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Dracula 1931 #MovieReview

Film 189 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1931’s “Dracula”. This Tod Browning horror is based on Hamilton Deane & John L. 1,305 more words


Film review: Chandu the Magician (1932)

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel. Writers: Barry Conners, Philip Klein, based on the radio serial. Starring: Edmund Lowe, Bela Lugosi, Irene Ware, Herbert Mundin, Henry B. 662 more words


May 18, 1896: More Wolfbane, Van Helsing?

What’s in a title? Had a certain Gothic horror novel been published under its original title, The Un-dead, would it have achieved legendary status, becoming the iconic depiction of the most infamous character in supernatural fiction? 270 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Famous Monsters of Filmland Cover Gallery

When growing up in the seventies/eighties one didn’t have the internet to just pull up facts on the computer screen pertaining to the monster films that I continually scoured the TV Guide each week in hopes of discovering a late night showing. 148 more words

Daily Take

On This Day: Bride of the Monster (1955)

Today marks the sixty year anniversary of Ed Wood’s Bride of the Monster, so let’s go over some fun facts about it.

By now most people know a lot about Bride of the Monster (Originally Bride of the Atom), Plan 9 from Outer Space (Originally Grave Robbers from Outer Space), and Ed Wood himself, due to the… 279 more words


But I still have this one Midnight Screening for the month: Murders in the Rue Morgue

To recap: the Universal Horror individual monster franchises varied wildly and inconstantly, and often in directions and to magnitudes any sane person would never imagine. Sometimes, however, Universal Horror just created something that can not compare to anything on this earth, in their canon or otherwise. 1,236 more words