Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. [...]

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories) 2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about [...]

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories) 2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that [...]

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories) 2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)

2017-10-19T16:02:23+00:00

The Mummy from 1932 is a classic. A flawed classic for sure, but a classic nonetheless. There are parts of this film that are truly brilliant and there are parts that are…well…not. To be honest this is one film that I have had mixed feeling for. I want to love [...]

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories) 2017-10-19T16:02:23+00:00

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories) 2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl [...]

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time 2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00