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Lair of the Beasts: Monstrous Expeditions by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 23, 2013)
Now and again I get asked something along the lines of: “What strange creature, which you haven’t yet searched for, would you like to chase down?” Well, it’s a good question. The world is a very big place and there are a lot of weird beasts out the

ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR Hardcover Announced by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(February 21, 2013)


Lair of the Beasts: A Ghost-Ape Lurks by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 15, 2013)
In her 1883 book, Shropshire Folklore, Charlotte Sophia Burne detailed a deeply curious tale of a bizarre, ghost-like ape encountered near woods surrounding an old stretch of English canal:

Game Of Thrones Season 3: Chaos Preview by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(February 14, 2013)
Sorry Maniacs, that this one is a few days a late. We have not forgotten about the third season of Game of Thrones. Check out this teaser from HBO. The season 3 premiere is on March 31st, 2013. Mania will be bringing you full coverage of each episode.

Incredible Shrinking Man Remake by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(February 13, 2013)
MGM has acquired the right to to Richard Matheson’s classic story “The Shrinking Man”. Their plan is to update the story and bring it to a whole new generation. Matheson originally had his story adapted into the 1957 movie The Incredible Shrinking Ma

Lair of the Beasts: From Bigfoot to Nessie by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 09, 2013)
On December 21, 1977, the U.S. Government’s Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service published a controversial and thought provoking document titled Are We Ready for “Bigfoot” or the Loch Ness Monster? It began in what was most certainly

Tuesday Terrors: House at the End of the Street by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(February 06, 2013)
Welcome back to Tuesday Terrors! This week we’ve got casting news for Dexter Season 8, American Horror Story Season 3, and a ton of other news. We’ve also got reviews of two films and two books!

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters and Secrets by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(February 02, 2013)
In just a couple of short months from now, I’ll have a new book out with New Page Books. Its title: Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals.

Lair of the Beasts: Tusked Thugs on the Loose by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 26, 2013)
The life of a cryptozoologist doesn’t just resolve around quests to find Bigfoot, lake-monsters, the Chupacabras, the Abominable Snowman, or sea-serpents. Sometimes, it involves a search for known animals seen in locations in which they have no business

Book Review: Imagers Battalion by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(January 22, 2013)
L.E. Modesitt, Jr. His name alone makes the promise of engaging adventure, be it of the high fantasy or science fiction variety. As fans following the Imager Portfolio series will readily attest, Modesitt's expert world building is dense, thorough, deep,

Mania Interview: WARREN MURPHY by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(January 22, 2013)
In 1963, two writers, Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir set out to write an action novel. It took them 8 years to finally sell their book but in 1971, Created: The Destroyer was released, introducing the world to Remo Williams and his mentor Chiun, the mast

Lair of the Beasts: Tales of the Chupacabras by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 19, 2013)
Puerto Rico’s Caribbean National Forest, as El Yunque is known, is an amazing sight to behold: almost 30,000 acres in size, and located in the Sierra de Luquillo, which is approximately 40-kilometers southeast of the city of San Juan, it was named after

Lair of the Beasts: A World War Wild Man by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 12, 2013)
Across what used to be Soviet Central Asia, as far west as what are parts of Europe, and as far east as Mongolia, reports have long proliferated of hairy creatures known as Almas or Almasty that seem to be far more akin to men than they do apes; although t

FRINGE: SEPTEMBERS NOTEBOOK THE BISHOP PARADOX by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(January 11, 2013)
Fringe Fans, are you preparing yourself for the end? Only a few more episodes to go and the series will be one for the ages. Rest assured that Warner Brothers is not going to let the series go quietly into the night. Nor will they let you, the die hard fa

Book Review: FARSEED by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(January 10, 2013)
The young adult genre has enjoyed something of a renaissance recently. Film adaptations of hot properties like the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight series have all made money hand over fist at the box office.

Lair of the Beasts: Animals in Warfare by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(January 08, 2013)
History has shown that when war breaks out, and as chaos and carnage rule on high, agencies of government often employ the use of some decidedly novel technologies to try and defeat the enemy. And, more than a few of those same technologies have involved o

Beautiful Creatures TV Spot 1 by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(December 30, 2012)
As it comes with any trailer or property I have my own opinions. Some of which I do share with you here on Mania. Around the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I witnessed the trailer for Beautiful Creatures for the first time. Here is the very

Book Review: Dead Religion by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(December 28, 2012)
Horror novels have a narrow path on which to tread. What works and is popular on screen does not necessarily translate directly to the page. A number of would-be horror novelists have died on the machete of literal transcription. Watching teenagers be torn

Lair of the Beasts: A Mystery Down Under by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 28, 2012)
An undeniably very weird animal in terms of its appearance, the thylacine was a distinctively striped marsupial that looked like a cross between a coyote, a hyena and a tiger. As is typical of marsupials, and as is most famously seen in kangaroos, the crea

Lair of the Beasts: Britains Big Cats by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 14, 2012)
For decades, people all across the United Kingdom - from the cold northern realms of Scotland to the southern-most borders of England – have reported sightings of large cats, very often the size of mountain-lions and equally often completely black in col

10 Things The Hobbit Cannot Screw Up by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Writer
(December 11, 2012)
The new Hobbit arrives Friday, with a slew of expectations and a bumpy production history. We’re all on pins and needles waiting to see if Peter Jackson can recapture the magic of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. There’s a lot riding on this one… and t

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Psychic Kind by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 08, 2012)
For decades, the US Defense intelligence Agency has delved deep into the mysterious worlds of psychic phenomena, extra-sensory perception, and the paranormal powers of the human brain. But, the DIA has also focused on the mind-skills of other living creatu

Lair of the Beasts: In Search of a British Monster by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(December 01, 2012)
The huge forests of the United States are home to Sasquatch. The Abominable Snowman roams the Himalayas. Australia has a similar beast, the Yowie. In China there lurks a giant, bipedal creature called the Yeren. From the Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia stori

Lair of the Beasts: Monster Diary by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 24, 2012)
Anomalist Books have just published a new book from me: Monster Diary: On the Road in Search of Strange and Sinister Creatures. This is the second title of mine they have released on the subject of strange and unknown creatures; the first one was There’s

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters, MIB and Menace by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 17, 2012)
Fredrick William “Ted” Holiday was born in 1920, and was a well-known journalist, angler, crypto-zoologist, and wildlife specialist. Largely prompted by sensational newspaper stories of the early 1930s, Holiday devoted much of his life to investigating