Category Archives: Horror

Monsters and Matinees: How Roger Corman’s ingenuity created a film legacy

How Roger Corman’s ingenuity created a film legacy It started, appropriately, with Monster from the Ocean Floor in 1954. That was Roger Corman’s first film and everything about it, including that fun title, was a taste of what he would … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Sun Block can’t Help The Hideous Sun Demon

Sun Block can’t Help The Hideous Sun Demon The Hideous Sun Demon is a fantastic film title. It screams Beware! Danger! Turn back! I’m hideous and I’m a demon! It’s such a robust title, that it deserves an exclamation point … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: 1924 in Horror – ‘Hand’ it to Conrad Veidt

1924 in Horror – ‘Hand’ it to Conrad Veidt As someone always looking to find new classic horror films to watch, I like to take time early in the year to look back at what our favorite genre was like … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Film Masters has a Clear Vision for Restoring the Classics

Film Masters has a Clear Vision for Restoring the Classics Classic film fans know what it’s like to sit through a movie that’s all scratched up or crackles and pops; that’s too hard to see and too difficult to hear. … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: It’s only a Horror Movie – unless it’s True

It’s only a Horror Movie – unless it’s True Horror films can sometimes be too much even for the most fervent fan. Maybe it’s a scene so gross that you close your eyes. Or the minute you realize there’s a … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Move over Westerns and Make Way for Texas-sized B-Movie Horrors

Monsters and Matinees: Move over Westerns… Cowboys and horses and Texas. That’s been a winning hand for moviegoers and the film industry since 1910 when the state’s first film studio was opened in San Antonio by Gaston Méliès, brother of … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Revisiting the shades of fear in ‘The Leopard Man’

Revisiting the shades of fear in ‘The Leopard Man’ We’ve all been there. There’s a noise behind us. A rustling of bushes. Or a movement in a dark street corner. Is someone there? We casually walk a little faster while … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: A Killer Gaze: Richard Burton and his ‘Medusa Touch’

A Killer Gaze: Richard Burton and his ‘Medusa Touch’ A severely beaten man who has survived a heinous assault is unconscious in a London hospital. His head and face are wrapped in bandages with only his eyes (a key thing) … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: The Classic Connection of Warner Bros., Big Bugs and Hammer Horror

The Classic Connection of Warner Bros., Big Bugs and Hammer Horror Gangster films, innovative musicals, hard-boiled detective movies and female-centered dramas. Porky Pig, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny and Batman, too. That’s quite a distinct and diverse group of genres and … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: When Worlds Collide, Moviegoers Love to Watch

When Worlds Collide, Moviegoers Love to Watch It’s 1910 and the world is in a panic. Halley’s Comet is on its way, and people are terrified. They buy gas masks to save themselves from poisonous fumes and take anti-comet pills … Continue reading

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