Before Batman fought Superman, before The Avengers assembled, before Freddy fought Jason, and before Godzilla fought King Kong, another shared universe was born. In 1943, in a successful attempt to revitalize the declining interest in their monsters, Universal Pictures created Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. The film would mark a …Read More »
George Waggner’s ‘The Wolf Man’ (1941) Turns 80 – Retro Review
“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms, and the autumn moon is bright.” That’s the verse we hear over and over again in The Wolf Man. In 1941, Universal Pictures added a werewolf to its …Read More »
Humanoids Releases ‘LUGOSI: THE RISE AND FALL OF HOLLYWOOD’S DRACULA’ Graphic Novel Biography
Maybe I’ve led a sheltered life, but I’ve never seen a fully illustrated, biographical graphic novel before. This is so cool! I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to a Hollywood horror legend. I’m talking about the just-released LUGOSI: THE RISE AND FALL OF HOLLYWOOD’S DRACULA from Humanoids. It …Read More »
Network Bringing Two British Horror Classics To Blu-ray Soon
Network is bringing two British horror classics to Blu-ray for the first time. Just in time for Halloween! We’re talking about Human Monster, aka Dark Eyes Of London (1939), and The Monster, aka I Don’t Want To Be Born (1975). Both feature all-star casts and a host of special features. …Read More »
Children Of The Night: 90 Years Of ‘Dracula’ (1931) Retro Review
The vampire is one of Hollywood’s favorite monsters and has been played by countless actors over the decades, although none could reach the influence and magnitude of Bela Lugosi’s (The Wolfman 1941) performance in Dracula (1931). Released on February 14, 1931, Dracula has made our hearts yearn and bleed for …Read More »
Frolic Pictures Announces Grindhouse Halloween Spooktacular Horror Triple Feature DVDs!
Frolic Pictures sends word that they’ve got 20 new Grindhouse Halloween Spooktacular Triple Features available for your viewing pleasure! These titles are hand-selected by Hollywood exploitation filmmaker Jared Masters (Agalmatophilia 2018). The collection represents a little something for every classic horror fan! Interested? Of course you are! Read on for all the …Read More »
MaltinFest Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
Jessie, Alice and Leonard Maltin love movies so much, they’re dedicating a whole weekend to sharing them with their friends, family, and fans. The first ever MaltinFest Film Festival, an event dedicated to movie lovers, is coming to Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre this weekend in Los Angeles. Spend three days with …Read More »
‘Revenge Of The Devil Bat’ Trailer is Here!
Bela Lugosi. I am sure that you’ve heard of him. He was a renowned Hungarian stage actor that emigrated to the United States and went on to become one of the most classic horror film icons, most notably known for playing Dracula in 1931’s Dracula. Fun fact: when Lugosi died in …Read More »
Ed Wood’s ‘Bride of the Monster’ (1955) – Tampering in God’s Domain!
Ed Wood’s 1955 sci-fi horror film, Bride of the Monster, may be silly, but it said a lot about mankind’s future. Yes, I’m being serious! If you don’t believe me, keep reading. “Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal! The jungle is my home. But I …Read More »
Six Dark, Unsettling Poetry/Literary Readings
Horror is not just for movies. Sometimes dark themes can be found in poetry and short stories. Below are some great poem and literary readings, often read aloud by the authors themselves. Sure, some may be more unsettling than others, but the contents of any of these readings could send …Read More »