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This eternal seesaw story of Doubt and Faith

This eternal seesaw story of Doubt and Faith

We spend most of our existence in a succession of acts of faith.

Not that we have no doubts: We have legitimate excuses for lack of time, of energy, of knowledge and of talent to act on our doubts. 409 more words


Let's Talk Some More About Werewolves

I’ve always wondered, what “The Wolf Man” would have been like if the powers at Universal had honored Curt Siodmak’s original concept. He had apparently envisioned a psychological thriller in which the viewer would never know for sure whether Larry Talbot was literally sprouting hair and fangs, or was merely believing himself to be undergoing a physical transformation. 309 more words

[Bea's Reviews] Dracula [1931]

Funny what time and emotional maturity does to you.

When I first viewed Universal’s first of their many Golden Age releases, I honestly didn’t think much of it. 990 more words


“With a few exceptions, The Bride of Frankenstein represented the last gasp of the horror film as a serious genre,” claimed Andrew Sarris. The late critic had a point. 689 more words

Film Reviews

Frankenstein's Hunchbacks

It’s been suggested to me that, with Halloween fast approaching, this would be a good time to do for Doctor Frankenstein’s hunchbacked lab assistants what I did earlier for mummy-masters. 1,413 more words