Monster of the Week: The Ifrit

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Ifrit” by inSOLense on DeviantArt

The supernatural creature known as the ifrit* (عفريت) arises out of the rich tapestry of Middle Eastern lore and history. An ifrit is a type of infernal Jinn. The Ifrit is able to generate fire, and withstand smoke and flames.

Traditionally an Ifrit had wings, but more recent incarnations are known for their horns and claws. The Ifrit is known to be formidable and cunning, making it a dangerous enemy.

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Teen Wolf S05E08 Recap: Ouroboros

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Skeleton Teen Wolf OuroborosWith “Ouroboros,” we’re just starting to put together some of the pieces of Teen Wolf’s Season 5 mystery. It’s a slow process that leaves us scared and confused, like the chimera creations of the Dread Doctors. Dr. Deaton, who took off to find answers in “Condition Terminal,” seems to be having better luck than us in figuring out what’s going on, and somehow the Desert Wolf is bound to play a part. Scott is desperate to rescue his friends, well Liam anyways, giving Theo a chance to play the part of the hero and strengthen his connection to the pack. While everything is falling apart, Sheriff Stalinski has decided to play good cop, much to the annoyance of the other adults in the supernatural secret club. “Ouroboros” gives us little respite from the Teen Wolf death count, but the good news is that the people we actually care about, and Hayden, survive.

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John Constantine’s Brief Return

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No Smoking in jail

You can’t keep a a good Master of the Dark Arts down.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Take a Closer Look

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Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) Fear the Walking Dead

The premiere of Fear the Walking Dead can’t come too soon for fans of the original series The Walking Dead. AMC has released additional trailers showing us what to expect in the Los Angeles based spin-off, including a time-lapse video showing how the epidemic impacts the the city. Fear the Walking Dead has also released a behind-the-scenes video, A Look at the Series: Fear the Walking Dead, which includes interviews with cast and crew and scenes from the highly anticipated television series.

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Teen Wolf S05E07 Recap: Strange Frequencies

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Stiles Liam Scott Teen Wolf Strange FrequenciesSeason 5 of Teen Wolf continues with its horror movie vibe, using cliffhanger endings to keep us enthralled each week. “Strange Frequencies” opens moments after the end of the previous episode, “Required Reading,” and then ends with a big question mark as well. This is a gripping approach for future binge-watchers, but torture for those of us in the present, watching weekly. Oh, who are we kidding? We love the suspense. If Teen Wolf wants to keep us in the dark, we can live with it for now. “Strange Frequencies” adds to the mystery of Season 5, leaving us with more questions than answers.

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Sneak Peek: Fear the Walking Dead

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fear-walking-dead basketballAMC’s highly anticipated new series, Fear the Walking Dead, will provide viewers the opportunity to learn what life was like at the start of the outbreak, through the perspective of a family living in East LA. While the first season of the original series, The Walking Dead, focused on the period after the government and society had already collapsed, Fear the Walking Dead will reveal how people initially reacted to the infection, the increasing awareness of the threat, and the chaos that will eventually lead to the fall of modern civilization.

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Teen Wolf S05E06 Recap: Required Reading

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Lydia Stiles Scott Book Club Teen Wolf Required ReadingTeen Wolf continues to confuse our minds and create terror in our souls with the Dread Doctors. In “Required Reading” the pack is losing it’s way and becoming increasingly disconnected. The Dread Doctors pulp novel may provide some answers, but no one seems eager to read it. In “Required Reading” our Teen Wolf pack members begin dealing with past memories being triggered, while trying to piece together what these images might mean.

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