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It was a Dark and Zany Night — the ‘Dark Shadows’ Trailer

The trailer for Tim Burton’s big-screen version of Dark Shadows has hit the web, and it’s raising some hackles among true believers (like myself). What we all hoped would be an atmospheric chiller looks to be a madcap comedy, and not a funny one. As a long-time fan of the original Dark Shadows, I’ve been [...]

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It’s Hammer Time

Today, we’re going to take a break from Universal Studios horror to hop the pond for a visit with Universal’s spiritual (or should I say “infernal”) cousin in terror, Hammer Films. All month long, it’s been “Hammer Horror” night every Friday on TCM. Sadly, tonight is the final group of films—but it’s a really good [...]

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A Bloodsucking Placeholder

Yes, I know. This is supposed to be an article on Dracula, Universal Studios‘ 1931 film directed by Tod Browning. Don’t worry, it’s in progress. But as I sat at my computer, typing away and nervously eying the clock, I realized it just won’t be finished today. There is so much interesting information to cover [...]

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Pictures of Frankenstein’s Monster—Because why the hell not!

Born of a dark and stormy night’s dare, Mary Shelley’s Romantic Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is one of the most influential books in the horror canon. And thanks to Frankenstein, James Whale’s seminal 1931 film, Frankenstein’s monster has become one of the most iconic characters in popular culture. The creature has been portrayed [...]

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