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Putrid Panels—Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s

In the early 1950s, the specter of horror comics cut a significant swath through America’s youth. The lurid nature of these books and the violence and terror they contained were blamed for everything from juvenile delinquency to the spread of Communism. In fact, the popularity of horror comics among kids of the era was a [...]

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Too Big for Their Bellbottoms—Village of the Giants

Ever since teens became an economic force back in the 1950s, the fine folks in advertising and marketing have been devising ways to separate kids from their hard-earned money. And if there’s a market to be exploited, you can bet Hollywood is going to sniff it out. Of course, that’s just what happened. In the [...]

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Peter Graves—Mission completed

It is with sadness I relate that actor Peter Graves has died of a heart attack. He was 83. This is been a rough week. First Corey Haim dies, now this. Besides sharing a fame that had passed, these two actors had another thing in common: While they were best known for other roles, they [...]

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Taste the Blood of Dracula

In honor of the recently knighted Christopher Lee, I declare it Hammer time at Slammed & Damned. In my opinion, you can’t touch Sir Christopher’s portrayal of Count Dracula in the films produced by Hammer studios. So today, we’re going to look at what is usually thought of as the last of Lee’s truly great [...]

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