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Films 

A Look At The LACMA’s Guillermo del Toro Exhibit!

Guillermo del Toro is one of us. OK. Except ridiculously talented. And wealthy enough to buy any cool and creepy thing he desires. But basically, he’s one of us! On top of helming films such as CRONOS, MIMIC, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, PAN’S LABYRINTH, BLADE 2, the two HELLOBOY films, PACIFIC RIM and CRIMSON PEAK, you’ll […]

Films Scary Fun video games 

ALIEN Sequels, FRANKENSTEIN Reboots and THE DARK TOWER — This Week’s Horror News Rundown

Reboots and sequels and Blu-rays, oh my! This was a big, big week for continuations of our favorite horror franchises, with casting news, exciting new directors and strange cinematic follow-ups to a beloved book series. Let’s not waste any time getting to this week’s horror news rundown! Javier Bardem is the New FRANKENSTEIN Universal Pictures […]

Films 

FRANKENSTEIN, HOWL, CHARLIE’S FARM? Who Is Alchemy & Why Don’t We Know About Them?

As someone that lives, breathes and writes about horror, I’d like to think I have my thumb on the pulse of which companies and distributors are doing what. But every once in a while, one will slip through the cracks! I mean, back at the height of the DVD boom in the early 2000’s, Anchor […]

Films 

The Bernard Rose FRANKENSTEIN Is The Modern Take We’ve Been Waiting For

When it comes to the legend of Frankenstein, I’m always cautious about any new project baring the famous creature’s moniker, if anything because there have already been so many re-interpretations of this same story. What could possibly be done now to make it different? Hell, it extends beyond film and into basic pop culture. Through the years, Frankenstein […]

Toys 

Artist Remakes ’80s Line of Kenner’s GHOSTBUSTERS Monster Toys!

The movie was remade, so why not the toys?! Released in June of 1984, the original GHOSTBUSTERS was a smash hit at the box office, going on to become the second highest-grossing film of that year and eventually spawning a media franchise that has continually become more and more popular in the past 30+ years. […]

Toys 

The 5 Most Valuable Funko POP! Horror Toys

They’re cute. They have big heads. And they’re EVERYWHERE. Over the course of the last couple years, Funko’s line of POP! vinyl toys has more or less taken over the world, to the point that the loveable little dudes and dudettes should probably have their own movie deal. The vinyl figures can be found even […]

Films TV 

Is The “TV Remake” Bubble Finally About To Break?

Remakes are nothing new.  In fact, they’ve been around since the very beginning of cinema. Edison Studios produced the very first adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN way back in 1910, and we’ve gone on to know many versions of the famed monster, from James Whale’s classic 1931 version, to Hammer Films’ FRANKENSTEIN series, to Robert DeNiro’s […]

Toys 

Remember When The NINJA TURTLES and UNIVERSAL MONSTERS Joined Forces?!

Like GHOSTBUSTERS, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is an ’80s property so popular that it’s as beloved and relevant today as it was when it was first introduced. And the franchises will soon share more in common than simply being enduringly popular, as sequel TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS and Paul Feig’s […]

Films 

Rumble in the Rubble: When FRANKENSTEIN Met THE WOLF MAN!

On the moonlit moors of Llanwelly Village, Sir John Talbot rushes to the aid of Gwen Conliffe, who is being attacked by a ghastly man-beast. He clubs the creature to death with a silver-­headed cane. Gwen is saved, but Sir John is horrified to discover that he has killed his own son, Lawrence Talbot. The […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Visiting the Real Frankenstein’s Castle

When Frankenstein’s Castle was built sometime in the thirteenth century, it was just one of many castles in what is now Germany, at the bottom of the Odenwald mountain range. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that Frankenstein became a household name with Mary Shelley’s novel. The historical link between the novel and the goings-on […]

Films 

Here’s How You Could Have Remade WAXWORK

I’m a huge fan of monster mashes. I mean, I think we all are, right? We grow up watching these larger than life characters that fill us with both fright and delight, and for whatever reason, we immediately start contemplating what the odds would be like if they ever faced off against each other. My […]

Films 

Rare Color Behind-The-Scenes Footage From SON OF FRANKENSTEIN!

In the 3 films in which Boris Karloff played Frankenstein’s Monster, we never got to see his version of the creature fully realized in color as all three of those features – FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and SON OF FRANKENSTEIN were shot in black & white. But this great, candid 16mm home video footage taken […]

Films 

Death by Laughter: Five Great American Made Horror Comedies

There are two things I love more than just about anything else in this world: being scared and laughing. Lucky for me, I get to do both every time I look in the mirror, but for you handsome gentlemen and lovely ladies reading this, that is not an option – you’re all cute as buttons! […]