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CONTEST: Teen Wolf Season 3, Pt. 1 DVD Giveaway

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A full moon is not required to enjoy the company of werewolves and now you can enter to win a DVD of Teen Wolf Season 3, part 1. Do you need to catch up before Season 3, part 2 premieres or do you just want to re-live the excitement? Or you just want to see another Shirtless Montage in the special features? (Ladies!) Read below to find out how you can win.

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Teen Wolf VIP Fan Event & DVD Release Party

Teen Wolf VIP Fan Party!

I was lucky enough to get an invite to the Teen Wolf VIP Fan Party, an intimate event for fans to celebrate the release of Season 3, part 1 on DVD. The event started with a panel with show creator, Jeff Davis, and cast members including Holland Roden (Lydia),  Charlie and Max Carver (The Alpha Twins), Melissa Ponzio (Melissa), Linden Ashby (Deputy Stilinski) and Haley Webb (Jennifer) and moderated by ET! Online’s Jarrett Weiselman. Afterwards, we dropped by the VIP party and took photos and interviewed Melissa — see below for the video!

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INTERVIEW: Steve Lund of ‘Bitten’

Steve Lund It’s kind of hard not to enjoy an interview when you get to talk about Indiana Jones, superpowers, and Boba Fett mugs. Recently I had the pleasure of conducting a very fun interview with actor Steve Lund who will be appearing in the upcoming show Bitten. Lund will be playing the character Nick, a werewolf who is a fun loving guy and runs his own bar. In this interview Lund talks about his character on Bitten, how Indiana Jones inspired him to become an actor, his thoughts on the meanings behind different superpowers, and his favorite comic book movie.

It was a lot of fun chatting with Lund and you guys should definitely check him out. After the interview we geeked out a bit over how much fun conventions can be. Yes, he is pretty cool.

How is it you got into acting?

Well I always wanted to be an actor when I was really young. I always tell people that Indiana Jones was the reason why I got started, hence my Skype name (his Skype handle is an awesome reference to that character).

It’s a very awesome Skype name, by the way.

Thank you! I always like to do weird names with these usernames. Sometimes I feel it would be too generic to use my name. I don’t know, I just try to get a little creative. They’re misinterpreted a lot of the time, but I don’t care. (Laughs). Anyways, when I was really young I was dressing up like Indiana Jones every single day. I’d go to the mall and I’d have the whip, I had the hat, I had the gun, I had a man purse that I’d put stones into and relics and whatever I would find. That was it for me. I was telling people that I was going to be an actor. You know when you’re a small kid and you don’t have a lot of knowledge of what a career path is and somebody asks you what you want to be and you say, “Oh, I want to be an astronaut,” or, “a doctor.” I said I wanted to be an actor. It’s pretty cool twenty years later to be able to still say that.

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Why You Need to Watch BBC’s ‘Being Human’

A few years ago a friend of mine told me about a show they had seen on BBC America about a vampire, werewolf, and ghost living together. I remember they said to me, “I think it’s called Being Human. You should check it out, it’s right up your alley.”

Needless to say I was all over that like stink on, well, something very stinky and after watching the first episode I was hooked. It’s everything I love about the supernatural genre combined with wit, charm, and hilarity. The show is now on its fourth series and I am happy to say is just as wonderful as ever. If you have never watched BBC’s Being Human, then let me enlighten you as to why it is kind of amazing.

1). IT’S REFRESHING AND ORIGINAL. These days we are bombarded with stories about vampires and werewolves. Every other new film or show is jumping on the supernatural bandwagon, which I wouldn’t mind so much if the stories weren’t so derivative of each other. Being Human thankfully does not fall into this category. The main characters are unique and endearing, and they stand apart from the stereotypical depictions that occur with supernatural creatures.

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Book Review: ‘Bloodstone: A Deadtown Novel’ by Nancy Holzner

Bloodstone is the third novel in Nancy Holzner’s Deadtown series. I haven’t read the first two (Deadtown and Hellforged) but I picked up on the premise right away. In Boston, there is a little town called Deadtown and this is where all the monsters–excuse me, the paranormal beings live. Kind of like a semi-concentration camp for all things related to werewolves, vampires, demon-slayers, zombies, etc..

The story revolves around Victory ‘Vicky’ Vaughn, a shapeshiting demon slayer or a ‘Cerddorion’– the author’s own creation. Cerddorion women have the ability to shape shift and have been known to battle demons throughout time. They can also control and communicate with each other via their dreams. Basically, Vicky works a freelance demon-slayer unless she’s battling the big guns and saving the world.

Yes, this novel is a downright urban fantasy (duh) but Holzner made the world she created kind of fun.

First of all, her take on how zombies act is pretty hilarious. They’re not brainless, rotting corpse who only want to devour the living flesh. In fact, they’re aware of who they are, re-animated from a plague and they satisfy their appetite with a lot of junk food. My favorite minor character in this book is Vicky’s doorman at her apartment building, a zombie named Clyde who acts pretty much like a stereotypical English butler: proper, well-mannered and easily frazzled.

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Great Halloween Movies: ‘Dog Soldiers’

Picture it: A group of soldiers are on a routine military exercise in the wilderness of Scotland. Everything is fine and dandy, until they find a rival group completely slaughtered with only one survivor babbling total nonsense. They soon discover that what committed this gruesome act was not man, but a deadlier foe who is already on their trail.

This foe is a pack of large, deadly, and very hungry werewolves.

Dog Soldiers was written and directed by Neil Marshall, the man responsible for the utter creepfest The Descent and the fun post-apocalyptic movie Doomsday (that movie kicked ass). What makes Dog Soldiers great is that it’s not a standard “werewolf movie”. It’s more like a war/male comradery movie… with werewolves. It’s about soldiers fighting a deadly foe, the main character Cooper overcoming his own issues, and the bad guys getting their just desserts… with werewolves. There are the standard set-ups and payoffs that exist within the genre, but since the movie never takes itself too seriously they totally work. Marshall makes this story a damn good time and a lot of fun for anybody who is a fan of werewolves.

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