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The Wolf's Trail - The Wolf Man (Part 1)

It’s time to get excited, because we have arrived at the big one. In 1941, with their second series of monster movies in full swing, Universal returned to the werewolf with a movie that served as the template for every single cinematic lycanthrope, and the baseline model for the werewolf in the collective unconscious, for the next forty years. 2,396 more words

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The Original Dark Universe: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Classic horror film fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this past week. In addition to Guillermo del Toro’s ‘love letter’ to monster films, The Shape of Water… 994 more words

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The October Country Report #13: Lew Anders' The Raven

In the October Country, a pallid bust of Pallas perpetually perches above every chamber door, and the incessant cawing and tapping at your window lattice is something you just learn to ignore. 1,722 more words

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The October Country Report #8: Werewolf of London

In the October Country, the moon is perpetually full, enormous, and often partially obscured by sinister clouds and stark grasping tree branches. This has no effect on the majority of the lycanthropic population, but it does provide a beautiful ambience as we turn our attention to Universal’s first werewolf film, and indeed the first surviving werewolf talkie:  3,091 more words

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The October Country Report #5: Karl Freund's The Mummy

Just thinking out loud here, but maybe if you didn’t bury your beloved sister alive, and ignore the fact that she was alive for days, she wouldn’t rise up from her crypt to murder you and forever extinguish your decayed bloodline. 1,113 more words

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The October Country Report #4: James Whale's Frankenstein

Over the fog-shrouded moors comes the somber muffled tone of a distant church bell, ringing out the witching hour. Closer at hand, we can hear the creaking of the gallows as something swings at the end of a rope. 1,515 more words

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I Bury The Living (1958)

One might easily assume after watching this Albert Band chiller that it must have been meant for Vincent Price. I’m not saying Price was ever approached to play the role of a business man assigned to oversee the goings on at the local cemetery, The Immortal Hills but I will say that tough guy Richard Boone does the film justice proving he could play more than an outlaw on the western trail or anti-hero Paladin on TV as he is mainly known for. 593 more words

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