Re-Read This: The Year’s Best Horror Stories

Re-Read This: The Year’s Best Horror Stories

The Year’s Best Horror Stories was a twenty-two volume annual anthology series that ran from 1971 through 1994. Christopher Lee himself wrote the introduction to 1972’s Volume II.

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Read This: M.R. James’s Complete Ghost Stories

Read This: M.R. James’s Complete Ghost Stories

M.R. James is perhaps the most reliably frightening author I can think of. Although Montague Rhodes James only published 34 stories over the course of his life, each one is a polished gem of unwise inquiries, lurking supernatural threats and terrible ghostly vengeance. What could be better, with Halloween looming?

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Wheel of Time Series Gets the Green Light

Wheel of Time Series Gets the Green Light

Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time fantasy series will finally be adapted for television. Amazon has greenlit the project, and has Rafe Judkins (Agents of SHIELD,  Hemlock Grove) lined up to write and act as showrunner. Adaptations of The Wheel of Time have been attempted before, with little success. NBC

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ElfQuest Ends After 40 Years

ElfQuest Ends After 40 Years

ElfQuest has finally come to an end. Wendy and Richard Pini’s forty year long comic book saga is being bid farewell with a tour called, appropriately enough, Forty Years of Pointed Ears. The last storyline in the saga, The Final Quest, ended earlier this year on the anniversary of the

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New Deadpool Movie Announced, Others Pushed Back

New Deadpool Movie Announced, Others Pushed Back

The good news is, an as-yet-untitled Deadpool movie is set to premiere on December 21. It is expected to be a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 with new footage included. The bad news is, Fox is bumping back the release dates of a few anticipated films. Alita: Battle Angel was

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Kathleen Kennedy Continuing as Lucasfilm President

Kathleen Kennedy Continuing as Lucasfilm President

ICYMI, Kathleen Kennedy has renewed her contract and will continue as president of Lucasfilm through 2021. She took the position after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, and has been the lead producer for the relaunched Star Wars franchise. The four films so far released have brought in billions for the

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Mandy: Love, Loss, and Nicholas Cage on a Rampage

Mandy: Love, Loss, and Nicholas Cage on a Rampage

Mandy isn’t the kind of movie that can be ranked on a scale of good to bad. It it horror? Action? Satire? There is too much of everything going on to pin it down. It has a seventies-style murder cult. It has early eighties Satanic monsters. It has timeless, Z-grade

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Dickinsonia Fossil Mystery May Be Solved

Dickinsonia Fossil Mystery May Be Solved

Is the ancient, Ediacaran Period fossil Dickinsonia the earliest animal known? New research says it very well may be. At 558 million years old, Dickinsonia predates the Cambrian explosion of animal diversity and sheer number of species. There has been a decades-long debate over whether Dickinsonia is a fungus, an

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Star Trek: Short Treks Begin in October

Star Trek: Short Treks Begin in October

Star Trek: Short Treks will soon be on CBS All Access to tide us all over until Star Trek: Discovery comes back in 2019 for its second season. Each of the four short episodes will spend ten to fifteen minutes focused on a single character from Discovery. The first Short

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Riftwar Saga Being Adapted for TV

Riftwar Saga Being Adapted for TV

The Riftwar Saga is on the way to becoming a TV series. BCDF Pictures has picked up the rights to Raymond E. Feist’s bestselling, 32-volume-and-counting fantasy series. BCDF plans to start small, by getting screenwriter Kurt Johnstad (Atomic Blonde, 300, 300: Rise of an Empire) board to do the adaptation

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