Author Archives: Toni Ruberto

Monsters and Matinees: Still Buzzing about ‘The Fly’ Trilogy

Still Buzzing about The Fly… It’s easy to think of the 1958 film The Fly in two words: “help me.” That phrase – often said in a silly high-pitched voice meant to mimic the film – is from an iconic … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Tiny Terrors Bring Big Thrills

Monsters and Matinees: Tiny Terrors Bring Big Thrills Have you ever felt a weird sensation on your leg and reached down to bat it away? Or thought you saw something on the floor and jerked your leg thinking it was … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: B-Movie or Kids’ Film? ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ is Both

B Movie or Kids’ Film? Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is Both This is tough to admit, but sometimes horror and sci-fi B-movies don’t have a particularly scary monster. Sometimes, they are just … bizarre. That’s true in Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: ‘Tarantula’ – Or why I’m afraid to look out my bedroom window

Tarantula – Or why I’m afraid to look out my bedroom window My childhood bedroom had two windows: one by the headboard and one near the other end of the bed. They were great to let a cool breeze in … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: How Movies With Dad Spawned A Classic Horror Fan

How Movies With Dad Spawned A Classic Horror Fan It was a moment of serendipity that had me nearly bouncing out of my seat. Classic Movie Hub was looking for stories about “classic sci-fi movies and horror and …” I … Continue reading

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