Dracula’s Great Love

There are certain actors whose names are synonymous with horror movies. Greats like Bela Lugoisi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee...oh, and, of course, Paul Naschy. What’s that you say? Who is Paul Naschy!?! Well, having played many of the great horror characters...Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy...Naschy was Spain’s answer to these... Continue Reading →

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb

I’ve never exactly been sure how mummies made it into the pantheon of great movie monsters. They stumble around in their dirty bandages and all, but they just don’t seem as scary as some of the others. Today’s movie is 1971’s “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb,” but it doesn’t feature the sort of mummy we’re... Continue Reading →

Mad Monster Party

When we think of the stop motion animation of Rankin/Bass, we usually think of Christmas.  They are the folks responsible for the likes of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and, of course, The Year Without a Santa Claus.  But we don’t usually think of them at Halloween time.  Unless... Continue Reading →

Werewolf of London

Universal Studios got into the horror movie business in 1931 with the release of Dracula, which was hugely successful. Many classic monster movies followed, including the definitive werewolf movie, The Wolf Man staring Lon Chaney Jr. as Larry Talbot. Though it is the most famous, The Wolf Man was not Universal’s first night of howling... Continue Reading →

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