DOES THE BAT REALLY WHISPER???

Outside the lonely foreboding mansion, thunder booms and lightning flashes in the sky. The approaching storm illuminates the large, time-worn building where inside the heroine is about to enter a secret staircase. The door slides ominously open, revealing a staircase down into the neither regions of the house. She steps forward toward the opening-only to... Continue Reading →

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Silver Bullets #2 THE RETURN OF DRACULA

I read about this picture in Famous Monsters of Film Land magazine, wished to see it then, and waited years to accomplish this. THE RETURN OF DRACULA, or CURSE OF DRACULA, had the unfortunate timing of being made and released shortly before Hammer released DRACULA (HORROR OF DRACULA) in 1958. This doomed, low budget, American... Continue Reading →

FACES OF FIRE

The altering of the human form has been an omnipresent theme of Horror pictures. Whether that is being tossed into something or off something, made into something, or having something removed, the result is a change that does not make us or those that love us the same. The face is a key to human... Continue Reading →

BEACH BLOODY BINGO

Summer has become a time for Hollywood to release its blockbusters to eager audiences who would rather be inside then out. I remember reading movie ads in the paper proudly touting theatres having the wonders of air conditioning. Movies about summer are another bottle (now comes in a tube) of suntan lotion as they have... Continue Reading →

GODZILLA !!!!!

Some things are simply made to be seen on the large screen and some large things are made for the same reason. The original GODZILLA or Gojira is one of these momentous beasts. I had the good fortune of attending a screening of this 1954 classic in glorious black and white at the Egyptian theatre... Continue Reading →

THE NOTES FROM HELL

“A house is not a home without music, mood music. When lights are low and all is still. The songs from the HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN settle over you. It makes you a real cut up.” The above quote is part of the original narration introduction as performed by Bob MacFadden from the album THEMES FROM... Continue Reading →

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