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The Fu Manchu Complex, And Today's Anxieties About China

Posted 6 months ago
Imagine a super-villain who operates from within an underground hideout, strikes at the heart of empire through a suicide cult of footsoldiers who see each murder as a steppingstone to paradise, revels in refined forms of torture, broadcasts his intentions to politicians in advance and has dreams of world domination.

Familiar? No, not Osama Bin Laden but Dr. Fu Manchu, the Chinese villain ...
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Zombie Movies

Posted 6 months ago
Brains. Brains. Put this trivia in your brains.

From their beginnings in Caribbean voodoo culture to a Brad Pitt blockbuster, the zombie has been reanimated many times over in the last couple centuries. Animal entrails have been eaten by eager extras, countless kids have been frightened out of their minds and Bill Murray even got to play a zombie.

With the updated and fully revised ...
Related Links: Bill Murray, Brad Pitt, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Roger Ebert, Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Victor Halperin, Drácula (1931), Dracula (1992), Dracula (1931), Dracula (1979), Frankenstein (1931), Lured (1947), Revolt of the Zombies (1936), Targets (1968), Voodoo Man (1944), White Zombie (1932), Drácula (1999), Dracula (2002)
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The 10 Most Romantic 'Monster' Movies

Posted 6 months ago
It's Halloween time, when every network piles on the scary movies. We're not ones for blood and gore, but give us a good love story, and we'll happily take a fright or two. Not that these ten flicks are all that frightening, or blood-curdling, or horrifying -- they're mostly pretty tame compared to the usual October fare. (The scariest thing about this list is the prevalence of bad ...
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Heavy Metal Movies

Posted 9 months ago
This piece first appeared on bazillionpoints.com

I recently did an interview with Mike "McBeardo" McPadden about his book Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok In the 666 Most Ear and Eye Ripping Big Scream Films Ever!" to use while reviewing the book for classic Horror Film Magazine; Fangoria. The interview was so funny and so insightful; I ...
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Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

Posted 10 months ago
Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.



On June 26th, actors, filmmakers, and a whole host of other entertainment professionals and artisans will gather in Burbank, CA, to celebrate their capacity to engage you ...
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'A Masque of Madness': SIFF Review

Posted 10 months ago
Fifty or so years of Boris Karloff films are condensed into an entrancing mashup.read more
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Exclusive: Check Out Ken Taylor’s FRANKENSTEIN Poster from His Upcoming Mondo Gallery Show

Posted 10 months ago
Credit: collider.com
With Mondo's next gallery show “The Art of Ken Taylor” opening Friday night in Austin, our friends at Mondo are letting us premiere his poster for Boris Karloff's Frankenstein.  The screenprint is being offered two ways: as a regular and variant edition with different colors. The regular is an edition of 375 and the variant is 175.  Both are 24 x 36.

In addition to the ...
Related Links: Boris Karloff, Ken Taylor, Frankenstein (1931)
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Experience Rare, Classic Films Through Warner Archive Instant

Posted 1 year ago
If Netflix doesn't satisfy your craving for vintage cinema, we suggest you give Warner Archive Instant a try. The collection of rare and forgotten films from classic studios such as Warner Bros., MGM and RKO offers a peek into the the annals of movie history -- or, on a less austere note, a stellar binge-watching compendium for a rainy, snowy day. Rookies get a free two-week trial. Here are some ...
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Aaron Eckhart’s ‘Frankenstein’ turns cuddly

Posted 1 year ago
Credit: pagesix.com
Aaron Eckhart’s been all over everything explaining his new Frankenstein isn’t like that old cranky tin can Boris Karloff — but is nice, cuddly. So how did such a creepy...
Related Links: Aaron Eckhart, Boris Karloff, Frankenstein (1931)
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Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide: The Specials, Marathons and Classics to Watch

Posted 1 year ago
"Grinch," Charlie Brown" and football are a given, but there's also nonstop "Walking Dead," "Harry Potter," and James Bond, as well as a Lady Gaga meets the Muppets special to take up your post-turkey time.Wondering what TV to watch over Thanksgiving weekend? The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the programming you need to know to get you through the holiday. Wednesday ...
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