M.R. James – author

Montague “Monty” Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost …

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Deep Breath: Doctor Who – TV episode

“Deep Breath” is the first episode of the eighth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One and released in cinemas worldwide on …

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Mire Beasts – Doctor Who monsters

The Mire Beasts, tentacled octopoid monstrosities tucked away in Episode One (“The Executioners”) and Episode Two (“The Death of Time”) of the 1965 Doctor Who story The Chase, are among …

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Attack of the Rats! – article

Some animals are guaranteed to inspire feelings of disgust and fear in cinema audiences, and none more so than the humble rat. While a few people keep rats as pets, …

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The Axons – Doctor Who monsters

The Axons appeared in The Claws of Axos, a Doctor Who story made in 1971 starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. They featured only once in the classic series and have so far not …

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Vampires – BBC TV play, UK, 1979

Vampires is a 1979 made-for-television play, broadcast by the BBC as part of their Play For Today strand. Concerning the obsessions of two school boys who suspect their neighbourhood is inhabited …

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Zygons – Doctor Who monsters

The Zygons are a fictional extraterrestrial race in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. They first appeared in the Fourth Doctor serial Terror of the Zygons. The Zygons have shape-shifting abilities, allowing them to replicate the appearance …

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Beasts – TV series, UK, 1976

Beasts is a series of six 1976 British television plays by Manx writer Nigel Kneale, unconnected but for a horror theme, made by production company ATV for the  ITV network. In 1976, Nigel Kneale left his …

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

Treehouse of Horror episodes are a series of episodes in the animated series The Simpsons. They are Halloween specials, each consisting of three separate, self-contained segments. These segments usually involve the Simpson family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting. They …

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