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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

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

Abrams Westworld for HBO by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 31, 2013)
It seems as if there is no rest for J.J. Abrams. HBO has just committed to a pilot based on Michael Crichton 1973 film with the same name.

Lair of the Beasts: Night of the Living Dead Birds by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 31, 2013)
As someone who researches, goes out and investigates, and writes about strange creatures, I’m constantly receiving weird stories. Sometimes those stories relate to definitively unknown animals, such as Bigfoot or the Abominable Snowman. On occasion, the

Book Review: The World of the End by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(August 27, 2013)
Have you ever consumed media which was of obvious quality or value, but which simply did not land in your wheelhouse? Such was my affliction with The World of the End, a novel first arriving on the scene in 2004, but which has only been released in English

1st Divergent Trailer by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 26, 2013)
Is this the next Hunger Games? Check out the first trailer for Divergent. This trailer premiered during the MTV Video Music Awards.

Lair of the Beasts: A Famous Movie Monster by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 24, 2013)
Now and again I’m asked what my favorite monster-movie is. In conversation, people often assume it’s something like the original version of King Kong, or perhaps Godzilla, or, maybe, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Well, it’s none of those. Nor,

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of the USA by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 17, 2013)
Several years ago, Stackpole Books (of Mechanicsburg, PA) embarked upon an ambitious project. It was one designed to produce a series of books that would chronicle the most credible and famous reports of strange creatures from each and every U.S. state.

Tuesday Terrors: Evil Dead and Under the Bed Reviews by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(August 13, 2013)
It’s time again for your Mania dose of horror with Tuesday Terrors with lots of new trailers, news about a TV show based on the Exorcist, and a review of Evil Dead and much more.

Lair of the Beasts: Lovecraft Comes to Life by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 09, 2013)
Imagine, if you dare, a real-life equivalent of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous and legendary creation: the great Cthulhu. In the dark and disturbing pages of The Call of Cthulhu, Lovecraft gave a hideous description of the ominous nightmare.

Lair of the Beasts: A Texan Terror by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(August 03, 2013)
Paradise is a small town, situated not too far from the sprawling city of Fort Worth, Texas. It’s dominated by isolated homes, thick and somewhat mysterious woods, sprawling fields, numerous cows, and not much more at all. Aside from a killer-werewolf, t

Book Review: Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman by Kimberly McCall, Contibuting Writer
(August 02, 2013)
I am always excited to flip through a behind the scenes book on the creative process of a movie. Make that a book about the new Superman movie and my attention is doubled. I dove into Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman by Daniel Wallace w

Lair of the Beasts: When Size Matters by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 27, 2013)
When is a monster not a monster? Well, I’ll tell you: when it’s a monster-sized animal. Within the field of Cryptozoology, when someone uses the term “monster” they are usually referring to a creature of definitively unknown origin and identificati

Catching Fire Comic Con 2013 Trailer by RObert T. Trate, News Editor
(July 20, 2013)
Here is the 2013 Comic Con Trailer for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. It is a better look at what is in store for Katniss’ return to the Hunger Games.

Book Review: The Goliath Stone by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(July 20, 2013)
hen I was a young boy there was a dangerously wondrous unknown. It was a phenomenon whose properties weren't completely understood, and thus its potential was exaggerated in a number of conflicting ways. I'm referring of course to radiation, with its amazi

Lair of the Beasts: Defining Cryptozoology by Nick Refern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 20, 2013)
So, Cryptozoology is the study of unknown animals, right? Yep, that’s right! Although, it’s important to note – and I always stress this to people – that it’s not an official “ology.” In other words, it’s not a recognized field in which one

Lair of the Beasts: The Monsters of Staffordshire by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 13, 2013)
When Jonathan Downes, the head-honcho of the British–based Center for Fortean Zoology, asked me, via a transatlantic telephone-call late one cold and icy winter’s night in 2007, if I would be interested in writing a book for his Mystery Animals of the

Book Review: Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters by Kimberly McCall, Contributing Writer
(July 11, 2013)
The larger than life trailer for Pacific Rim in no way set it apart from every other summer blockbuster showing off its digital wingspan. What is drawing me to this film is the name, Guillermo del Toro. That name, to me, means a filmmaker with extraordinar

Tuesday Terrors: Tons of Walking Dead Toy Action by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(July 09, 2013)
Diamond Select to offer SDCC Exclusive Walking Dead Minimates set. This year's Comic-Con exclusive Walking Dead Minimates box set is titled Hershel's Farm, and it includes four different Minimates based on the famous farmhouse story arc.

del Toro for Slaughterhouse-Five? by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(July 08, 2013)
It looks as if this was part of the deal in getting the Pacific Rim made at Universal. Guillermo del Toro want to produce a new film based on Kurt Vonnegut’s original novel, “Slaughterhouse-Five”. Del Toro wants Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Book Review: Requiem by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(July 08, 2013)
Reading a book functions similarly to a trip to the amusement park. Some works of literature are like The Graviton, following one narrator and providing a consistent voice no matter which seat is selected. Since each spot offers the same level of adventure

Lair of the Beasts: Inventing Lake Monsters by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(July 06, 2013)
Is it possible that at least some tales of lake monsters are not all that they initially appear to be? In fact, might they actually be the results of rumors spread by military agencies – rumors designed to deflect interest away from far more down to eart

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