#TBT TV: The Scare Factor III: Scare Factor Lives! (2002)

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This Throwback Thursday transports us to October 2002, when we celebrated Halloween with our annual Scare Factor series of tributes to the best in horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. Scare Factor III was my personal favorite, as our staff picked our favorite genre characters and wrote little epitaphs for them. From the October 2002 edition of Channel Guide Magazine: It just won’t die! Our annual homage to horror shakes off the rigor mortis for its third edition, this time celebrating our favorite characters who really make for big-scream TV. Our office asylum put their severed heads together and … Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 4 recap: Family Ties

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I have been waiting all week for this episode of The Vampire Diaries to see whether or not Elena and Stefan were going to rekindle the flame and get married. While I love Damon too, let’s face it he’s bad news for her. Tonight’s episode “Black Hole Sun” started off with Kai trying to pry out information from Damon. He asked exactly why they were stuck on a loop of May 10, 1994 thinking it had something to do with Damon’s past. It seems like Kai’s right because Damon doesn’t want to talk about what happened trapping him in this … Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 3 Recap: Founding Families

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This week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, “Welcome to Paradise,” is all about revenge. It starts off with Stefan revealing what he is to his boss and compelling him to do whatever he says. He needs a couple days off from work because he’ll be taking a trip to Whitmore to visit some old friends. Before he leaves, Stefan makes sure to have his boss do his dirty work and burry his dare I say it, girlfriend’s body. I’m surprised Stefan didn’t do that himself but I guess he didn’t care about the girl enough and rage took over. Elena … Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 2 Recap: Stuck In The Twilight Zone?

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Some fans of The Vampire Diaries said they were disappointed by the season 6 premiere last week for its lack of action in helping move the plot along. I feel like the critics are going to enjoy this episode a lot more because it left me with a lot of mixed emotions. The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 2, “Yellow Ledbetter,” starts off with Damon and Bonnie four months back when they had just died and arrived to some other place than the other side, after its destruction. They’re unsure of their whereabouts but notice some strange things going on. … Continue reading

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“The Vampire Diaries” Season 6 Premiere recap: Can Elena move on?

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If you’re  like me, you’ve been waiting all summer for the return of The Vampire Diaries on The CW. While some may say I’m a bit obsessed, since I re-watched the entire series while drinking from my Stefan Salvatore mug during my summer break, I say I’m a diehard fan who couldn’t wait a second longer for the Season 6 premiere. Needless to say, the episode didn’t disappoint; especially when it added a shocking detail into the plot that I didn’t see coming at all. The show opens with a very familiar scene of a couple in a tent, spending … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5: What happened to Beth? Emily Kinney talks!

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When last we saw Beth Greene — the once fragile blossom who wanted to kill herself in her mama’s bed in Season 2 of AMC’s pop culture phenomenon The Walking Dead — she was being swept away in a big, black, cross-bedecked car after a liberating few days in the woods with Daryl (Norman Reedus). • MORE: Emily Kinney answers our 7 Questions! While the Season 5 trailer reveals that Beth is holding her own — and proving she can take a punch — in what appears to be a brutal asylum of some sort, rumors of the arrival of … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: Does Dr. Eugene really have a cure? We ask Josh McDermitt

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No question about it: As The Walking Dead‘s upcoming Season 5 unspools, Dr. Eugene Porter has his work cut out for him. Trapped in a Terminus train car with comrades old and new,  the survival of the ever-growing Grimes gang appears to hinge on the mulleted M.D. not being a fibber about the actuality of that cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead Season 5: Where is Beth? We ask Emily Kinney! “This is the only thing that’s giving them hope,” says Josh McDermitt, who plays the mysterious Dr. Porter. “We see in the trailer that they’re all tied up … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5 preview: Terminus isn’t terminal

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Here’s what we know about Season 5 so far, Walking Dead faithful. The action picks up right where Season 4 left off, and co-executive producer Robert Kirkman promises that we’ll learn more about the residents of Terminus (apparently called “Terminans”) from the get-go in a season that will adhere closely to the comic-book storylines. And yes, despite horrific snippets of what looks like a human slaughterhouse in the lightning-paced Season 5 trailer, our captives in that train car do appear to escape, thanks to Dr. Eugene’s (Josh McDermitt) promise of a cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead … Continue reading

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Constantine: NBC drama brings the hellfire from its premiere episode

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Constantine NBC Premieres: Oct. 24 Airs: Fridays at 10pm Who’s In It? Matt Ryan, Emmett Scanlan, Lucy Griffiths, Angelica Celaya Look at you. You’re an average, busy person. You wouldn’t count yourself a “nerd” necessarily, but yeah, you read some comics as a kid, you went as Batman that one Halloween and sure, you saw The Avengers in theaters. But who didn’t? “So, what’s up with this Constantine thing?” you ask yourself, not unreasonably. And we, the super nerds, forgive you for your reasonable ignorance. NBC’s gritty new supernatural drama has a lot to live up to in the eyes … Continue reading

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Masters Of Illusion Premieres Tonight on CW

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Masters of Illusion has aired on different networks as specials and series, and even has spawned a successful touring magic show, but now it has found a magical new home on The CW with host Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman). The show features the world’s best magicians and illusionists performing great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand tricks and large-scale illusions before a studio audience. Executive producer Gay Blackstone (widow of famed magician Harry Blackstone Jr.) says Masters of Illusion will feature magic that the audience has never seen. “Some of the show’s magic may be classic, but … Continue reading

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