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Universal Monster Collection

      To have every one of these films in one pack is pretty huge. I myself have had to collect these classics almost all individually, with only some coming in twin movie packs. For fans of these original classics this set will be a blessing as a lot of titles have been very […]

Lon Chaney Biography – The Master Remembered

  I wanted to attempt to pay tribute to cinema legend Lon Chaney. This man was a major, central figure in the development of early cinema and one of the most important actors and artists in classical horror history!   Bold statement? Check out the following Lon Chaney biography…   Born Leonidas Frank “Lon” Chaney on April […]

Monsters in the Movies – Book Review

  Welcome monster lovers! Today I wanted to write a review on one of the best books available on all the many monsters to feature in classic horror movies over the years! Monsters in the Movies is a book written by none other than John Landis. Landis is a renown film director and writer responsible for directing Michaels Jackson’s Thriller […]

Frankenstein in the Movies

  If you’ve ever wondered which are the best films based on the story of Frankenstein or featuring Frankenstein’s Monster, I hope this article, Frankenstein in the Movies, will give you a good grasp of all of the main titles about this legendary horror character.   The Character of “Frankenstein’s Monster” (Dr. Victor Frankenstein being it’s creator) was […]

Top 10 Hammer Horror Films

    …You may be wondering what are the best of the many horror films  produced by the infamous Hammer Studios?           I decided to go ahead and make a list of the top 10 Hammer Horror films…         Hammer Studio’s effectively continued the legacy of horror films created […]

Real History of Halloween

Ever wondered where Halloween came from or why we continue to celebrate this creepy occasion??       With this most dark and devilish day fast approaching, I felt it was time to shed some light on the origins of Halloween. In doing so I hope to reveal just how important Halloween has been within our culture and why we’ve […]

Bride of Frankenstein from 1935

    …One of the very first horror movie sequels which many consider the greatest horror ever made!             Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester Directed by: James Whale, Produced by: Carl Laemmle Jr. Ratings: Internet Movie Data Base; 7.9/10 …Rotten Tomatoes; 100% Our rating; 7.5/10 Available […]

Jack Pierce Makeup Artist

    I wanted to go ahead and pay tribute to the person who, arguably more than anyone else was responsible for the classic images of the early Horror Monsters we’ve come to recognize so well and so easily.   Jack P. Pierce was Universal Studio’s original “monster maker”. Out of this one mans mind came […]

The Mummy from 1932

  The Mummy from 1932 is another timeless, iconic horror character bought to life by Universal Studios. Boris Karloff turns in another legendary performance after “Frankenstein” the year before.               Starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan and Arthur Byron. Directed By: Karl Freund Studio: Universal […]

White Zombie with Bela Lugosi

    The following is my review of White Zombie with Bela Lugosi. This film was the first ever of it’s kind to introduce us to the topic of Zombie’s…and the perfect vehicle for it’s lead actor following his success as Dracula the previous year…             Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn Directed by: Victor Halperin […]

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde from 1931

  Welcome to this review of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde from 1931. Although made numerous times, this adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson’s deeply powerful novel remains the classic, definitive version.               Starring: Frederic March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian Ratings: Internet Movie Data Base; 7.7/10 […]

The Old Dark House 1932

  Directed by James Whale who made Frankenstein the year before, this gem of a film manages to be creepy, funny, quirky and gothic all at once!       Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton Directed by: James Whale Ratings: Internet Movie Data Base; 7.3/10 …Rotten Tomatoes; 100% Our Rating; 8.5/10 Available from: Amazon and eBay     […]

Murders in the Rue Morgue

  Based on the work from the mind of legendary Gothic Horror novelist Edgar Allan Poe…       Starring: Bela Lugosi, Sydney Fox Directed by: Robert Florey Rating: Internet Movie Data Base; 6.4/10 …Rotten Tomatoes; 83% Our Rating; 8/10 Available Here From: Amazon and eBay         Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932). […]

Werewolf of London from 1935

  Before Universal’s “The Wolf Man” from 1941, the studio had originally explored the werewolf subject with “Werewolf of London” in 1935. For a long time this film was widely overlooked and underrated.               Starring: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson Directed by: Stuart Walker Ratings: Internet Movie Data Base; 6.4/10 …Rotten […]

Most Dangerous Game from 1932

      …I find this piece eerily intriguing not only for it’s brilliant premise but also because part of it was apparently quoted by infamous serial killer “The Zodiac” from the 1960’s and 70’s. Welcome to the Most Dangerous Game from 1932…         Starring: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks Directed by: Irving […]

The Flesh and the Fiends

    Based on the true story of 19th century grave robbers and murderers, Burke and Hare.    This is my review of a classic favorite, The Flesh and the Fiends (aka: The Fiendish Ghouls, aka: Mania!).         Starring: Peter Cushing, June Laverick, Donald Pleasence Directed by: John Gilling Ratings: Internet Movie […]

Frankenstein 1931 Movie

  Welcome fiends, to another review of classic horror monster movies! This time, I wanted to talk about the legendary Frankenstein 1931 movie starring Boris Karloff!             …From the immortalised classic by Mary Shelley…         Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Directed by: James Whale Ratings: Internet […]

Island of Lost Souls 1932

  Welcome to my review of Island of Lost Souls 1932.             …From the classic novel by H.G. Wells…         Starring: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen Directed by: Erle C. Kenton Ratings: Internet Movie Data Base; 7.6/10 …Rotten Tomatoes; 96% Our Rating; 8/10 Available from: Amazon or […]