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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 

Watch the Terrifying New Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL!

Need a quick jolt of adrenalin to get you through a grueling summer day? We’ve got a little clip that should do the trick better than a cold shower. The follow-up to 2014’s surprise box-office hit OUIJA is headed your way, with one of our all-time fave directors Mike Flanagan (OCULUS, HUSH) at the helm, collaborating […]

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How Legendary Composer Ennio Morricone Ended Up Scoring John Carpenter’s THE THING

It’s been amazing to see the sudden renascence of the work of John Carpenter, not just as a director and arguably the “master of horror,” but in particular for all the music he’s composed for his movies. He’s currently in the middle of a world tour in support of his two albums “Lost Themes” and “Lost […]

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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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Where Wolf? Remembering WEREWOLF OF LONDON and THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF!

While Lon Chaney Jr.’s Lawrence Talbot may be the most well known of cinematic werewolves, he was neither the first nor the last. Henry Hull and Oliver Reed both created memorable moonlit monsters on either side of THE WOLF MAN’s five film run. WEREWOLF OF LONDON tells the tale of Dr. Wilfred Glendon (played by […]

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#RESPECT Goes To Marge From JAWS 2, Genuine Hero

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, 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. Now, look – if I could, I’d pretty much dedicate […]

Films 

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 […]

Real Life Scares 

This is Exactly How Long it Takes a Vampire to Suck You Dry

While science has yet to conclusively prove the existence of vampires, some of the greatest minds in the field have spent some time looking into the matter… including a recent study by physics students at the University of Leicester in the UK. Testing the principles of fluid dynamics, the students decided to calculate how long […]

Films 

Is CHUCKY Finally Returning Soon?

Ever since CURSE OF CHUCKY, the 6th entry in the CHILD’S PLAY series debuted on home video & VOD back in 2013 in celebration of the full Blu-Ray box set release, fans have eagerly been awaiting another chapter in the ever expanding Chucky saga. And considering the success of that sequel, plus the fact that […]

Films 

From Page to Screen: Bram Stoker’s DRACULA — Five Key Differences

On May 26, 1897 Irish theatrical business manager Abraham “Bram” Stoker gave the world its most eternal literary character: Count Dracula. Since the time of its publication, the book, much like the Bible (which, coincidentally, also features the story of an eternal character), has never been out of print. Although not a bestseller upon release, […]

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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 […]

Films 

Dueling Draculas! Bela vs. Bela in DRACULA and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

The five most recognizable monsters in cinema history are commonly considered to be Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Count Dracula. Only one of this group was portrayed without the benefit of Universal studio’s masterful makeup department. Bela Lugosi relied on his own striking features to bring […]

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Amazon Primal: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON vs. ANACONDA

During the 1930s and ’40s, most of the more familiar movie monsters hailed from musty old Carpathian castles and fog-­shrouded European forests. So when Universal Studios ushered in the science fiction boom in the 1950s, the gothic soundstage sets were discarded for more exotic locales, such as steaming jungles, ominous deserts and subterranean temples. The name of […]