13 FANBOY (2020) Preview

Arrow in the Head has reported that “After eleven days of filming last summer, production on director Deborah Voorhees’ film 13 Fanboy has now resumed for a twenty-four-day block of …

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THE PHANTOM (1931) Reviews and overview

The Phantom is a 1931 American thriller film written and directed by Alan James (as Alvin Neitz). It stars Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Allene Ray, and Niles Welch. Review: An ‘Old Dark House’ thriller haphazardly …

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TOWER OF LONDON (1939) Reviews and overview

Tower of London is a 1939 American historical and quasi-horror film produced and directed by Rowland V. Lee (Son of Frankenstein) from a screenplay by his brother Robert N. Lee for Universal Pictures. It …

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Dwarfs in Horror Cinema – article

For some, all the world’s a stage, for others, a battlefield. Circumstances sometimes mean that these two options are thrust upon a person, both socially and as a career. It’s …

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Top horror movie taglines

The art of selling a movie, particularly a horror movie, is often based on a distinctive and memorable ad campaign. An intriguing, horrific or even repellent image – aligned with a few …

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Angus Scrimm – actor

Angus Scrimm (born Lawrence Rory Guy; August 19, 1926 – January 9, 2016) was an American actor and author, best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror …

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H.P. Lovecraft – author

  Howard Phillips Lovecraft aka H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only …

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George Zucco – actor

George Desylla Zucco – 11 January 1886 to 27 May 1960 – was an English character actor who appeared, almost always in supporting roles, in ninety-six films during a career spanning two decades, from 1931 to …

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Lionel Atwill – actor

Lionel Alfred William Atwill (1 March 1885 – 22 April 1946) was an English stage and film actor. He was born on March 1, 1885 in Croydon, Surrey. He studied architecture …

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M (1931) Reviews and overview

M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, The Testament of Doctor Mabuse) and starring Peter Lorre (The Beast with Five Fingers; The Raven; Tales of Terror). It …

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THE DEVIL-DOLL (1936) Reviews and overview

The Devil-Doll aka The Devil Doll is a 1936 horror film directed by Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks) and starring a cross-dressing Lionel Barrymore (Mark of the Vampire) and Maureen O’Sullivan (Jane to Johnny Weissmuller’s …

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Dwight Frye – actor

Dwight Iliff Frye (February 22, 1899 – November 7, 1943) was an American stage and screen actor, noted for his appearances in the classic horror films Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He is frequently …

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Noble Johnson – actor

Noble Johnson (April 18, 1881 – January 9, 1978) was an African-American actor and film producer. He was one of the first black actors in Hollywood to achieve any meaningful level of fame and successfully …

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MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933) Reviews and overview

Murders in the Zoo is 1933 American horror film directed by A. Edward Sutherland (The Invisible Woman), from a screenplay by Philip Wylie and Seton I. Miller for Paramount Pictures. The movie stars Charles Ruggles (Bewitched, The Munsters), Lionel Atwill (The …

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THE PHANTOM LIGHT (1935) Reviews and overview

The Phantom Light is a 1935 British comedy thriller feature film produced by Jerome Jackson and directed by Michael Powell (Peeping Tom), based on Evadne Price and Joan Roy Byford’s play The Haunted Light. It stars Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Milton Rosmer and Herbert Lomas. The …

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THE MAD DOCTOR (1933) Animated short

The Mad Doctor is a Mickey Mouse cartoon released in 1933. The short’s horror overtones made it unusual for a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Some theaters refused to show it, believing it to be too scary for …

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THE MAD GENIUS (1931) Reviews and overview

The Mad Genius (1931) is an all-talking pre-code horror drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook, Charles Butterworth, and in small roles, Boris Karloff and Frankie Darro. The film …

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1931) Reviews and overview

Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1931 American Pre-Code horror film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fredric March. The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), the Robert Louis Stevenson tale …

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José Ramón Larraz – filmmaker

José Ramón Larraz (born 1929 in Barcelona) was a Spanish director of exploitation and horror films such as the cult classic Vampyres (1974). He died in Malaga on 3rd September 2013 whilst working on a remake of …

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