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PHIBES & PHIBES Again: Vincent Price’s Stylish Splatterfest

In what might arguably be his greatest role, Vincent Price, the hallowed master of menace, unleashes cinema’s most demented Art Deco “steampunk” killer – THE ABOMINABLE DR.PHIBES. Imaginatively directed by Robert Fuest who had designed and later directed episodes of TV’s THE AVENGERS (Steed & Emma – not Thor and Cap) gave the film a bizarre […]

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When Dracula Discovered Kung Fu: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN DEADLY VAMPIRES

When Christopher Lee finally decided to hang up his cape and fangs at Hammer after the box office flops, DRACULA A.D. 1972 and THE SATANTIC RITES OF DRACULA, things got really weird. For the second time Hammer decided to make a Dracula film sans Lee — the first being BRIDES OF DRACULA — the immediate […]

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Kitchen Sink Cinema: SHE DEMONS and SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN!

What do you get when you combine shipwrecked castaways, plastic-fanged monster women, snakes, dancing jungle babes, a guy named Igor, Nazis, a mad scientist, cornball dialogue, bondage and hot volcano action? You get director Richard Cunha’s SHE DEMONS, the cinematic equivalent of two pounds of bologna in a one-­pound bag. The old saying, “everything but […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Abominable Snowman!: The Wild History and Legend Behind the Yeti

At the top of the world, in the frozen wasteland of the Himalaya Mountains, lurks a terrifying, towering, man-monster known as the Abominable Snowman!  Locals still speak in hushed whispers of the creature they call The Yeti and their terrifying encounters with a giant man-like creature that would appear without warning – only to vanish in a […]

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December Brides: Remembering THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDES OF DRACULA

Hey, even monsters get lonely sometimes. After a long day of terrorizing villagers, drinking the blood of fair maidens and creating various forms of mayhem, what monster wouldn’t want to just curl up with a loved one and unwind? Maybe not next to a roaring fire, of course… Both Universal and Hammer walked stellar entries down […]

Top 5 Peter Cushing/ Christopher Lee Team-Ups That Are Not DRACULA Movies

For decades, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee were Hammer Horror legends.  On camera, they appeared together in 22 films, and off-camera they were the best of friends. They were most known for their various DRACULA films, with Lee playing the titular role, and Cushing his nemesis Van Helsing. However, there were many other characters they […]

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Showing Our #RESPECT To Peter Vincent, the Great Vampire Killer

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And who better to celebrate this week than Peter Vincent as portrayed […]

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Twilight Time Blu-Ray Check List!

In this day and age of high def home entertainment, thankfully there’s no shortage of labels putting out really great horror, sci-fi and cult titles on Blu-Ray on a regular basis. But one of the more boutique indie DVD labels out there has got to be Twilight Time. A lot of genre fans have caused […]

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WELCOME TO THE SCIENCE FAIL: Revisiting the ISLAND OF TERROR

In order for the majority of science fiction thrillers to succeed, the “science” needs to fail. Without this imperative plot catalyst, we would have far less giant tarantulas, killer shrews, atomic werewolves or homicidal cyborgs to enjoy. Directors Terence Fisher and Frank Darabont have both waded into that pathological Petri dish and emerged with entertaining […]