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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!

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”

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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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TV Review: The Walking Dead (TV Series) (Season 2) (2011-2012)

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The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. The world has changed and they need to figure out how to survive it. But they need to figure out how to survive one another.

In Season 2 Rick Grimes leads the group of survivors, Shane, Lori, Carl, … Continue reading

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TV Review: Aquaman (2006) (unaired TV series pilot)

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A young twenty-something diver living in the Florida Keys discovers he has the power to breathe underwater.

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The TV pilot that never aired, Aquaman was the debut episode for a new series to broadcast based as an off shot from the Smallville TV series. Planned for the Fall schedule of 2006, the series never got past this pilot episode. It was passed by CW after a business merger, but was made … Continue reading

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TV Review: Grimm (TV Series) (Season 1) (2011)

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In modern day Portland, Oregon, a police detective inherits the ability to see supernatural creatures.

Portland detective, Nick Burkhardt, has seen some gruesome crime scenes, but nothing prepares him for the strange visions he begins seeing: seemingly regular people momentarily transforming into hideous monsters. A visit from his only living relative reveals the truth. Nick has inherited the ability to see supernatural creatures, and as a “Grimm,” he is tasked with keeping the … Continue reading

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Werewolf (1987-1988) – TV Show Episodes List

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Young Eric has been bitten by a werewolf. However, he’s not particularly thrilled by this turn of affairs and wishes to escape his curse. To do so, he must find and kill the founder of his particular werewolf clan. The series traces his efforts to (A) track down the founder; (B) keep from hurting innocent lives due to his lycanthropy; and (C) stay one step ahead of folks who wish … Continue reading

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The Prisoner (1967 TV series)

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Howard Zimmerman summed it up nicely in Starlog magazine way back in 1978: “The Prisoner is a show steeped in paradox. It is one of the most exciting series ever produced for television, yet at the same time, watching it can be an extraordinarily frustrating experience. Why bother to watch a show when the action is misleading, the conclusions inconclusive? Because it is provocative, stimulating and thought-provoking.” It remains fresh and popular … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Frightening Horror TV Series Ever Made

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With the inclusion of several 2011 TV series adding to the roster, the official “10 most frightening horror TV series ever made” has indeed changed within the last year. We of course have a few classics that will most likely never get topped (case in point – Kolchak: The Night Stalker), however the public interest in all things horror has gained momentum thus resulting in a network need to accommodate. With “The Walking Dead“, scaring … Continue reading

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2012 Fall TV New – Horror | Thriller Shows

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Ok, if you caught our cancellations and renewals list for Fall 2012 TV, you also might be curious as to what’s new coming down the pipe from the networks. Now we don’t have a ton to report on, though it has been reported that a hand full of “new” shows will debut this Fall that we felt would be of interest to our niche. This … Continue reading

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2012 Fall TV Genre Shows – Cancellations and Renewals

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As the 2012 Fall TV season rolls forward, we’ll have to say goodbye to a few decent genre “related” shows. Though with cancellation comes renewals as well, so hopefully this will help you plan your viewing nights appropriately. With the exception of 1 or 2, I hate to see any of these go…….but with that, let’s hope that there’s something more interesting to take their place for the genre fans. (please note: there may be … Continue reading

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TV Review: True Blood (Season 4) (TV Series) (2011)

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True Blood is the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining drama series from Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning Alan Ball (HBO’s Six Feet Under), and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood tells the continuing tale of Sookie (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe-winner for this role), a human waitress with telepathic gifts – and a so-far irresistible attraction to 174-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Walking Dead (TV Series) (Season 1) (2010)

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The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. The world has changed and they need to figure out how to survive it. But they need to figure out how to survive one another.

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Film Review: The Simpsons: The Fourteenth Season (2011)

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Kang and Kodos invite you to add this Emmy Award winning season to your collection filled with your favorite guest stars (Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, Tony Hawk, Blink 182, and more) and exclusive features that will satisfy your hunger. The Simpsons Season 14 is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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The Simpsons have seemed to stand the test of time now celebrating the release of their 14th … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks (1990-1991) – TV Show Episodes List

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An idiosyncratic FBI Agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery … Continue reading

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TV Review: True Blood (Season 3) (TV Series) (2010)

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The third season of the television series True Blood premiered on June 13, 2010 simultaneously on HBO and HBO Canada. It concluded its run on September 12, 2010 and contained 12 episodes, bringing the series total to 36. It loosely follows the plot of the third novel of The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Club Dead.REVIEW:

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So you say your a True Blood fan or perhaps a new … Continue reading

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TV Review: Supernatural (TV Series) (Season 6)

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Season Six consists of 22 episodes. Creator Eric Kripke originally planned for the show to last only five seasons, but due to increased ratings from the fourth and fifth seasons,[128] the CW network renewed the series for a sixth season.[129] Kripke has not returned as showrunner, but still remained as a hands-on executive producer, leaving executive producer Sera Gamble to take over the reins

Season 6 of Supernatural picks up a year after … Continue reading

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