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Unseen Horrors: The 1995 Unmade Version Of THE MUMMY By Mick Garris!

This past weekend, Universal Pictures launched their proposed and ambitious slate of upcoming monster movies, currently being touted under the banner of the “Dark Universe,” with the Tom Cruise fronted THE MUMMY. And as is the case with me when any franchise comes back, my inner fanboy must go back and revisit every film in the series. […]

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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 […]

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5 Times ABBOTT and COSTELLO Faced The Universal Monsters!

Sure ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN is a great monster mash but have you seen the others? For many that film was the ultimate gateway flick to discovering the classic creature features. After all, it had everything in it – the comedians were in top from and Bela Lugosi officially played Dracula for the first […]

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Let’s Howl At The 10 Coolest Looking Cinematic Werewolves!

I love monster movies. I mean, we all do, right? But if I had to narrow it down to one particular monster? The werewolf. I’ve always been a huge fan of werewolf horror, mainly the stories that tackle the duality between 2 personalities, constantly fighting for dominance and then losing all control and succumbing to their […]

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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 […]

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The Kids Are All Fright: The SONS of FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA!

Over three decades after the Frankenstein Monster was “blown to atoms” at the climax of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Frankenstein’s son Wolf returns to his father’s estate with his wife and young son. Unfortunately, the villagers can hold a grudge for a really long time, so they’re not so pleased that a bona fide Frankenstein […]

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Furry Fury! THE WEREWOLF OF LONDON vs. THE WOLF MAN

Do you dare enter the lycanthropic steel cage match between THE WEREWOLF OF LONDON and THE WOLF MAN?! Two seemingly normal men will enter but under the light of a pale full moon, both will undergo a hideous transformation into snarling man-beasts, seized with an uncontrollable blood lust! Price of Admission? Your soul! Sitting snugly […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Psycho A Go-Go! The Very Strange Murder of DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN Director Al Adamson

In the annals of true crime, there has never been a more macabre case than the brutal murder of DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN director Al Adamson. Like something out of his own no-budget drive-in blood baths, the director was savagely murdered and his body buried beneath a crumbling ramshackle ranch house in Indio, California. According to […]

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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! […]

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Visiting the Houses of Frankenstein and Dracula!

What do you get if you throw a bunch of monsters together in a house? A house full of monsters! If those monsters happen to be the most famous monsters of all time, you get a couple of real funhouses. So grab a scorecard and hold on tight, it’s time for a tour! (Warning: spoilers […]

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Ebony and Villainy: Remembering THE BLACK CAT and THE BLACK SLEEP

Almost any word can be turned into a horror film title simply by adding the word “Black.” Over the years there has been a Friday, a Zoo, a Scorpion, a Mamba, a Sunday, a Sabbath, a Christmas, a Room, a Museum, some Roses, some Sheep, some Water and a Lagoon, to name a few. There […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

12 More Gravesites of Famous Horror Icons

The tourism shall continue. Recently, Blumhouse published an article directing enthused (and respectful) fans of horror to the burial sites of some of the genre’s best-known luminaries. Many of them are interred in Los Angeles, making visits to the City of Angels ripe for horror tourism. Others were cremated and scattered overseas. But seeking out […]

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Reptile Dysfunction: Remembering THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE and ALLIGATOR

In the 1960s, the American alligator was declared an endangered species because of the rampant poaching for their hides. Thanks to a governmental protection order, the alligator population made an astounding comeback, to the point that legal gator hunting was reinstated to keep the snappy critters from invading residential areas. A similar scenario played out in the […]