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Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans — financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

Films 

The 10 Scariest Horror Movies of the 1950s

It’s October, and everyone is on the quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each. The 1950s are usually associated with cheezy b-grade monsters, campy mad scientists, and stiff-walking aliens bringing some […]

Films 

Biting the Big Apple: THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and Q, THE WINGED SERPENT!

The island of Manhattan has endured its fair share of monstrous destruction through the years. Starting with a certain giant ape who made a big hit on the streets of New York in 1933, the city has weathered attacks from all manner of celluloid beasties. Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, wolf people, gremlins and giant marshmallow […]