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For "American Mary" star, Katherine Isabelle, the body modification thriller isn't a horror movie. "It’s being marketed simply as the horror movie, and I’m like 'Well it’s not really a horror movie. There’s no scary scenes,'" she told me in a recent interview. And she's right: it's a hard movie to classify, as is its heroine Mary Grant, med school student-turned-underground body modification pro Mary.

Directed and written by the twin duo of Jen and Sylvia Soska, "American Mary" exists in this weird place between exploitation film and social commentary, sitting uneasily with both. Isabelle and I talked about what Mary means to her, what it's like working with the Soska sisters, women in horror, and the legacy of Isabelle's role in the horror classic, 2000's "Ginger Snaps."

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Watch: SDCC 2013: Legend Of Korra Team Talks Season 2

by Alison H. Mayer

In case you missed it, Season 2 of Nickelodeon's hit series 'The Legend Of Korra' is premiering in September! The cast and creators had a few things (read: a lot) to say on the matter. Romance! Bending! Polar bear-dogs! Catch up on the latest from the creative team behind 'The Legend Of Korra', fresh from San Diego Comic-Con:

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This week, publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux released "Dead Pig Collector," a new shortform fiction story by esteemed author Warren Ellis.  And while the release of any new Ellis work is worth noting, the unorthodox format of this project (a 99¢ 'digital ebook single, with no physical edition planned) makes it even more of a special event – this is FSG's first exclusively digital release, and inspires all manner of interesting discussion about the distribution of novellas and short stories as stand-alone releases, and the flexibility of format that digital publication can provide. So, in the excitement around this release, we took the opportunity to ask Mr. Ellis some quick questions about this new story, the method of publication, and his creative process.

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Watch: "Game of Thrones" Star John Bradley

You know him as Samwell Tarly in "Game of Thrones," but when he's not being the most unloved member of the Night's Watch, he's actor John Bradley. The actor joined Steven Smith during San Diego Comic-Con.

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Watch: "Adventure Time" At San Diego Comic-Con!

Cartoon Network brought "Adventure Time" to San Diego Comic-Con.

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Watch: "The Walking Dead" Producer Gale Anne Hurd

Prolific producer Gale Anne Hurd stopped by the MTV Livestream during San Diego Comic-Con to chat with our host, Steven Smith, about all things "The Walking Dead."

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Each week, MTV Geek will sit down with the writers of TNT's alien invasion drama "Falling Skies" and in a spoiler-heavy interview about the developments in the latest episode. Who lives, who dies, and what strange new factions will develop in the third season as the 2nd Mass escalates their conflict with the alien invaders.

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Watch: Corey Taylor Talks "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To Heaven"

Did you know Stone Sour/Slipknot's Corey Taylor spent some time in the midst of ghost hunters, studying the supernatural? That's the basis of his book, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To Heaven," where he writes about his own brushes with the unknown

During San Diego Comic-Con, Taylor sat down with MTV Geek's Steven Smith to talk about some of these strange encounters and the fine line between skepticism and cynicism.

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At San Diego Comic-Con, during Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada's "Cup O' Joe" panel, it was announced that Marvel will be publishing the long-awaited sequel to 2001's "Wolverine: Origin" series.  The limited series will launch in November, and we got the chance to talk to creative team Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert about their work on this title, and how they're going about delving into more of James Howlett/Logan/Wolverine's early years.

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Monte Cook has been designing roleplaying games for over 20 years, including Dungeons and Dragons third edition, and games he published through his own company, Arcana Unearthed and Ptolus.

On August 1, he will be releasing the PDF of his new game, Numenera. The print books will follow on August 14. The science fantasy RPG raised over $500,000 on Kickstarter, as well as a whole community of supporters.

In part 2 of our two-part interview with Monte Cook, we discuss his career, what he has learned about self-publishing, and how Kickstarter helped shape Numenera.

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My breathing starts to slow down as the therapist continues to speak, my limbs feeling heavier and heavier. I have the twin feelings that I'm both very relaxed, and mildly distressed that the hypnotherapist would be rooting around in my essential wiring, and at that exact moment, there was nothing I could do about it.

But let me back up.

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In December, the 'first season' of Marvel's "Young Avengers" will draw to a close, and author Kieron Gillen has big plans for what happens next...  But before launching into the next big storyline, he's giving them a second to kick back and have fun, as he (and series artist Jamie McKelvie) are assembling an all-star lineup of artists and guest stars for some post-New Years revelry in the special issue "Young Avengers - The Afterparty"! I took the chance to speak (and geek out) with Gillen about the story, the collaborators and characters, and his experiences creating this title.

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Monte Cook has been a roleplaying game designer for over 20 years and is best known for working on the Planescape setting for Dungeons and Dragons, being one of the designers of Dungeons and Dragons third edition, and a variety of games such as Arcana Unearthed and Ptolus that he self-published through his company Malhovac.

After a hiatus for several years, he has returned to game design. Numenera is an original game and unique setting with the tendency toward the strange. The game will be released as a PDF on August 1, with the printed book to follow on August 14.

In part 1 of our two-part interview with Monte Cook, we discuss the creation of Numenera, the feel of the game, and the power of ideas.

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By Karen Yossman

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has proved that Turtle Power is alive and well despite a rocky re-boot for the franchise. Before the first episode of the new series had even aired, critics were vocal about the use of CGI over 2D animation and the jettisoning of Michelangelo's classic catchphrase "cowabunga" for Ali G's "booyakasha". And that's even leaving aside the PR headache of Michael Bay's big screen version, which was shut down in pre-production (although it's now back on track).

During San Diego Comic-Con, I sat down with the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" team (Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Peter Hastings) to talk about fan reactions, season 2 and, of course, pizza.

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Each week, MTV Geek will sit down with the writers of TNT's alien invasion drama "Falling Skies" and in a spoiler-heavy interview about the developments in the latest episode. Who lives, who dies, and what strange new factions will develop in the third season as the 2nd Mass escalates their conflict with the alien invaders.

In this week's episode of "Falling Skies," we get a chance to poke around inside 2nd Mass leader Tom Mason's head after he's captured (again) by the Eshpeni. And thankfully, we have the man who wrote the episode, John Wirth, to lead us on a guided tour of Tom's messy headspace.

Spoilers after the jump

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