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Films 

Universal Pictures Announces DARK UNIVERSE Starting With THE MUMMY; BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Is Up Next!

We’ve always known that THE MUMMY has been intended to kick off yet another monster-based “shared” universe, which quite frankly, is something the original Universal Monster movies did to begin with. I always kind of appreciate that each sequel would pick up where ever the last one left off (like The Wolfman and Frankenstein’s monster […]

Films 

5 Villains, 5 Heroes… Let’s Recast Our Own MONSTER SQUAD!

Last week on episode 46 of the Shock Waves podcast, we welcomed special guests Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert from THE MONSTER SQUAD onto the show. And in honor of these particular guests, we wanted to give each other (and our listeners) a fun homework assignment. If you could pick any 5 monsters and any […]

Films 

MONSTERPALOOZA 2017 Conquers Pasadena, CA Yet Again!

Well, it’s that time of year again! It’s the first of two times that the MONSTERPALOOZA weekend descends upon California and rocks the socks off of all us monster lovers out there. The convention, whose primary focus centers around celebrating the art of special FX, kicked off back in 2008 at the Burbank Marriot Convention […]

TV 

Remembering the Crazy 1976 TV Series MONSTER SQUAD!

In today’s TV landscape, horror fans are spoiled across all platforms when it comes to the type of programming they have to choose from. Long before Netflix, or even cable for that matter, horror shows weren’t produced as abundantly as they are today and finding a show with a decent amount of suspense in it could be […]

Films 

Plight Of The Platinum: The Impact of Blonde Women in Classic Horror on Society

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted. It’s easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able […]

Films 

When Godzilla ALMOST Fought Frankenstein!

I’m never sure. How seriously am I supposed to take Godzilla? Don’t get me wrong. I love Godzilla movies. In fact, I’ve probably seen more than most people, having – more than once – written holistic retrospectives of the whole series. That means I’ve seen over 30 Godzilla movies. Some are great, some are awful, […]

Films 

Universal’s Most Iconic Movie Monsters: Where Are They Now?

When classic movie monsters are brought up, everyone knows the usual suspects. The fanged DRACULA and misunderstood Frankenstein’s Monster often head up the back followed by the cursed Wolfman. If you dig a little deeper, though, you round out the roster, and encounter perennial favorites such as THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE INVISIBLE […]

Films Scary Fun 

Why My Inner Child Loves VAN HELSING (and Yours Should Too)

Hey, remember that time Dracula hired Doctor Frankenstein to build a monster, one that could be used to bring Dracula’s army of stillborn bat children to life? It was up to Van Helsing to stop him, but Van Helsing totally turned into a werewolf and had to team up with the Frankenstein monster to destroy […]

Films 

Is This New MUMMY A “Horror” Movie… Or What?

It’s been in the works for a while now, but for the last several years, Universal Studios has been looking for the appropriate way to relaunch their series of world-famous monsters. It hasn’t been easy. Francis Ford Coppola’s DRACULA was a stellar and proper adaptation of the original Bram Stoker book, but that came out […]

Toys 

The 10 Coolest Horror Collectibles Black Friday Gift Guide

Welcome to the most insane shopping day of the year! Whether you’ve been in line for cheap TVs for three days or prowling the interwebs, today’s all about buying things! With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 of the coolest horror collectibles ready for you to buy or pre-order right now. Whether you’re […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Donald Trump Lurks In Every Classic Horror Movie You Love

Look, we never get political on this site. No need. We like to keep it fun, interesting and entertaining when it comes to spooky stories, whether they be in real life or on the silver screen. But I’ll tell you one thing I do love – the sheer creativity of the horror community when it […]

Comic Books 

Creature Features In Burbank Pays Tribute To The Great Bernie Wrightson

Growing up, I was always a huge Stephen King fan. One of the earliest films I remember seeing on TV was SILVER BULLET, and as a budding young horror fan that was attempting to expand upon my vernacular, I tried to track down whatever King books I could find at the local book store, even […]

Scary Fun 

The Ultimate General Mills Monster Cereals Quiz!

Nothing says Halloween quite like General Mills’ Monster Cereals, and with Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry now back on store shelves, it’s safe to say that the best season of the year has officially begun. You love to love them and you damn sure love to eat them, but just how well do […]