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Ray Harryhausen Retrospective: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Background: In my life, I’ve had the honor of meeting two late science fiction legends, special effects master Ray Harryhausen and visionary writer Ray Bradbury. The two Rays shared a lifelong friendship, bonding in their late teens over a mutual love of dinosaurs. 1,313 more words

Giant Monster

An Interview with Dawn Brown

(Following my interview with Tal Zimerman regarding his Why Horror? project, I decided to do an impromptu session with Dawn Brown for Swedish Gore Film Society… 1,194 more words


It Came From Beneath The Sea

I suppose Murphy’s law was going to hit me at some point. For those who don’t know, Murphy’s Law is that if something bad can happen, it will. 914 more words

House of Monsters

Check it out: Here’s the latest Kickstarter project I decided to back, Dawn Brown‘s House of Monsters. Bringing back the stop motion fun of… 109 more words


Subatomic Tourism, the little world from whence springs big ideas

For over a year now, I’ve been following the interesting photography displayed at the Subatomic Tourism blog on WordPress.  And if you think you’ve seen anything like this work before…think again!


Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Do you remember Jason and the Argonauts? How about Clash of the Titans? The Golden Voyage of Sinbad? Do you remember the seven sword-wielding skeletons? 253 more words

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Of Ray Harryhausen’s black-and-white creature films, most fans will pick 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) featuring the reptilian bi-pedal Ymir as their favorite film.  It has a lot to offer —an unusual storyline which has a space crew carting an embryonic egg capsule of a sulfur-eating creature from Venus back to Earth, Italian coastal landscapes, an exciting finale in Rome, Harryhausen’s superb animation of a spacecraft (a rocket!) and the star of the show, the Ymir.   770 more words