THE CREEPS (1997) Reviews and overview

‘Undersized, undead and angry!’ The Creeps is a 1997 American comedy horror feature film about a scientist that brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein’s Monster to life… but …

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Blumhouse’s DRACULA (2021) Preview

A new Blumhouse version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula set in the modern-day is to be directed by Karyn Kusama (Destroyer; The Invitation, Jennifer’s Body) from a screenplay written by her former …

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DRACULA (1979) Reviews and overview

The new 4K scan Blu-ray Collector’s Edition release of the 1979 version of Dracula with Frank Langella was announced a while back by Scream Factory and they have now announced …

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HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) Reviews and overview

House of Dracula is a 1945 American horror film released by Universal Pictures. It is a direct sequel to House of Frankenstein, and continued the theme of combining the studio’s three most popular monsters: Frankenstein’s …

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DRACULA 2000 (2000) Reviews and overview

Dracula 2000, also known internationally as Dracula 2001, is a 2000 American horror feature film written and directed by Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry; My Bloody Valentine 3D; Dracula II and III) from a …

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The Monsters Chess Set – game

The Monsters Chess Set featuring Universal Studios monsters was a limited edition chess set issued in 1999 by a company named Spencer. The King and Queens of both pieces are 3″ …

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Monster Old Maid – card game, 1964

Monster Old Maid is a 1964 American card game created by the Milton Bradley Company from Springfield, Massachusetts for children aged five to ten years-old. Based on the card game …

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Bran Castle, Romania – location

Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and …

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Werewolf By Night – comic book

Werewolf by Night – birth name Jacob Russoff, legal name Jacob Russell, nicknamed Jack – is a fictional character, an anti-heroic werewolf in the Marvel Comics universe. The Werewolf by Night …

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FADE TO BLACK (1980) Reviews and overview

Fade to Black is a 1980 American satirical horror film written and directed by Vernon Zimmerman. Executive producer Irwin Yablans also produced John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). The movie stars Dennis …

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Dracula – Sunny D advert

Dracula meets Sunny D in this 2008 advert: “Unleash the power of the sun”. Sunny Delight, marketed as SunnyD in some regions, is an orange-coloured drink developed by Doric Foods of …

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Udo Kier – actor

“From time to time you have to make a film like Armageddon so people see that you’re still around.” Udo Kier – born Udo Kierspe; 14 October 1944 – is …

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STRETCH SCREAMERS – Toys

Stretch Screamers is a series of electronic toys manufactured by Games Quest/Manley Toys Limited of Hong Kong. As their name implies, Stretch Screamers could be stretched, causing them to apparently scream …

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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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Horror spitballs

Horror-themed spitballs – rubber balls that when filled with water and squeezed, squirt the water back out – were manufactured and sold by American company Entertech in 1989. There were four …

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CREATURE FEATURE (2010) Overview

‘A monster legacy comes to life!’ Creature Feature – aka Creature Feature! – is a 2010 American comedy horror feature film aimed specifically at adults. Produced by and featuring Tom Byron, it was …

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Oakley Court – film location

Oakley Court is a Victorian Gothic country house overlooking the River Thames at Water Oakley in Bray in the English county of Berkshire. It was built in 1859 and is currently a luxury hotel. In the past, it has been often used as …

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Horror-themed Pinball Machines

Pinball machines as we now know them first appeared in the early 1930s and almost immediately were seized upon as opportunities for branding and cash-ins of all shape and form, …

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Legend Horror Classics – magazine

Legend Horror Classics was a British magazine published by Legend Publishing and which ran for thirteen issues between 1974 and 1975. The magazine was very much a second fiddle imitation of …

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Dave Allen – comedian

David Tynan O’Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian and actor, perhaps best known for his 1970s BBC TV series, which …

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VAMPIRES (1979) BBC TV play

Vampires is a 1979 made-for-television play, broadcast by the BBC as part of their Play For Today strand. Concerning the obsessions of two school boys who suspect their neighbourhood is inhabited …

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DRAKULA HALÁLA (1921) Overview

Drakula halála is a 1921 Hungarian horror film written and directed by Károly Lajthay. Currently believed to be lost, the film is notable because it marks the first screen appearance …

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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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VAN HELSING (2004) Reviews and overview

‘Adventure lives forever’ Van Helsing is a 2004 American action adventure horror feature film about a monster slayer sent to Transylvania to defeat Dracula. The movie was written and directed …

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Universal Monsters – merchandise

The global popular cultural significance of the 1930s and 1940s Universal movie monsters cannot be understated. These films were smash hits that, despite the efforts of censorial prigs on both …

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MAD MONSTER PARTY? (1967) Reviews and overview

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 Tomb of Dracula – comic book

The Tomb of Dracula is an American horror comic book series published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979. The seventy issue series featured a group of vampire …

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Jack P. Pierce – makeup artist

Jack P. Pierce (born Janus Piccoula; May 5, 1889 – July 19, 1968) was a Hollywood makeup artist most famous for creating the iconic makeup worn by Boris Karloff in Universal Studios’ 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, along with various …

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Monster Mash – song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Monster Mash is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton’s Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, …

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