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Spotlight On: Lon Chaney

When he accepted his Golden Globe for Best Director, Guillmero del Toro name dropped an actor who many revere as the first monster of filmdom, Lon Chaney. 1,143 more words


February 10, 1906: Prince of Pain

Struggling in the long shadow cast by his famous father, Lon Chaney, Jr. (Creighton Tull Chaney), born February 10, 1906, finally found his career in the 1930s after his father’s death. 375 more words

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Hippfest 2018: unveiled!

It’s that time of year again, when we get to delve into the Hippfest programme. The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo’ness, Scotland, is the most welcoming event in the early cinema calendar, with one of the most glamorous venues. 725 more words


Movie Posters We Love: Pillow of Death

Oooooo! Scary Pillow! 

Yes, this is a real movie, released by Universal in 1945.   With the legendary Lon Chaney, no less!  My guess is that the recently deceased Universal Dark Universe might have been saved if they started with Pillow of Death rather than the Mummy.  11 more words

Movie Posters We Love

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) - reviewed by George

This is supposed to be a classic film, but I guess it was a lot more classic in 1925 than it is now. There are parts that are slow compared to today’s standards for horror thrillers, and that just made me conclude it is too long. 572 more words


The Secret of Terror Castle (1964)


Until I started working, I was like “Jeff” Jefferies­, the James Stewart character from… 2,627 more words


Dust, Blood or Flames - How do your Vampires die?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire, and Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, are just a few of the many books that have invited us to explore the life Vampires. 243 more words