Supernatural S15E05 Review: Proverbs 17:3

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Tent Supernatural Proverbs 17:3“Proverbs 17:3” has that old school Supernatural feel, while giving the audience something original and noteworthy. It’s visually stunning, tells a fantastic story, and the performances of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles remind us why the Winchesters remain the heart of Supernatural. Writer Steve Yockey goes back to basics, but with a demonic twist, while director Richard Speight, Jr. creates a Wes Anderson-inspired design. Continue reading

Supernatural: Richard Speight, Jr. brings his experience directing to Season 15

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Richard Speight Jared Padelecki directing SupernaturalRichard Speight, Jr. has been a part of the Supernatural series since his debut as the Trickster in Season 2. As well as appearing in 12 episodes of Supernatural, Speight has directed seven episodes of the series. As Supernatural heads into its final season, Speight is slated to direct four more episodes in Season 15. In anticipation of the upcoming season, let’s delve into Speight’s previous work as a director on Supernatural. Continue reading

Suspiria (2018) Review: Reinventing a Horror Classic

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suspiria dancersIn the 2018 horror film Suspiria, director Luca Guadagnino creates a thoughtful tale, both compelling and strange. Suspiria explores the darkness surrounding a dance company in Berlin. Set in 1977, the backdrop of German Autumn violence brings a real world aesthetic to this supernatural story. Continue reading

New Supernatural Series to Haunt Your Dreams

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The Haunting of House HillLooking for some spooky series to enjoy during the cold nights of fall? Whether it’s Halloween or Harvest, the fall is the perfect time for an evening of fun and fear. This season provides some intriguing television options concerning the supernatural realm. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E01 Review: Stranger in a Strange Land

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Michael Sister Jo Supernatural Stranger in a Strange LandThe Season 14 premiere of Supernatural finds Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) holding things together at the bunker while the Archangel Michael (Jensen Ackles) walks the Earth trying to understand what exactly everybody wants. “Stranger in a Strange Land” was written by co-showrunner Andrew Dabb and directed by Thomas Wright. The episode served to bring current viewers up to speed while providing at least one surprising reveal. Continue reading

Monster of the Week: The Siren

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John William Waterhouse, The Siren, 1900

The Siren (1900) by John William Waterhouse

Temptation can take many forms, but the fear of being seduced by the song of a siren has haunted mankind for millennia. From a secluded island home, Sirens enthrall passing sailors with their supernatural song. Their voices cast doom on those who hear their call.

Their song, though irresistibly sweet, was no less sad than sweet, and lapped both body and soul in a fatal lethargy, the forerunner of death and corruption.”
-Walter Copland Perry Continue reading

Monster of the Week: The Rougarou

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What was a loup-garou? Oh, well, it was the most terrible thing in the world. Sometimes it was a wolf, and sometimes it was a man, or a woman either, whichever it felt like in its wicked heart. And always it could take your heart out, and then you died, because you could not breathe without your heart.
—Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, Marie (1894)

Rougarou-SwampFrom deep within the murky bayous of Louisiana comes the legend of the dire lycanthropic creature known as the Rougarou. Rougaroux are found in French-speaking areas of North America such as Québec, but most particularly in Cajun Acadiana (in and around New Orleans), where its legend has proliferated from those of the werewolf-like loup-garou of medieval France—loup is the French word for wolf, and garou is a French word similar in meaning to werewolf. Cajun lore uses the terms loup-garou and rougarou interchangeably. A major difference between the Rougarou and the creature we more commonly think of as a werewolf is that the Rougarou has agency over its transformation, and maintains the consciousness and intelligence of its human form throughout that change. Continue reading