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DVD News #72: Hollywood Legends Of Horror Collection.

If you like Weird, then you need to spend some time with the Horror films of the 1930s. And with this six-picture set, Warner Archive gives you a chance to jump right into the deep end. 295 more words

Warner Archive

Book: The Horror People, John Brosnan, 1976

Reader Beware! This book is forty years old and has age-related troublesome language. “Cr*pple” is used openly, and poor Harry Earles is almost exclusively referred to with the m slur in front of his name. 374 more words


50 Movie Collection: Killer Creature Features


From maniacal monsters to the living dead, this killer collection of classic movies offers a bevvy of blood-thirsty creatures guaranteed to scare and delight horror hounds of all ages. 778 more words


Universal Monsters: Phantoms of the Opera: 1925 vs. 1943

The 1943 version of Phantom of the Opera is not really a remake of its 1925 silent version; instead, another version of the story by Gaston Leroux, like so many more that would come in later years. 1,362 more words


0595 | London After Midnight

There are a number of reasons why this silent horror/mystery from 1927 is of interest today. It’s thought to be the first American feature film to include a vampire character, for example, though Tod Browning’s… 458 more words

Film Reviews

Ramble: The Wolf Man (1941)

dir. George Waggner

Lon Chaney, Jr. creates one of the most memorably tragic of all horror film creatures in “The Wolf Man”, the best of the Universal output since “Bride of Frankenstein” and the most visually arresting since… well, “Bride of Frankenstein”. 2,442 more words


London After Midnight

Lon Chaney’s ability to transform himself using makeup techniques earned him the nickname ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’. Today he is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterisations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup – as well as being the father of… 738 more words