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Rob & Rob Monthly Horror

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Hi and welcome to our opening blog, each month we will pick and discuss our recommended horror movie for the month, and this month for September 2016 we have chosen Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, on TCM, September 14, at 9:30pm est.  443 more words

Host Rob Medaska

Making Peace with "Dracula"

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.”

One of the nice things about the Turner Classic Movies channel is its element of serendipity. I wasn’t really thinking about watching Tod Browning’s 1931 film “Dracula” when I tuned in, but there it was. 667 more words

His Humble Hunchback: The Stock Character History of "Igor" (Part 2)

Part 2: Ygor and the Houses of Hunchbacks

Don’t miss the first part of this essay, covering early dramatizations of Frankenstein and the influence of Dwight Frye! 2,052 more words


His Humble Hunchback: The Stock Character History of "Igor" (Part 1)

Part 1: Early Dramatizations and Dwight Frye

When one thinks of Frankenstein – not the book itself or any one specific adaptation – but as a collective mythology, there are a few specific set pieces that spring to mind. 1,395 more words


Friday Foto Follies: James Whale

A Follies tribute to the great director and artist, James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957).

“The mix of beauty, perversity, wit and fear in Whale’s monster pictures is the goal that every horror director worth his salt has aspired to since.” – Lloyd Rose, Washington Post Staff Writer

Image Galleries

The showmanship of 1930s theatrical displays

I recently stumbled upon this series of photographs depicting the ballyhoo employed to lure patrons into movie theaters in Lexington, Kentucky in the early 1930s. The photos are via the… 61 more words

Posters And Cover Art

Not "Mad," Just Crafty

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.”

Ordinarily a title like “The Mad Doctor of Market Street,” with its tang of 70s grindhouse fare doesn’t seem to promise much to fans of old-timey horror movies, but this one was a Universal product and it saw the light of day in 1942. 787 more words

Film Criticism