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A. Merritt on Film: Burn, Witch, Burn!

Tod Browning's adaptation of A Merritt's Burn, Witch Burn! was less faithful to the source material than a Mexican film based on the same material, but was technically a much better film. Read More »

Horror on the radio: the BBC broadcasts The Omen and Hammer’s The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula 

Horror on the radio: the BBC broadcasts The Omen and Hammer’s The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula 

Seventy-nine years after Orson Welles terrified America with The War of the Worlds, BBC Radio productions of The Omen and The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula prove that the medium retains its power to chill. Read More »

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups on Facebook – the Science fiction Romance Brigade and the SciFi Romance Group – what scary stories had terrified them the mos... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: UNIVERSAL’S MUMMY DEAREST (1932-33)

MOVIE REVIEW: UNIVERSAL’S MUMMY DEAREST (1932-33)

This week, Steve travels back to Ancient Egypt with Boris Karloff as "The Mummy." No CGI, but scarier than Brendan Fraser's "Mummy"! Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first vampire movie, Nosferatu, and its influence on modern vampire movies. Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN (1931), Just in time for Halloween!

MOVIE REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN (1931), Just in time for Halloween!

For Halloween, Steve looks at one of the oldest, and perhaps the best-known "monster movie" of them all, James Whale's "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff. Read More »

RIP Sir Christopher Lee

RIP Sir Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015 Read More »

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 2

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 2

Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014 Read More »

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers.... Read More »

Acting scary: The performers who made horror convincing again

Acting scary: The performers who made horror convincing again

Good horror needs convincing actors. Hammer Films delivered. Read More »

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