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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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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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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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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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