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“Monsters of the Week:” The Essential X-Files Companion

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“The X-Files” has unnerved and engrossed watchers for years, justly earning its title as the longest-running science-fiction television series in U.S. history. What started out as a cult classic evolved into an integral part of pop culture, putting both David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) on a fast track to stardom. For all of those who were steadfast fans from the start, and for those who like the skeptical Dana Scully needed more time to believe but eventually came around, Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to the X-Files (Abrams) is a must-read this October. Celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary, television critics Zack Handlen and Todd Vanderwerff have provided us with a comprehensive review and analysis on just…

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Horrifying Reads to Get You Ready for American Horror Story Season 6

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It’s no secret around the office that I’m a huge fan of FX’s American Horror Story (AHS). I even had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking around the set of “Coven: Season 3”, meeting the writers and watching the actors film for six hours. Anyways, enough about me. As we all know, fall means Halloween time fun, which correlates to loving everything that is scary, especially a new season of AHS. From a depressing group of ghosts to an insane clown and most recently a group of hungry vampire children, writer Ryan Murphy is certainly not afraid to push the boundaries of television. But this year the AHS marketing team seems to be taking a different route. First of all, season 6 is starting a month earlier…

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