology and

McKellen to Play Holmes by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 06, 2013)
Sir Ian Mckellen will add yet another icon to cast of characters he has portrayed. Screendaily has reported that Icon, See-Saw, FilmNation, Anne Carey, BBC Films will produce a feature about Sherlock Holmes coming out of retirement. Check out the plot belo

Book Review: Ghosts Know by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(September 05, 2013)
Ramsey Campbell has fashioned a name for himself among fans of horror fiction, opening up shop as the go to spot for unsettlingly frightening prose. His novel The Last Voice They Hear was so unsettling that it prompted me to turn all of the lights in the h