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Supernatural: Heart  Season 2, Ep 17

Sam and Dean investigate a brutal death in which the victim's heart was ripped out, and discover that the killer is a lycanthrope, or as it's more commonly called, a werewolf.  [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 21, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Roadkill  Season 2, Ep 16

Molly and her husband are driving along a long deserted highway at night when they come upon a farmer in the middle of the road whom Molly tries unsuccessfully not to hit. The next thing she knows her husband is missing and the horrifically injured farmer is chasing her. She flags down a passing Impala and meets the Winchesters, who try to help her escape and to find her husband. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 20, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Tall Tales  Season 2, Ep 15

When a series of unexplained happenings on a local college campus defies Sam and Dean's efforts to figure out what's happening, they call on Bobby for help. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 19, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Born Under a Bad Sign   Season 2, Ep 14

After Sam goes missing for over a week, Dean finally receives a phone call from his brother, who says he is in a hotel room, covered in blood that isn't his, and suffering from the effects of a week-long memory blackout. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 17, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: House of the Holy  Season 2, Ep 13

In Providence, Rhode Island, a prostitute kills a man, claiming that an angel in a beautiful white light had chosen her for redemption and asked her to stab the sinner to accomplish God's will. Dean and Sam investigate the case and discover that other people have been visited by the angel and subsequently committed murders. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 17, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Nightshifter  Season 2, Ep 12

Sam and Dean investigate a series of crimes where robbers with no criminal past commit suicide after the hold-ups.
posted by orange swan on Jun 16, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Playthings  Season 2, Ep 11

Sam and Dean investigate a Connecticut inn, run by a single mother, where mysterious deaths are taking place. They find evidence of hoodoo, and try to figure out who or what is responsible.
posted by orange swan on Jun 15, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Hunted  Season 2, Ep 10

Sam meets a woman who shares his ability to have visions, and who warns him that she has envisioned him dying in an explosion.
posted by orange swan on Jun 14, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Croatoan  Season 2, Ep 9

Sam has a vision of Dean shooting a defenseless man, and they go to the town of River Grove, where they find the townspeople have been possessed by a virus that makes them violent.
posted by orange swan on Jun 12, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Crossroad Blues  Season 2, Ep 8

When Sam and Dean try to save the lives of some people who have sold their souls to a crossroad demon, the demon offers Dean himself a deal.
posted by orange swan on Jun 11, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: The Usual Suspects  Season 2, Ep 7

Sam and Dean investigate the murders of a lawyer and his wife who claimed to have seen a ghost right before they died. However, after local detectives Ballard and Sheridan uncover the Winchesters' records, they arrest the brothers for a double homicide before they are able to find the ghost. When the ghost begins to visit Ballard, she begins to wonder if the tale Sam and Dean are telling her could be true, and if she might be the next to die.
posted by orange swan on Jun 10, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: No Exit  Season 2, Ep 6

Sam and Dean meet up with the ghost of America's first known serial killer; Jo tells Ellen she's going to Vegas, and instead joins Sam and Dean to help them on their hunt.
posted by orange swan on Jun 9, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Simon Says  Season 2, Ep 5

When following up on one of Sam's visions, Sam and Dean meet Andy Gallagher, a slacker with psychic powers of persuasion. Once the brothers learn that Andy's family was visited by Yellow Eyes, Sam wonders if he could be one of the special children.
posted by orange swan on Jun 8, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things  Season 2, Ep 4

Dean and Sam investigate the death of a young college student who died in a car accident and whose grave is now surrounded by a circle of dead plants.
posted by orange swan on Jun 7, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Blood Lust  Season 2, Ep 3

Sam and Dean meet another hunter, Gordon Walker, whose obsession with killing vampires may get them all killed.
posted by orange swan on Jun 6, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Everybody Loves a Clown  Season 2, Ep 2

After the events at the hospital, and with no idea as to the whereabouts of the demon that killed their mother and Jessica, the Winchester brothers investigate murders committed by a killer clown.
posted by orange swan on Jun 5, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: In My Time of Dying  Season 2, Ep 1

In the aftermath of the car crash, the three Winchesters go to the hospital, where Dean is stalked by a Reaper while John and Sam try to come up with a way to save him.
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2021 - 16 comments

Supernatural: Devil's Trap  Season 1, Ep 22

On a mission to save their father from Meg, Sam and Dean seek help from an old family friend, Bobby. When Meg shows up on Bobby's doorstep, the brothers lure her into a trap and exorcise the demon from her body after learning where John is being held prisoner. While trying to rescue John, the demon shows up and a battle ensues between the Winchesters and the yellow-eyed demon they have been searching for all their lives.
posted by orange swan on Jun 3, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Salvation  Season 1, Ep 21

Sam and Dean stake out the demon's next target: a family with a six-month-old baby showing signs of special abilities. Meg turns to killing John's friends in order to get the Colt, and John heads off alone to confront her.
posted by orange swan on Jun 2, 2021 - 13 comments

Supernatural: Dead Man's Blood  Season 1, Ep 20

After Daniel Elkins, a vampire hunter and John's mentor, is murdered, Sam and Dean are surprised when John himself shows up to solve the case, and tells them the vampires have taken an antique gun, which has the power to kill all supernatural beings. The Winchesters set out to retrieve the gun from the vampires so they can use it to kill the demon that killed Mary Winchester and Jessica.
posted by orange swan on Jun 1, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Provenance  Season 1, Ep 19

A young couple is murdered in their home shortly after buying an antique family portrait that had been painted circa 1910. Upon reviewing the painting's provenance, Sam and Dean learn that everyone who has ever bought the painting has been murdered, and try to discover how the portrait is causing the deaths before it can claim its next victim. 
posted by orange swan on May 31, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Something Wicked  Season 1, Ep 18

Dean gets a second chance to right a wrong from his past when the brothers get a mysterious tip from their father about a case they'd worked years ago, but left unfinished after Sam was nearly killed by the creature.
posted by orange swan on May 30, 2021 - 5 comments

Book: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

"Addie LaRue was born in France at the very end of the 17th century — but no one remembers that. No one, that is, except for Addie herself and the devil she makes a deal with to escape an unwanted marriage and an ordinary life." (NPR Review) [more inside]
posted by jedicus on May 30, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Hell House  Season 1, Ep 17

When their investigation of a seemingly run-of-the-mill haunting begins to go haywire, Sam and Dean find that Harry and Ed, two bumbling, wanna-be paranormal investigators, are already on the case.
posted by orange swan on May 29, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Shadow  Season 1, Ep 16

While looking into a mysterious murder in Illinois, Sam and Dean come across Meg, a woman whom Sam met roadside in Indiana in the "Scarecrow" episode, and who turns out to be something other than the random hitchhiker Sam initially thought she was.
posted by orange swan on May 28, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: The Benders  Season 1, Ep 15

After following up on a pattern of unusually high numbers of missing persons in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sam is abducted and locked in a cage, and Dean must team up with a sheriff to find him... before the hunt begins.
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Nightmare  Season 1, Ep 14

When Sam begins to have waking visions in additions to his nightmares, he and Dean investigate the unusual murders he envisioned, only to find they're all true, and that perhaps Sam's not the only one with special abilities.
posted by orange swan on May 26, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Route 666  Season 1, Ep 13

Dean is contacted by an ex-flame, who asks him for help because black men in her hometown are being murdered by a driverless spectral truck.
posted by orange swan on May 25, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Faith  Season 1, Ep 12

After Dean is injured on a case and told the physical damage he sustained will kill him within a month, Sam thinks he's found a cure in a preacher who performs miracles. However, after they discover that these miracles are not as "holy" as advertised, the brothers race to stop them before another innocent life is sacrificed.
posted by orange swan on May 24, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Scarecrow  Season 1, Ep 11

After arguing about whether to search for their father or work a case he gave them, Sam and Dean part company: Sam to continue the search in California; Dean to investigate the mysterious disappearances of couples passing through a seemingly idyllic town in Indiana.
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Asylum  Season 1, Ep 10

While investigating a haunting in an abandoned asylum and rescuing two teenagers who ventured in, Sam and Dean become trapped with the spirits of those who died in a violent patient riot decades before, one of whom was a doctor whose treatments caused extreme rage in his victims.
posted by orange swan on May 22, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Home  Season 1, Ep 9

Sam has a nightmare that he believes to be a vision of their childhood home and convinces a reluctant Dean that they need to go back to the Winchester's former house in Lawrence, Kansas. They soon discover that the new owner is being plagued by what could be the same entity that killed their mother 22 years before.
posted by orange swan on May 21, 2021 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Bugs  Season 1, Ep 8

Sam and Dean head to Oklahoma to investigate a recent spate of insect-related deaths in a new housing development.
posted by orange swan on May 20, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Hook Man  Season 1, Ep 7

Sam and Dean investigate an age-old urban legend known as the Hook Man when they learn that the spirit of a 19th century pastor with a hook for a hand and a twisted sense of morals seems to be meting out punishments to everyone in the vicinity of a minister's 18-year-old daughter. 
posted by orange swan on May 19, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Skin  Season 1, Ep 6

A serial killer shape-shifter adopts the likeness of Sam's college buddy to commit a gruesome murder. When the brothers investigate, the being "borrows" Dean's form to continue the killing spree.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Bloody Mary  Season 1, Ep 5

When three adolescent girls play a game of Bloody Mary during a sleepover and unleash a ghost who lives in mirrors and kills by gouging out the eyes of her prey, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop her before she claims another victim.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2021 - 5 comments

Book: Black Water Sister

Zen Cho's latest fantasy novel: "A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy." A closeted gay woman moves, with her mom and dad, back from the US to Malaysia, and discovers even more secrets to untangle. Suspenseful, funny, observant.
posted by brainwane on May 17, 2021 - 2 comments

Book: The Other Wind

The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world, and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand. (Book 6 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on May 7, 2021 - 2 comments

Book: Half-Witch

A YA medieval fantasy featuring an unusual and transformative friendship between a whip smart and deeply religious young girl and a local witch. Super weird, transporting, beautiful.
posted by latkes on May 4, 2021 - 6 comments

Book: Victories Greater Than Death

First in a planned series of YA Space Fantasy novels about Tina Mains (secretly a clone of an alien space-hero), her crew of teen smarty pals, and their adventures aboard an intergalactic spaceship in their battle against evil. Swashbuckling space battles, romance, evil space fascists, and friendship above all!
posted by latkes on May 1, 2021 - 3 comments

Book: Tales from Earthsea

The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels—yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella “The Finder”, and the short stories “The Bones of the Earth”, “Darkrose and Diamond”, “On the High Marsh”, and “Dragonfly”. (Book 5 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Apr 2, 2021 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: OUTLAW  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

Re-rewatch! Gor is a desert planet where few people wear much clothes, and our hero Tarl Cabot ("Cabot? Cabot!") travels there from Earth via mystic jewelry, although he doesn't encounter their famous houseplants. Watch our for Jack Palance crapping bigger than any of us. Verily it is a toobular boobular joy! Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Mar 24, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: Forbidden Empire

In the grand tradition of Russian fantasy films comes a new version of the supernatural legend of The Viy, written by Nicolai Gogol. An eighteenth century English cartographer sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest. Streaming on Amazon Prime. Note: this is a bad movie. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Mar 14, 2021 - 3 comments

Book: Tehanu

Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan—Tenar, an isolated young priestess, and Ged, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again, to help another—the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed. (Book 4 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Mar 5, 2021 - 14 comments

Book: The Farthest Shore

Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea. As the world and its wizards are losing their magic, Ged—powerful Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord—embarks on a sailing journey with the highborn young prince, Arren. They travel far beyond the realm of death to discover the cause of these evil disturbances and to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it. (Book 3 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 5, 2021 - 6 comments

The Watch: The What?  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

The Watch goes undercover in order to infiltrate The Assassins Guild. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 12, 2021 - 4 comments

The Watch: A Near Vimes Experience  Season 1, Ep 1

Capt. Sam Vimes' life of drinking and being fairly useless is interrupted when a supposedly dead figure from his past returns to Ankh-Morpork. Inspired by the work of Sir Terry Prachett. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 7, 2021 - 20 comments

Book: Swords in the Mist

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser discuss the tension between wage labor and freedom. Fafhrd finds religion. The Mouser tries his hand at career a in organized crime and gets bumped up into a supervisory role. They make a detour from Nehwon to explore the Levant. They see more of Ningauble's ocular organs than anyone should be comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Jan 4, 2021 - 2 comments

Book: The Tombs of Atuan

Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her—home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan. Then a wizard, Ged, comes to steal the Tombs’ greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar’s duty is to protect the Ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known. Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain? (Book 2 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jan 3, 2021 - 14 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 5

Rewatch! As multiple observers note, "That's not Sinbad!" It isn't. It's Sadko, a movie production of what was originally an opera, although there are no songs here. The main character was renamed Sinbad because he had better name recognition. All the same, this is an excellent episode of our favorite cowtown puppet show. Previously
posted by JHarris on Dec 10, 2020 - 1 comment

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