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International Urban Legends: Austria

By Richard Paolinelli / August 30, 2018

As we resume our tour of international urban legends we find ourselves in Austria. Now, most of the legends here are sweet, cute and nice. We don’t that here. Fortunately, we have a whopper of an urban legend based in Austria. And speaking of naughty and nice, this one may be related to Santa Claus, […]


iZombie Season Two Review

By Morgon Newquist / August 26, 2018

I finished the second season of the undead crime procedural iZombie last night. I binged watched the first season while on vacation at a family member’s house. Everyone else goes to bed way earlier than me so I had the time. Season two has been slower going. Mostly because I rewatched Season One with my […]


International Urban Legends: Germany

By Richard Paolinelli / August 24, 2018

Oh yeah, the country that gave us the Brothers Grimm and a collection of folk tales that will last as long as this ball of rock keeps orbiting the Sun. Germany. And boy does Deutschland deliver the goods when it comes to urban legends. The Rat Catcher of Hameln Back in the days of the […]


Urban Legends: The Mineral Point Vampire

By Richard Paolinelli / August 22, 2018

Not too long ago we skimmed through the urban legends surrounding the state of Wisconsin. Seems like we might have skipped past the town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin and missed one very interesting legend. So we’ve flown back from Europe long enough to check out what has come to be known as the Mineral Point Vampire. […]


Movie Review: The Crow

By Stanley Gray / August 20, 2018

In a fit of nostalgia, I recently watched The Crow. In this cult classic, a rock star is awakened from the dead to avenge his own death. Eric Draven, the protagonist in this movie, is also fueled by the rape of his former fiancée. The Crow Is Born One fateful October Detroit night saw the […]


Book Review: Skin Game

By Stanley Gray / August 19, 2018

In an exciting twist perhaps only a genius like Jim Butcher could pull off, Harry Dresden is forced to work with his hated enemy in Skin Game, the fifteenth book in the famous Dresden Files series. Queen Mab has enlisted Dresden to do another nefarious and herculean task in this gritty novel. Dresden is tasked […]


Movie Review: Hellboy 2

By Stanley Gray / August 18, 2018

The Prince is back. And he wants revenge. No, this isn’t some Nigerian scam. This is one man’s critique of Hellboy 2, a mid-2000’s sequel to the cult classic eponymous movie, Hellboy. Often cinematically considered as one of the standards for urban fantasy, this franchise raked in barges full of cash on its way to […]


International Urban Legends: Madagascar

By Stanley Gray / August 17, 2018

A monster lurks in the heart of the Malagasy jungle. As the mists hiss and rise into swirling masses, they conceal a terrible entity. A cryptid that feeds on human flesh. It is hundreds of years old. It’s story has been carried throughout the annals of history. It is likely one can read the story […]


International Urban Legends: Switzerland

By Richard Paolinelli / August 16, 2018

Today we head into Switzerland – hey it took a while to work our way through the Alps – and check out this country’s legends. Sorry, no chocolate-covered sweet legends to be found here. The Devil’s Rock Apparently, you can’t trust the Europeans, especially if your Lucifer. Recall our stopover in France where we encountered […]


International Urban Legends: Italy

By Richard Paolinelli / August 10, 2018

Today we stop for a pleasant weekend in Italy, the homeland of my people! If you find yourself in Lucca – in northern Italy’s Tuscany region – go find an area filled with olive trees. Chances are, you’ve found the family’s old estate. Say hello for me. But Italy isn’t just about art, the Vatican, […]