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Happy Birthday, Boris!

On November 23, 1887, William Henry Pratt was born. What? Oh, you most likely know him as Boris Karloff. Or Karloff the Uncanny. Or Frankenstein’s monster. Or the narrator of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Or Fu Manchu. Or the Mummy. Heck, I could do this all day, but you get the idea: Boris Karloff was, [...]

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Back to Basics—The Invisible Man

By 1933, Universal Studios had become a veritable fear factory, thanks to the efforts of production head Carl Laemmle Jr. After the amazing profits earned from Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy, he was eager to find Universal’s next horror property. Carl Junior had been trying to get a Frankenstein sequel off the ground, but director [...]

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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—Universal Studios, home of the depraved

After my previous post, I realized that before we dive into the horrors created for us by Universal, I really should set the stage and provide a little background information on the studio itself. So, if you’re here looking for a piece on Dracula, fear not. It will rise from the depths in a couple [...]

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