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 →

White Zombie

Bela Lugosi was a great actor, let me just say that right off the bat.  Today, most people remember that he played Dracula and probably know about his work with Ed Wood at the end of his career.  The Ed Wood stuff tends to make many see him in a negative light.  But his performance... Continue Reading →

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