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The Monster (1925) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by Roland West and produced by W.L. Heywood.

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By Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 17, 2021 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This is the very first film adaptation of Curt Siodmak's science-fiction novel DONOVAN'S BRAIN. The movie was made by Republic Pictures and released in 1944. Siodmak was not involved in the production, which was directed by Western veteran George Sherman. In a spooky castle-like building (which is c... Read full article

A Hammer Duo: Twins of Evil and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

By Rick29 on Oct 31, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Neither Collinson twin looks evil here.In 1970, Hammer Films launched the Karnstein trilogy, which was loosely based on Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 novella Carmilla about a female vampire. The first two movies, The Vampire Lovers (1970) and Lust for a Vampire (1971), were modestly successful efforts chi... Read full article


By Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 20, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

I received as an early birthday present from my good friend Tim Durbin a Kino Blu-ray of the 1957 sci-fi monster movie THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD. Believe it or not, I had never actually seen this film. An earthquake strikes the area around the Salton Sea in southern California. The quake... Read full article


By Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 27, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Another Region A Hammer Blu-ray from Shout Factory--this time it is FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL. Made in 1972 but not released until 1974, this was the last Frankenstein film made by Hammer, the last time Peter Cushing played the role of Baron Frankenstein, and the very last film ever dir... Read full article

Basil Gogos and the Monster Art of Universal Horror Films

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 30, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Basil Gogos was a fabulous illustrator who is best known for his movie monster portraits which graced the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines during the 1960s and 1970s. He combined his passion for art with his love of movie monsters to create these colorful and highly detailed oil portr... Read full article

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Quotes from

Dr. Ziska: Rigo, a patient - I keep him in a trance. Sometimes he gets out - does terrible things.
Dr. Ziska: A strange case - but I deal in strange cases!
Dr. Ziska: I have only one guest chamber - but no doubt we can make the gentlemen comfortable.
Dr. Ziska: Caliban - see that the guests have the USUAL attention!
Dr. Ziska: My servant - don't allow him to frighten you - the poor creature is dumb!

Betty Watson: How can I ever be worthy of a wonderful man like you?
Johnny Goodlittle, the under clerk: Use your ingenuity.

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The original play opened in New York on 9 August 1922 and had 101 performances. Walter James originated his movie role as Calaban in the play. In the 1933 revival, DeWolf Hopper Sr. played Dr. Ziska.
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