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Legends Of Urban Fantasy: The Vampire

By Richard Paolinelli / April 23, 2018

We’ve been talking a lot here about Urban Fantasy in books, television and movies. So I thought it might be time for us to take a closer look at the creatures behind the stories. Let’s start with the oldest – if not the scariest – of them all: The Vampire. In modern times, the vampire […]


Dark Shadows: Ultimate Urban Fantasy

By Richard Paolinelli / April 20, 2018

If you were old enough in the late 1960s to watch Dark Shadows you enjoyed one of the earliest entries into Urban Fantasy on television. The show ran from 1966 through 1971 and was billed as a gothic soap opera. (I was sneaky enough at age 5 to find ways to watch without my parents […]


The Return: A Western With A U-F Twist

By Richard Paolinelli / April 19, 2018

One of the pleasures of exploring the genre of Urban Fantasy is discovering just how many other genres incorporate UF within. Not to mention the great surprise when encountering a western novel that includes UF in it. Recently I posted about UF in the realm of Peter Pan by way of John Leonard Peilmeier’s, Hook’s […]


Captain Hook, Urban fantasy pirate?

By Richard Paolinelli / April 13, 2018

Proposition: The backstory of one Captain James Cook – a.k.a. Captain Hook – in the realm of Peter Pan is an Urban Fantasy tale. Now, before you extend the plank and send me off to Davy Jones’ locker, allow me to present my case. Exhibit “A” for the defense is the definition of what qualifies […]


Sleepy Hollow: Retro Review

By Richard Paolinelli / April 8, 2018

I am an avid reader and have been since an early age. My parents are to be thanked for that, starting my love of reading at age three. I had many favorites through the years. Including one spooky tale entitled The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. For as long as I can remember […]


Welcome To Our Urban Fantasy Universe

By Richard Paolinelli / April 2, 2018

As you can imagine, we’re all pretty excited around here today as we launch this new website. As fans of the urban fantasy genre, I imagine that you are too. In the days, weeks and months ahead we are planning on exploring as much of it as we possibly can. Reviews of books, movies and […]

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