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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

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

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