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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

(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: 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

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

ElfQuest Returns by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(November 12, 2012)
Does anyone else remember ElfQuest? The comic book series is about to return. Here is the official press release its future...

Lair of the Beasts: Creatures and a Conference by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(November 10, 2012)
It’s true to say that I have pursued reports of Bigfoot, and other mysterious, hairy, man-like beasts just about here, there and everywhere. But, only once have I chased the creature while I was actually speaking at a conference! Yep, evidently, when you

Top 5 Conan Stories for King Conan by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 02, 2012)
When it was announced recently that Arnold Schwarzeneggar would be returning to play Conan the Barbarian, the role that made him a star thirty years ago, it was met with a fair amount of derision and outrage from film fans.  “He’s too old to play Cona

Cusack for Cell by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(November 01, 2012)
Stephen King has made an official announcement that he and Adam Alleca (writer of Last House on the Left) have adapted “Cell” for the big screen. “Cell” was king’s original novel about the world thrown into chaos after a catastrophe involving cel

Tuesday Terrors: We Review Chernobyl Diaries and Greystone Park by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(October 30, 2012)
Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Terrors, the final column before Halloween. And I’ve got plenty of horror treats for you this week including reviews of three new films on DVD, and Lisa Morton’s outstanding Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween. We

Art of Todd McFarlane Book by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(October 23, 2012)
It’s hard to deny the impact Todd McFarlane had on comics (and action figures). Have you ever wondered just how this comic artist created his own empire? A new book, by McFarlane, is coming this holiday season. Here is the official word from Todd McFarla

Lair of the Beasts: Blood Sucking Monsters by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(October 13, 2012)
Mention the word “vampire” to most people and, depending on their age and the era in which they grew up, it will inevitably provoke a wide variety of imagery. For some, it will be 1940s-1960s memories of black-cloaked characters roaming around creepy,

Lair of the Beasts: A Monster among the Graves by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(October 05, 2012)
A cemetery in Guadalajara, Mexico that is noted for its highly decorative architecture, pillared buildings, elegant tombs and spacious, tree-enveloped grounds, Panteon de Belen was built in 1848 and closed its doors four years before the dawning of the twe

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