“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 »
95 Years Of Silence: Celebrating ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ (1925)
Universal tested the horror waters on September 6, 1925, at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco when they released The Phantom of the Opera. Now, ninety-five years later, the film still stands the test of time and is still one of the most influential horror films ever. The movie was …Read More »
The Universal Monsters: A Look At The Monsters That Made Us—Part 1
Universal Studios gave birth to some of the greatest films of all time, from Jaws (1975 – read one of our writer’s thoughts on the film here) to Jurassic Park (1993). There is no denying their legacy and power in the film industry. However, Universal’s bread and butter has always …Read More »
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 …Read More »
PopHorror Interviews Prolific Horror Actor Bill Oberst, Jr.
You might not know the name Bill Oberst, Jr., but I can guarantee that you’ll recognize his face. Bill has been involved a huge amount of films, shorts, theater and television roles, and Facebook apps. There’s really not much this man hasn’t done. In his travels, he’s played a Nazi …Read More »
My Favorite Horror Movie: ‘The Wolf Man’ (1941)
As a kid who loved to read, my favorite times in school were always trips to the library. Being one of that rare breed of student who read more than was required, I was always on the lookout for something new, something to drag me out of the long school …Read More »
Midnight Clown: The Legend of Lon Chaney
Let’s talk, you and I, about legends. Let’s talk about tall tales and folklore and myths. Now that we’re all in the right state of mind, let’s talk about Lon Chaney. Born to deaf and mute parents in 1883, Leonidas Frank Chaney became one of the most prolific and talented …Read More »
Happy Birthday to Film Legend Lon Chaney!
Leonidas Frank Chaney, aka Lon Chaney, was born on this day in 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vastly talented, he was a legendary actor, artist, dancer, comedian, and voice actor. In addition, Chaney was a highly skilled makeup and special effects artist. His ground-breaking techniques and ability to contort his face …Read More »