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We've come a long ways since the days of "Leave it to Beaver".

TV has spawned some of the greatest moments in horror, science fiction, and related genres to the triumph of our culture. This section collects our TV specific articles and lists featuring your favorite TV programs to come out of this century and the last. We know that viewers take their TV shows seriously from "episode to episode" to "collection to purchase".

Hopefully this section will make your searches a little easier with hours upon hours of research complied for your reference. Television has evolved especially in the field of horror acceptance and presentation...and frankly we are damn happy!

TV Review: A Haunting (TV Series) Season 5 (2012)

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These chilling tales of the supernatural take you inside real-life horror stories, with each one-hour episode featuring eyewitness accounts and cinematic re-enactments of some of the most spine tingling and inexplicable stories ever recorded. You’ll meet Chris Gibbons, a Michigan attorney driven to the point of insanity by a ghost that has infiltrated his dreams; a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys taking walks with her children through her historic neighborhood, until something dark and … Continue reading

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TV Review: Hannibal (TV Series) Episode 1

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And so it begins, finally a series with some intellectual motive and diabolical intent. Called a dramatic psychological thriller, “Hannibal” borrows from the “Silence of the Lamb” franchise taking things further with a younger Dr. Hannibal Lecter. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for another serial killer series to take under wing with “Dexter” claiming territory for so long. However, it only took this first episode to fall in love with the series … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: The Daleks

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Original broadcast date: 21 December 1963 – 1 February 1964

Story Arc #002: 7 episodes: The Dead Planet / The Survivors / The Escape / The Ambush / The Expedition / The Ordeal / The Rescue

Synopsis: The TARDIS, having hurriedly departed Stone Age Earth at the end of the previous episode, is flung randomly through space and time before landing.  Venturing outside into a petrified forest, Ian and Barbara quickly realise they have not … Continue reading

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TV Review: 666 Park Avenue (Series) (2012)

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If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even revenge. But just be careful what you wish for, because the price you pay… could be your soul. Welcome to The Drake, the premiere apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Owned by the mysterious … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season five episodes)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.”

#121 IN PRAISE OF PIP – In the early sixties, small-time bookie Max Phillips hates his life. His only pride is his son Pip, currently … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season four episodes)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.”

#103 IN HIS IMAGE – A young man named Alan grapples with an urge to kill and confusion about his origins. Upon visiting his hometown … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season three episodes)

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“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop…The Twilight Zone.”

#66 TWO – The opening narration tells us the time could be the distant past or the far future. A female soldier, the survivor of an apocalyptic war, stumbles into a deserted war-ravaged town. Searching a derelict restaurant she … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season two episodes)

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“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop…The Twilight Zone.”

#37 KING NINE WILL NOT RETURN – A pilot of a downed WW II bomber comes to in the African desert and desperately tries to find out what happened to the rest of his … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season one episodes)

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“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call…The Twilight Zone.”

#1 WHERE IS EVERYBODY … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (Original TV Series)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.” Few television shows have bequeathed a more treasured legacy of ideas and style, and it still stands as the role model for the anthology genre. Its trenchant … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: An Unearthly Child

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Original broadcast date: 23 November – 14 December 1963

STORY ARC #001: 4 episodes: An Unearthly Child / The Cave of Skulls / The Forest of Fear / The Firemaker

Synopsis: Two teachers at Coal Hill School who are concerned for the welfare of one of their pupils – a precocious but artless girl called Susan – follow her after school to her home address, which turns out to be a run-down scrapyard.  Inside the … Continue reading

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV series)

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Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) was the best investigative reporter you’ve never heard of. The reason for his anonymity? His exclusive accounts of mass murders and serial killings always wound up being suppressed by the authorities or shelved by his disbelieving editor, Tony Vincenzo (Simon Oakland). He had the scoops, they just never made it to print. Kolchak was the textbook example of the detective-journalist, right down to his crumpled seersucker suit and … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: Introduction

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Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television series the very first episode of which was broadcast by the BBC on 23 November 1963.  The central character, known only as ‘the Doctor’, is a Time Lord – a custodian of the integrity of time, if you will – from the planet Gallifrey and the series follows his journeys backwards and forwards in time, on Earth and on alien planets, via his time-travelling spacecraft the TARDIS which … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Following

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Fox has long been a beacon of hope for horror fans when it comes to genre friendly shows, The X Files, Fringe, you get the picture.

This month they take another stab at it (pun intended) with a way better than average serial killer tale called THE FOLLOWING. At it’s core it is very much like the Hannibal Lector films as we have Kevin Bacon starring as the retired FBI agent … Continue reading

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TV Review: Holliston (TV Series) (Season 1) (2012)

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Two down and out aspiring filmmakers struggle with life, career, and the opposite sex as they attempt to make it out of the small New England town they are trapped in and into the big time.

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So what do you get when you cross a hilarious sitcom with 2 best friends, a underlying horror theme and a couple of bizarre rockers added to the mix? Yep, you guessed it “Holliston”

With … Continue reading

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TV Review: American Horror Story (TV Series) (Season 1) (2011)

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A family of three move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted.

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Under the creation engine of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, TV just got a little more edgier this year. Now it’s entirely possible that you haven’t spent any time with this new hit series, though if you are … Continue reading

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