Frankenstein 1970 – USA, 1958

Frankenstein 1970 is a 1958 science fiction horror feature film directed by Howard W. Koch (producer of Pharaoh’s Curse; Voodoo Island; The Black Sleep) from a screenplay written by Richard …

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The Body Snatcher – USA, 1945

‘The screen’s last word in shock sensation!’ The Body Snatcher is a 1945 American horror feature film directed by Robert Wise (Audrey Rose; The Haunting, 1963; The Day the Earth …

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The Man They Could Not Hang – USA, 1939

‘The king of horror thrills… excites… terrifies… as a doctor-turned-demon!’ The Man They Could Not Hang is a 1939 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Nick Grinde (The …

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The Strange Door – USA, 1951

‘Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece of terror!’ The Strange Door is a 1951 American gothic thriller feature film directed by Joseph Pevney (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: ‘Voodoo Doll’); The Munsters – …

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The Black Cat – USA, 1934

‘Things you never saw before or ever dreamed of!’ The Black Cat – aka The Vanishing Body (reissue) and House of Doom (UK title) – is a 1934 American horror film directed …

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The Veil – TV series, USA, 1958

The Veil is an American horror suspense anthology television series produced in 1958 by Hal Roach Studios and filmed in England at Elstree Studios. The series was hosted by Boris Karloff, who also acted in every episode …

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Tower of London – USA, 1939 – reviews

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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Frankenstein (1931) poster sold for $323,000

An iconic original US poster promoting Universal’s Frankenstein (1931) starring Boris Karloff has fetched $323,000 at auction. The poster was discovered in a disused cinema in Long Island, New York in the 1970s …

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Ghoul – folklore

A ghoul is a folkloric monster or evil spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mentions ghouls is likely One …

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Lights Out – radio show

Lights Out was an extremely popular American radio show, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on …

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Madhouse – UK, 1973 – reviews

‘If stark terror were ecstasy… living here would be sheer bliss!’ Madhouse is a 1973 (released 1974) British horror film directed by Jim Clark for Amicus Productions in association with …

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The Mad Genius – USA, 1931 – reviews

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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Nudie Monsters – calendar by Paul Garner

Nudie Monsters is a calendar produced by British artist Paul Garner. Influenced by Mad Magazine, ‘the ghoulish cool of Aurora glow-in-the-dark model kits, the sneaky allure of late night horror double bills …

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Bedlam – USA, 1946 – reviews

Bedlam is a 1946 American horror feature film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee. It was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton (who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Carlos …

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