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American Horror Story S04 Preview: From Heads to Freaks

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I don’t know about you, but I’m still catching my breath after watching season three of “American Horror Story: Coven.” New Orleans will never be the same and neither will television viewers who were offered titillating scripts and outstanding performances from all the cast. What was my favorite episode? Grab your broomstick and find out. Read the rest of this entry

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The Strain S01 E10: Loved Ones

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We now know what the Master looks like and he’s a real charmer. Not! Last week’s episode had Ephraim’s wife missing in action, and our team of vampire slayers camping out at Setrakian’s bat cave. Dutch is now a disgruntled employee of Mr. Palmer’s, but what about poor Mr. Fitzwilliams? Are the employee benefits worth his loyalty? Follow the stingers to find out.

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Myth Making With Prometheus Fire And Stone #1 On The Wednesday Run

Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we’re big fans of the Alien film franchise. Who isn’t, right? So when Prometheus, a parallel spin off of that famous sci-fi/horror franchise was released a few years ago, we were all pretty excited.

Personally, I loved the first half of Prometheus and kind of liked parts of the last third, but it missed a lot of important storytelling marks for me. That said, perhaps the greatest strength of Prometheus was that it set up the promise of a whole new mythology from which other films, and today, comics, can draw upon.

Finally, new stories await fans with today’s release of Prometheus: Fire And Stone #1.

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The Strain S01 E09: The Disappeared

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Holy UV Lamp! I know working a convenience store can be dangerous, but if you had to choose between an armed robbery and a blood sucking vampire, I’d go with the thief. Poor Jim is dead; the wormectomy a failure. Setrakian’s team has escaped, but I’m not sure how fast that Bread Truck can go. Will Ephraim save his family in time? Will Gus have to make a prison break?  Will Stoll get a new hair piece? Find out after the jump with my recap of this week’s episode of “The Strain.” Read the rest of this entry

It Follows: Heartfelt Horror Mines the Past for Something New

David Robert Mitchell’s throwback horror film It Follows is surprisingly fresh. And creepy.

Passing on the curse is a time-honoured horror tradition. Through an innocent act, the victim unwittingly brings a malevolent force down on themselves. The only chance for salvation is to make someone else the next target. That’s the plot for The Ring (2002) and its Asian originators, and it stretches back to Jacques Tourneur’s occult Night of the Demon (1957), which in turn takes literary inspiration from M.R. James’s short story Casting the Runes. (The Stephen King/Richard Bachman classic Thinner is another haunting example.) With his new film It Follows (2014) at this year’s TIFF, American indie filmmaker David Robert Mitchell turns the conceit to a sexually transmitted serial haunting. He takes that idea and runs with it, or rather, walks very… creepily… slowly. Now take a look around. We don’t have much time. But you need to know this.

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The Strain S01 E08: Creatures of the Night

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Last week’s episode of “The Strain” was chock full of information via flashbacks on the history between our little Nazi Vamp and all time party pooper, Herr Eichorst (Richard Sammel) and our sword wielding concentration camp survivor, Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley). While Guz was stuck in jail with his infected friend, Neeva and the Luss children are saved by ninja vamps. All this action has made me thirsty. Let’s stop by the convenience store… we should be safe, right? Read the rest of this entry

FAN EXPO Canada 2014: An Event Agenda

Fan Expo Canada logoRejoice! FAN EXPO Canada is back, T-Dot (resident and visiting) peeps!

What’s “T-Dot”, you ask? Well, that’s just me shouting out the glorious city of Toronto with my best urban inflection. FAN EXPO Canada, of course, is the third largest pop culture event in North America, a worthy happening for any lover of comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime or gaming.

Now entering its 20th year (you’re all grown up!), and boasting over 1000 exhibitors over 750,000 square feet comprised of both the north and south buildings that make up the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, FAN EXPO Canada expects to host well over 100.000 fans.

If you plan to be one of them over the next four days, follow me after the jump for a highlight list of some exciting events on a schedule brimming full of exciting events!

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Don’t Get Lost Looking For Wayward #1 On The Wednesday Run

It’s another Wednesday and that means another fascinating title released via Image Comics.

I know, I know. This particular column has been dipping into the Image well quite a bit this year – but believe me, all of those titles have been worthy ones to read. And if history is any kind of teacher, then so will that publishing company’s latest offering, the supernatural tale called Wayward.

Follow mw after the jump for the mystical scoop on the new series.

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