Tag Archives: Lon Chaney Jr

Anthology Flashback #8: ’13 Demon Street’ (TV Series 1959–1960)

13 Demon Street

Time to talk about 13 Demon Street. Though short-lived, this old, Swedish-American horror anthology show was hosted by the great Lon Chaney, Jr. In addition to being the son of film icon Lon Chaney, the actor had already enjoyed success as The Wolf Man in 1941 and other Universal Horror …

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Taking A Look Back At ‘The Mummy’s Ghost ‘ 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago on July 7, 1944, The Mummy’s Ghost released, the second of three films in which Lon Chaney, Jr. (The Wolf Man 1941, Spiderbaby: The Maddest Story Ever Told 1967 – read our retro review here) portrayed the mummy, Kharis. Directed by Reginald Le Borg (Joe Palooka franchise) he …

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‘Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein’ Turns 70!

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

When I have conversations with people my age about their favorite movies that they grew up with, I hear a lot of the same: The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Sandlot, Labyrinth (a personal favorite of mine) or Neverending Story. But the movies that shaped my childhood were a lot …

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Spider Baby, The Maddest Story Ever Told – Lon Chaney Jr, Sid Haig, and the Beauty of Schlock and Insanity

On Christmas Eve 1967, Jack Hill’s Spider Baby, The Maddest Story Ever Told (AKA Cannibal Orgy, The Maddest Story Ever Told) introduced us to the delightfully demented Merrye family. Elizabeth, Virginia, and Ralph are the last members of a wealthy, reclusive, and horribly inbred family cursed with a disease that …

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