By Bob Cannon
Updated April 26, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Supernatural creatures disguised as horror-movie monsters attack a splatter-flick convention in Chicago, so the White Council of wizards enlists the help of disgraced spell caster Harry Dresden.

Culture Clash
Cops and wizards wield swords, hellfire, and Bob the Talking Skull to invade the mean Faerie Queen’s fortress.

Genre Mash
Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.

A fast and furious adventure, with winking nods to Bugs Bunny and John Carpenter.