Tag Archives : buffy the vampire slayer

Roundtable: My First Fandom


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Roundtable! You’re used to hearing us gather and share our thoughts on movies and our favorite things, but we thought it might be fun to chat about other topics that relate to speculative fiction as well. To kick off this new column, I asked: What was your very first speculative fiction fandom and how did…

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My Favorite Things: Halloween Special


Welcome to a special, giant-sized edition of My Favorite Things! Normally this is a spot for us to share our recent favs, but we couldn’t resist putting a ghoulish twist on the column for one of our favorite holidays — Halloween! There’s no better day for carving wicked jack-o-lanterns, marathoning horror movies, and gorging yourself on way too much candy. Read on…

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Rewatch: Even Zombie Movies Have Sophomore Slumps


I love the first Resident Evil movie for a gazillion reasons, all mentioned here. Getting through the second one, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, is a chore, which is sad because there’s a lot I want to like. Watching this installment is a lot like critiquing a teenager’s first draft of a story. “Why did you have that happen?” “Duh, because it’s…

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The Evolution of Vampires in Popular Fiction


Since launch, Speculative Chic has featured articles on personal writing journeys, collections of things people love, and some amazing reviews. So why are we suddenly throwing an academic discussion on vampires at you? Because I’m a huge nerd, that’s why! (See my bio page for official details and credentials regarding my nerdiness.) By now you’ve gotten a taste of me through…

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