Category Archives: Horror

Monsters and Matinees: The Handsome Face of Horror in ‘I Married a Monster from Outer Space’

The Handsome Face of Horror in ‘I Married a Monster from Outer Space’ When classic movie fans think of the faces of horror, we rightly go to some of the most iconic creatures in film history: the Universal monsters and … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: You’re invited to the ‘House on Haunted Hill’

Movie audiences going to see House on Haunted Hill in 1959 knew they were in for a treat. They didn’t know much more than that – only that it was something called “Emergo” and it had never before been seen. … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: ‘The Blob’ is based on a what?!

‘The Blob’ is based on a what?! “Do you know the movie The Blob, Aunt Toni?” I’ve never heard a sweeter question than that one recently asked by my 11-year-old niece, Grace. As classic movie fans, we all hope to … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: The ‘It’ Factor of Classic Horror Titles

The ‘It’ Factor of Classic Horror Titles It. Two simple letters that form the most innocuous of words, one that we use hundreds of times a day without thinking. And that’s the point of the word that is defined as … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Anthologies Serve Quick Bites of Horror

Monsters and Matinees: Anthologies Serve Quick Bites of Horror We’re hearing a lot about Quibi these days, a new video platform touting a “quick bite” philosophy of short-form videos. Classic horror fans been ahead of the curve on this idea, … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Universal’s True Original Monster and Other She-Wolves

Universal’s True Original Monster and Other She-Wolves We love our Universal Monsters. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and The Wolfman – these guys are legends for a reason. But it’s time to ask the guys to move over and make room … Continue reading

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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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German Expressionism 101 – Part Two (The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari)

German Expressionism 101 Part Two Like the pretty much all of the art in 1920s Germany, Expressionism dominated German Cinema. Before WWI, the German Film Industry lagged behind countries such as the US, France, and Italy due to its lack … Continue reading

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Werewolf of London (1935)

“Neither man nor wolf…” Stuart Walker’s Werewolf of London (1935) succeeds in terrifying sensitive souls. The movie tells the story of botanist, Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) who goes on an expedition to Tibet where the rare mariphasa lupina lupina can … Continue reading

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The Universal Pictures Blogathon: Dracula (1931)

“I never drink…wine” Bela Lugosi as Dracula, need I say more? I’d venture to guess that many classic movie fans have fond (or not so fond) memories of being scared out-of-their-wits when they were kids as they watched Frankenstein, Dracula, … Continue reading

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