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Heavy Metal Halloween—TFO-style

We’ll be returning to our back-to-basics examination of those wonderful, classic Universal Studios horror flicks in a day or so (up next: The Invisible Man), but right now, I want to take a minute to do you a favor and hip you to a Halloween bash that will not be ignored. Trust me, if you’re [...]

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Back to Basics—The Mummy

For the last week or so, Slammed & Damned has been going “Back to Basics,” examining movies from horror’s past to discern what relevance they have in the present. So far, we’ve looked at Dracula and Frankenstein, the first two major films from the golden age of Universal Studios. These movies not only helped form [...]

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Back to Basics—Frankenstein

When Universal Studios released Dracula in February 1931, all involved were a bit nervous. The studio’s adaptation of Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston’s play, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s novel, was a gamble. Was the public ready for a horror movie—and a talkie, no less—intimating that Evil was alive and well in their world? [...]

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Back to Basics—Dracula

Although Dracula first came to life, if you’ll excuse the phrase, in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, it was through the 1931 Universal Studios film that he truly gained immortality. When watched now, it’s slightly difficult to see what it is that caused Dracula to become arguably one of the most important movies in history. It’s all [...]

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