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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Elisabeth Lutyens – composer

(Agnes) Elisabeth Lutyens (9 July 1906 – 14 April 1983) was an English composer of classical music but is best known for her contribution for scores to horror films throughout the 1960’s. Born …

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Sphere horror pulp fiction

Sphere horror paperbacks were published in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s. They were hugely popular and many – such as Lust for a Vampire, Blind Terror, The Ghoul, …

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FRANKENSTEIN (2004) TV mini-series – review

Frankenstein is a 2004 American television mini-series directed by Kevin Connor (At the Earth’s Core, Motel Hell) from a screenplay by Mark Kruger based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It follows the original book …

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – USA, 1931 – reviews

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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Bob Clark – director

Benjamin ‘Bob’ Clark could have been one of the leading lights of the horror genre after making a series of popular and critically acclaimed shockers during the 1970’s. Yet despite …

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Phantasmagoria – album by The Damned

Phantasmagoria – literally, a sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever – is the sixth album by punk/psychedelic/goth band The Damned, released by MCA Records in July 1985. After much …

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Basil Gogos – Artist and illustrator

Basil Gogos is an artist and illustrator best known for his striking, often colourful portraits of movie monsters that appeared on the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the 1960s and 70s. …

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GARGOYLES (1972) Reviews and overview

Gargoyles is a 1972 American made-for-television supernatural horror feature film directed by Bill L. Norton from a screenplay written by Stephen and Elinor Karpf (Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell). The …

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SHANKS (1974) Reviews and overview

Shanks is a 1974 American horror film about a puppeteer able to manipulate dead bodies like puppets. Mime Marcel Marceau, in his first major film role, plays the titular Malcolm …

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DRACULA (1931) Reviews and overview

Dracula is a 1931 horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which in turn is based …

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BLACK MAGIC RITES (1972) Reviews and overview

Black Magic Rites aka The Reincarnation of Isabel and Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento… is a 1972 Italian psychedelic horror film directed by Renato Polselli (Mania; Delirium). The movie stars Mickey Hargitay, …

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Mad Monster Party? – USA, 1967 – reviews

Mad Monster Party? is a 1967 American animated comedy film directed by Jules Bass and written by Mad Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for Embassy Pictures. Although promoted …

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The Ghost Ship – USA, 1943 – reviews

The Ghost Ship is a 1943 American psychological thriller film, with elements of mystery and horror, directed by Mark Robson, starring Richard Dix and featuring Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard …

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BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) Reviews and overview

‘The monster demands a mate!’ Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American science-fiction horror film, and the first sequel to Frankenstein (1931). It was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester in the …

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AXE (1974 ) Reviews and overview

‘More horrific than Texas Chain Saw Massacre…’ Axe – released theatrically as Lisa, Lisa and also known as California Axe Massacre and The Virgin Slaughter – is a 1974 American horror feature film written and directed …

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Session 9 (2001) reviews and overview

‘Fear is a place’ Session 9 is a 2001 American psychological horror feature film directed by Brad Anderson from a screenplay written by Anderson and Stephen Gevedon. The movie stars …

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MAMA (2012) Reviews and overview

‘A mother’s love is forever’ Mama is a 2012 Spanish-Canadian horror film directed by Andy Muschietti (IT and IT: Chapter Two) starring Jessica Chastain. The film was produced by J. …

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THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961) Reviews and overview

‘The greatest terror tale ever told!’ The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 American horror film directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, and Luana Anders. The screenplay by Richard Matheson was based on Edgar Allan Poe‘s short …

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Blood for Dracula – USA, Italy, 1974 – reviews

Blood for Dracula, also known as Andy Warhol’s Dracula and Young Dracula, is a 1974 black comedy horror feature film written and directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol, Andrew Braunsberg, and Jean Yanne. The film stars Udo …

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Our Mother’s House – UK, 1967 – reviews

Our Mother’s House is a 1967 British drama/psychological horror film directed by Jack Clayton (Something Wicked This Way Comes; The Innocents) and starring Dirk Bogarde. The screenplay was by Jeremy Brooks and Haya …

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