Monster of the Week: Frankenstein

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Boris Karloff as the Creature, 1934

Two hundred years ago, on the shores of Lake Geneva during a dark and dismal summer, the eighteen-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin created one of the most enduring monsters of contemporary history. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published anonymously as an epistolary three-volume novel two years later. The second edition was published in France five years after that in 1823, bearing for the first time the English author’s married name: Mary Shelley. Since then, the novel has become one of the most widely taught literary texts in the English language, and the creature commonly known as Frankenstein remains one of the most recognizable and popular monsters of the horror genre and beyond.

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Supernatural S12E02 Recap: Mamma Mia

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the-winchesters-supernatural-keep-calm-and-carry-onAs Season 12 Episode 2 of Supernatural opens, we find Sam in a compromising position, but not in the way you’d expect. “Mamma Mia” gives us drama, action, horror, humor, and a shirtless Sam. What more could we ask for from Supernatural?

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Supernatural Season 12 Episode 1 Photos: Keep Calm and Carry On

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Supernatural S12E01 Recap: Keep Calm and Carry On

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sam-blowtorch-supernatural-keep-calm-and-carry-onMadness! Madness, we say. Supernatural is on season 12 and going strong with the season premiere “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Who would have thought a couple of hunters with serious family issues would make it this far? Well, we all did, didn’t we? We say that because it’s only the most dedicated who consume recaps like candy to get more of that Supernatural fix once those 44 minutes are over. We’ll be sure to check out some others ourselves once we hit publish. Continue reading

Supernatural: What to Expect in Season 12

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Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) gets to know his mom (Samantha Smith) again

We’ve been watching Sam and Dean Winchester saving people and hunting things for over a decade. Supernatural has kept us engaged through 11 seasons by giving us great stories and characters that we connect to emotionally. This beloved CW series was built with epic monster tales, but its foundation is family. Season 12 will be helmed by new co-showrunners Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer, who have both been involved with Supernatural for many years. They’re planning on bringing viewers back to the basics with the return of Mary Winchester, a focus on smaller stories, and the search for Lucifer. Oh, and monsters, lots of monsters.

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The Mysterious Menehune of Hawaii

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Stone Menehune statue

In Hawaiʻi, tales of the little people known as the Menehune have been passed down through generations. Stories of these mysterious folk can be found in ancient Hawaiian mythology and through more recent accounts. Menehune live in deep mountain forests and secret valleys, staying hidden from the modern world. Though tales of the Menehune are known throughout Hawaiʻi, they’re most associated with the island of Kauaʻi. Continue reading