We are always glad to find good fox-related digital art. “Rescuing Ghosts” is a poignant, wordless animated short about a vixen by furry artist Tirrel featuring music by composer Fox Amoore. Continue reading
How many times have you asked yourself, what do I get for the mystical being that has everything? Some days you may question why you bother to be friends with monsters who merely growl at your attempts to get them the perfect gift.
For supernatural gift-giving ideas for witches, zombies, and werewolves check out the first part of this series. If you’re wracking your brain to find a gift for a cryptid, ghost, or banshee, you can stop torturing yourself. Here are some presents you can get for that special supernatural someone in your life.
The 4th episode of Doctor Who, “Before the Flood,” is the follow up to the cliffhanger episode “Under the Lake.” Both episodes were written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Daniel O’Hara. Doctor Who seems to be trying some slightly meta approaches: speaking directly to the audience; and using one of the characters as more than a fan girl, but as a representation of the audience.
Season 9 of Doctor Who continues to offer us new drama grounded in the tradition of classic Who. “Under the Lake” was written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Daniel O’Hara, who worked together on the series Being Human. “Under the Lake” provides us with a captivating cliffhanger as Doctor Who continues with the series of two-part stories expected in Season 9.
“Paint it Black,” the 16th episode of Supernatural Season 10, focuses on our favorite Queen Mother, Rowena. It’s about time we learned more about Rowena and her past. When we first saw Rowena at the end of “Soul Survivor,” it was clear that her character was going to be interesting. In “Girls, Girls, Girls” we learned that she was a rebellious witch and Crowley’s mum. Since Rowena’s introduction to Supernatural, a bit more about her past has been revealed. “Paint it Black” gives our picture of Rowena a bit more color.
Are you feeling a little confused? Did you die?
The shiny new web series Lil’ Friendys, by Greg Erskine, has only three short episodes so far, but we’re already hooked! The funny, surreal story features puppets in a strange underworld/afterlife office setting. Watch Episode 1: “Welcome” below (NSFW language). You can get caught up on the whole series so far in less than ten minutes. We think it’s a scream. Continue reading
This is a good one. We see the return of both Papa Midnite (Michael James Shaw) and Detective Jim Corrigan (Emmett J Scanlan), and perhaps learn who Sister Cedella warned Constantine about—someone close to him who would betray him. This is the last of the thirteen episodes for this season, since NBC halted production last fall. There are unsourced rumors that the show might be moved over to SyFy (with the name Hellblazer), eliciting mixed reactions from fans. But nothing one way or another has been announced—we are hoping that no news is good news.
Based in part on Hellblazer #4, also titled “Waiting For The Man,” this is one of those episodes of occult detective shows that are often the most unsettling: those in which the monster is a human. Continue reading
“Halt & Catch Fire” starts with some old-fashioned drinking and driving. A couple of college kids, Billy and Janet, decide to take a trip to Taco Town, which apparently they need directions to find. It gets really cold in the truck and the navigation app screams, “Janet, get out of the truck, now!” Luckily, Janet complies so she can later serve as a witness. The truck goes out of control and drives itself over a pier with Billy still inside.
A reeling drunk in a suit stumbles out of a bar and into a dark New Orleans alley for a slash. As he braces himself against a wall and does his business, a girl turns down the alley, and the man holds up a police badge—to make her more at ease about the presence of a micturating lush along her path, we assume. Suddenly a beautiful woman wearing a grey silk gown and matching surgical mask bumps into the girl. “Do you think I’m pretty?” the masked woman asks.
“No, I think you’re crazy” is the wrong answer—the masked woman slashes and stabs the girl with a huge pair of dressmaker’s shears. The cop turns and empties a full clip into the woman, but the bullets have no effect. The girl is dead, the woman is gone, and the cop is wigging. Continue reading
This week’s episode of Supernatural, “Ask Jeeves,” has a murder-mystery theme, utilizing the English whodunit style of storytelling that was popularized after World War I, and can be found in Agatha Christie novels, movies like Gosford Park, and the board game Clue. We loved to play Clue and it continues to sit under the bed, silently waiting for someone to open it up once again. Perhaps the “Ask Jeeves” episode will inspire us to do so. Clue was originally created in 1949 in England. It reflects the aristocratic traditions of patrician-filled mansions with secret passageways that are found in English Manor House murder mysteries.