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 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

All Hallows’ Eve Month is Here! A Month of Classic Horror

2017-10-01T14:25:41+00:00

October has arrived - the most wonderful time of the year. There is a nip in the air, the leaves are changing and the smell of pumpkin pie surrounds us. It’s time to wear flannel as you walk a corn maze then curl up by a fire as the sun [...]

All Hallows’ Eve Month is Here! A Month of Classic Horror 2017-10-01T14:25:41+00:00