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Horror with a smile for your next watching (and reading!) binge

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I’m kind of a horror wimp. If we’re ever watching a slasher film together, expect a lot of squealing, a lot of covering my eyes, and maybe some nail gouging during the particularly gory parts. This is why I like my horror served up with a healthy side of comedy—if I’m going to watch someone get chased by monsters, I might as well be laughing, too. Funny, campy horror has a long history on television: I still remember the plots to old episodes of The Munsters and The Addams Family I watched as kid. And even now there are some great shows out there that regularly mix their fake blood with a few jokes. So if you’re looking for the…

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Will meta-humans rescue the new television season?

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After dominating the big screen for the past several years, it was only a matter of time before comic book-inspired stories made their mark on television. And while such shows have already established a toehold on the small screen with series like Smallville, Arrow, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this TV season will see a quantum leap in the number of superheroes getting their own network time slots. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the comic book franchises that will come to life in your living room this year. Gotham (FOX) Gotham City may be a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there, what with all the bizarre super-villains waiting to wreck havoc on its…

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