Penny Dreadful Review

Penny Dreadful is a 2014 supernatural dark fantasy horror drama thriller television series created by John Logan, starring Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, Patti LuPone, and Wes Studi.   The series follows explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. Positives: Great performances Deep, compelling characters Awesome soundtrack Engaging story Very violent Terrific special effects Clever writing Negatives: Stories don’t…

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Being Human (US Version) Review

Being Human (US Version) is a 2011 supernatural drama television series created by Toby Whithouse, starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Hutington, and Kristen Hager. Serving as a remake of the BBC show of the same name, the series revolves around three roommates living in Boston, the trio attempting to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf. Positives: Great characters Terrific cast Good special effects Great story Great performances Good score Great writing Great character development Negatives: n/a Plot:  The premise of the show…

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Witches in Fiction and Folklore

Witches are beings who practice witchcraft and spellcraft.  There are a lot of different witches in fiction who derive their power from different sources. They range from those who sell their souls to the devil to magic being passed through the bloodline to having extensive knowledge of herbs and ingredients to perform some pretty impressive feats.  This post will focus on different examples including those in literature, film, television, comics, animation, and video games. List of Witch Powers and Abilities in Fiction In Film: Top 20 Witches in Film Thanks for…

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List of Witch Powers and Abilities in Fiction

Witches are beings who practice witchcraft and spellcraft. This list was inspired by the List of Vampire Traits in Folklore and Fiction on Wikipedia, albeit a few modifications. Supernatural Powers Potion Making – The capability of collecting items to create potions of various effects. Mediumship – Can view ghosts/spirits of deceased and communicate and/or interact with them. Telepathy Telekinesis Necromancy Pyrokinesis Healing Clairvoyance Precognition Reincarnation Evocation Appearance Alteration – Witches have the ability to alter their appearance.  In the 1996 movie The Craft, Nancy changes her appearance to look like Sarah. Weaknesses…

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Witch Buster, Vol. 2 Recap/Review

  Written by: Jung-Man Cho Volume 2 begins with the aftermath of Varete and East’s battle in which completely destroys Mountainville.  Meanwhile Tasha, Xing, and Tarras are traveling together when they check in into the Abbol Inn when Tasha’s luggage is stolen. He finds the young thief and after an extensive chase corners her revealing himself as a Witch Hunter and learns her name is Monica and that she can see the life threads of others.  Xing and Tarras overhear that there is a witch present in the area and…

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Witch Buster, Vol. 1 Recap/Review

  Writer and Art by: Jung-Man Cho Volume 1 begins with a Witch Hunter named Tasha Godspell who arrives at a town but is denied access due to an inspection checkpoint.  He’s thrown in jail and learns from his cellmate that a group of Witch Hunters are in town searching for a witch.  She reveals herself as a witch to him (which honestly makes no sense since she could’ve attacked the town before he got there).  Summoning her supporter, Golem (which looks freakin’ awesome) she attacks the town but is…

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Charmed Battle: Who’s Your Favorite Charmed One?

The Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, who use their combine Power of Three to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern-day San Francisco. The sisters consist of  Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty), Piper Halliwell (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano), and their the long-lost younger half-sister Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan). Prue Halliwell Portrayed by: Shannen Doherty Piper Halliwell Portrayed by: Holly Marie Combs Phoebe…

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Stardust – Movie Review

Stardust is a 2007 romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Matthew Vaughn, starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Strong, and Robert De Niro.  The film is based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name and follows a young man named Tristan who seeks a star to impress a girl, only to find that the star is a lady named Yvaine.  However, Yvaine is being pursued by a prince seeking power and a witch seeking eternal youth. Positives: Great characters Great cast Great performances Good story Good visuals…

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Top 20 Witches in Film

Although not as pronounced as the vampire and werewolf genres in film there have been some pretty awesome witch films.  Witches are women (or the female equivalent of a male witch or warlock) who dabbles in the dark arts and/or magic. 20. Evanora Film: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Portrayed by: Rachel Weisz 19. Becky Westlake Film: They’re Watching (2016) Portrayed by: Brigid Brannagh  18. Enchantress Film: Suicide Squad (2016) Portrayed by: Cara Delevingne 17. Betty Film: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) Portrayed by: Deborah Harry 16. Muriel Film: Hansel & Gretel: Witch…

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The Witch Review

The Witch is a 2015 supernatural horror film directed by Robert Eggers, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.  The plot follows a Puritan family, who are banished from a Puritan plantation, who begin to encounter supernatural forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm.

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