Tag Archives: B-movies

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: ‘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: 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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