Hi, I’m Jamie and I’ve had a huge fascination for classic “old school” horror movies for almost 20 years now.
It all started with my first viewing of Dracula with Bela Lugosi. I was hooked from the very beginning. The intro music, the black and white film and the general eeriness of that piece really made an impression on me. Since then I’ve gone onto collect and appreciate all the Universal Horror movies, their sequels and of coarse the many, many other classic titles from the 20’s 30’s, 40’s and 50’s
My reason for creating this site was to share with others the admiration I have for just how influential, original and interesting these films are. To do this I’ll be offering information and reviews, histories, trailers, as well as info on where to buy these films on dvd along with related merchandise and memorabilia.
I live in Brisbane Australia and like books, movies, travelling around and surfing the net. My fondness for Classic Horror has definitely turned into an obsession though it hasn’t quite taken over my whole life as yet…
I’ve really found these classic old films totally compelling. Films such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man as well as priceless gems like Nosferatu, The Phantom of The Opera, The Island of Lost Souls, King Kong, The Body Snatcher, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Invisible Man, The Old Dark House, White Zombie, The Creature From The Black Lagoon…the list goes on and on!
I guess In the beginning I was fascinated with the fact that these were the original movies that gave life to the legendary monsters and themes which are now part of our culture. These movies actually created and developed the images which terrified so many people for so long. They were given their enduring form in these films.
I find their time period so interesting too. Things were of coarse a lot different back in the 30’s and 40’s, and I can only imagine how disturbing and intriguing these flicks really were.
Many of these films have grown on me over time. At first I thought some of them were kind of slow and uneventful. Even unintentionally funny. Definitely not like how their theatrical posters depicted them! They would inevitably leave an impression on me though that would make me want to watch them again and again. I really like the old iconic set pieces, and how so much of the appeal hinges on the strength of the characters.
Maybe it’s the act of enjoying something so historic and influential that intrigues me. Or being able to watch them from a historic vantage point and not be frightened by them. Maybe it’s just the charm of black and white film. Whatever it is I don’t ever seem to tire of them.
If you feel the same way about classic horror or have any questions, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below or email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for dropping by, I hope you enjoy.
All the very best…