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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: 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

Lair of the Beasts: A Werewolf of the Woods by Nick Redfern, Columnist and Monster Hunter
(September 29, 2012)
It all began in April 2007, when a well-respected group of paranormal investigators – the West Midlands Ghost Club – traveled out to the Cannock Chase woods of Staffordshire, England to investigate newly-surfaced reports of what witnesses described as

New DIVERGENT Behind the Scenes and Posters by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 24, 2012)
Summit Entertainment has released two new posters for the adaptation of VERONICA ROTH’s book Divergent. Check out the posters of Tris (SHAILENE WOODLEY) and Four (THEO JAMES) below. Summit Entertainment has also released a preview titled “Taking a Stan

Lair of the Beasts The Svokan: Myth vs Reality by Nick Redfern, Monster Hunter and Columnist
(September 22, 2012)
Who would ever have thought that an entire range of mountains could be considered definitively monstrous? Probably not many, that’s for sure. But, it can definitely be said about the spectacular Caucasus Mountains situated in Eurasia, between the Caspian

Shining Sequel Release Date by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 19, 2012)
Entertainment Weekly has released the news that horror author Stephen King as date for his Shinning Sequel. The author posted on his website yesterday that the sequel will be released September 24th, 2013. The book will be titled “Doctor Sleep”.

Tolkien Week by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(September 16, 2012)
This week has been dubbed Tolkien Week by Weta. It will feature some surprises and a new trailer for The Hobbit. Why? It is in celebration of the 75 Anniversary of the release of The Hobbit novel as well as combined birthday’s of Bilbo and Frodo’s on t

Lair of the Beasts: A Genuine Dragon? by Nick Redfern, Monster Hunter and Columnist
(September 15, 2012)
Just like its famous cousin off the coast of Florida – the infamous Bermuda Triangle – the Devil’s Sea, which is situated near Miyake Island, and approximately one hundred kilometers south of Japan’s capital city of Tokyo, can also claim to be resp

Lair of the Beasts: Ghostly Animals by Nick Redfern, Monster Hunter and Columnist
(September 08, 2012)
Back in the mid-1800s, the U.S. Army embarked upon a little-known, but fascinating, project to try and counter the severe problem of so many of its pack-horses dying in the overwhelming heat of the southwest, and particularly so in a certain part of the Ca

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