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Pop! Vinyl's slow war of attrition with my wallet continues with a second run of figures based on World of Warcraft - and this time, the legends of Azeroth come backed by the cutest fallen Aspect of Earth you ever did see. D'aaaw!Read more...

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Guides for ghosts can sometimes be on the goofily macabre side (think Beetlejuice's Handbook for the Recently Deceased), but This Is How You Haunt Your House is instead fabulously grim, a chilling short horror film rendered as an instructional guide for the afterlife.Read more...

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Hellraiser was made for under $1 million, but wound up becoming one of the most significant horror movies of all time. And yet, the more you learn about this film's production, the more of a miracle it seems. Here are all the strangest facts you need to know about the making of Hellraiser.Read more...

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Continuing in the Borderlands series' grand tradition of making sly winks at everything from Minecraft to Game of Thrones to a whole lot of Internet memes, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is littered with secrets and references—some especially elaborate. Here are all the ones we know of so far.Read more...

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Rejoice, Citizen! Paranoia, the ultimate RPG of the darkly humorous future, is coming back — or it will if you don't mind spending a few Alpha Complex credits on this Kickstarter. The new version of the classic game has been streamlined and modernized for the 21st century, and best of all, it's almost nearly funded!Read more...

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As the grass grows deader and an otherworldly chill fills the air, thoughts turn to the march of darkness into waning summer days, and the unknowable, and sometimes horrifying secrets that it holds. It's here. It's finally here. It's our annual Spooky Stories contest. Read more...

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Doctors in Australia have transplanted a 'dead' heart that stopped beating for 20 minutes. It's being described as the biggest heart transplant breakthrough in a decade, one that could revolutionize the way organs are donated. The technique, which utilizes a portable unit that keeps blood flowing through heart tissue, took 12 years to develop. Previously, transplant units relied solely on donor hearts from brain dead patients whose hearts were still beating.Read more...

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Luke Evans is still going to be the new Crow, and the brand new reboot will allegedly start filming in the Spring of 2015. But no one is asking the real questions, like do we need another Crow movie? And does anyone want another Crow? [via THR]Read more...

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Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong.Read more...

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It might be the most famous, but the Hulkbuster - which made its awesome movie début in this week's fabulous Age of Ultron trailer - isn't the only suit Tony Stark has made to combat a specific super-foe. Here's 8 of Iron Man's 'buster'-style suits that are just as good, if not better.Read more...

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I'm super sorry, Dustin Welbourne writing for The Conversation, but yes. Reptiles are still a thing, and I gotta tell you why.Read more...

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Don DeLillo, author of the famous literary novel White Noise, has supplied The Atlantic with a review of the third track from Taylor Swift's latest album – eight seconds of static that were briefly made available to Canadian iTunes customers earlier this week.Read more...

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A small brewery in upstate New York has incurred the wrath of the Star Wars franchise by naming one of its signature lagers, "Strikes Bock." Lucasfilm has filed a "notice of opposition" against Empire Brewery, when it recently tried to trademark the beer.Read more...

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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." So said Marie Curie, a brilliant scientist who had clearly never heard of the horrifying Hawaiian caterpillars that dine on living flesh. Here, we explore how evolution came to play this cruel joke on us all.Read more...

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Over on his blog Morning, Computer, Warren Ellis has a few thoughts on the state of SF magazines (mostly of the British variety) prompted by the news that the new New Worlds is now defunct.Read more...

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A recent survey asked 1,500 Americans what they fear most. The answers may surprise you. Read more...

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Well, this is a pleasant surprise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is looking specifically for a female director to take the reins of the solo Wonder Woman movie, currently due in 2017.Read more...

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Whether it be rock or rap, metal or country, no genre of music has been left untouched by the influence of science fiction. Here are the 100 greatest songs about science fiction.Read more...

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75 years. 700 pages. 2000 images. Hardcover. $85 or more off MSRP. [ 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen]Read more...

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We're back with another look at neat crowdfunding projects, and this week's got everything from a poster series dedicated to NASA's robotic spacecraft, a mapping tool for fantasy writers and tabletop gamers alike, and even a Calendar dedicated to the badass Women of cosplay.Read more...

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From the creator of Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids comes a modern day Phantom of the Opera musical. Yes, Marc Cherry is making a Phantom TV show, and it could be the best-worst thing ever. Read more...

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Dealing with the legal ramifications of a curse or monster? Henry Parish, attorney at law, promises to end your legal woes in this lawyerly ad spoof. After all, bringing about the apocalypse is sure to make those pesky criminal charges go away.Read more...

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Researchers working in the Peruvian Andes have found an ice age camp located 14,760 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level. It's so high that the archaeologists were surprised ancient humans could even survive up there.Read more...

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Life during a zombie apocalypse can get pretty grim. Between roving bands of undead walkers trying to snack on your grey matter and feral humans roasting each other into lunch meat, there's precious little time to think about how you actually look. Eulyn Womble, the Costume Designer for The Walking Dead, is charged with creating unique character statements out of clothing that has to appear weathered or scavenged. Read more...

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