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Jack Pierce Makes it POP!

By Caitlyn Shea

Jack Pierce is a graphic artist that combines dynamic pattern and imagery with bold text elements. Currently, he is unveiling a new series entitled Maximum Pop, which captures the zeitgeist of Pop art while adding a fresh, contemporary twist through his use of digital media.  469 more words

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The Mad Ghoul

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In a nutshell: Another decent, but not in any way brilliant, mad scientist film from Universal. This 1943 movie is one of the rawer of the horror films from Universal after the enforcement of the Hays code, and basically deals with temporary zombification. 2,634 more words

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Captive Wild Woman

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In a nutshell: Director Edward Dmytryk cuts and pastes together a surprisingly coherent and enjoyable tale of a gorilla being turned into a woman by a mad John Carradine in his first mad scientist role. 4,128 more words

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Invisible Agent

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In a nutshell: The fourth of Universal’s invisible man films, made in 1942, has a Griffin descendant fight Nazis in Germany. The special effects are impressive, as is much of the cast, incliding Cedric Hardwicke and Peter Lorre. 3,455 more words

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The Invisible Ray

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In a nutshell: The last of Universal’s classic horror sci-fi films before the ousting of studio boss Carl Laemmle Jr. The Invisible Ray boasted both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in an uneven, but fairly well made and very entertaining death ray film. 3,821 more words

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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS 3 3/4inch REACTION FIGURES

Here is the really cool retro Universal Monsters 3 3/4inch action figures by FUNKO REACTION toy line. The packaging is very attractive with a photo still on the side of the figure. 76 more words

Flashback: on 1931's Frankenstein & 1935's The Bride of Frankenstein

C’mon, be honest…when was the last time you watched them? College film class? Late night television as a kid? Never?! Everyone recognizes the iconic images, but I often wonder how many have exposure that’s limited to the 1974 Mel Brooks parody movie “ 470 more words

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