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Is television quickly becoming overly swamped with horror themed shows? Or can the medium really help expand stories and develop characters beyond the usual 2 hour feature length. Well NBC seem to think the latter as they're busy developing a new series based on Joe Johnston's 2010 monster horror feature 'The Wolfman'. Deadline have picked up on news of the new project which Dan Knauf ('Dracula', 'Carnivale') will be heading. With yesterday's announcement of an upcoming show based on Frank Darabont's 'The Mist' it does seem that absolutely anything is up fro grabs at the moment. The movie, which was a remake of Curt Siodmak's 1941 version of the 'The Wolf Man', starred Benicio Del Toro ('Sin City') and Emily Blunt ('Looper'). »
Brains on Ice! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director and Tfh creator Joe Dante introducing 1940 Boris Karloff starrer "Black Friday." More brain games from screenwriter Curt Siodmak, this time involving Boris Karloff as an ethically-challenged scientist who transfers the grey matter of a brutal gangster into the skull of timid professor Stanley Ridges. Karloff and Lugosi are top-billed but the velvet-toned Ridges, an underrated vet who refined his craft on the English stage, turns in a memorable dual-edged performance as the gentle soul who suffers through a series of Hyde-like transformations. »
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Brains on Ice! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director and Tfh creator Joe Dante introducing "Donovan's Brain," starring Lew Ayres, who achieved stardom as the benevolent Dr. Kildare, here playing yet another kindly doctor who nurtures a living brain (kept alive in a fish tank) only to have its sinister personality consume him. Curt Siodmak’s oft-adapted science fiction novel receives a no-frills treatment at the hands of director Felix Feist (The Devil Thumbs A Ride) that nonetheless captures its essence better than other attempts, which include The Lady And The Monster (1944) and The Brain (1962). »
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Starting this week, fans of the radio anthology series Suspense will be able to hear new versions of their favorite classics broadcast on Sirius Xm BookRadio 80 two nights a week.
The original Suspense, which ran from 1942-1962, was known as “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills” and featured a virtual 'who’s who' of Hollywood stars, including horror legends Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Peter Lorre. Though many of its episodes were murder mysteries, the original Suspense made many forays into pure horror, such as its adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror and Curt Siodmak’s Donovan’s Brain.
As for the new Suspense, it goes in a somewhat different direction. »
- The Woman In Black
Directed by George Waggner
USA, 70 min – 1941.
“The way you walked was thorny through no fault of your own, but as the rain enters the soil, the river enters the sea, so tears run to a predestined end. Now you will have peace for eternity.”
The Wolf Man is the classic horror flick, of the werewolf persuasion. It tells the story of practical son, Larry (Lon Chaney Jr.) returning to Britain, after his older brother and heir to an illustrious British title (which title, we do not know) has died. At castle Talbot, Larry meets his father, Sir John (Claude Rains), for the first time since moving to America eighteen years earlier. Their strained, ‘second son-father’ relationship is resolved rather quickly and Larry assumes his duties as heir, only distracted by the lovely, Gwen Conliffe (Evelyn Ankers). When Larry »
- Karen Bacellar
5 items from 2013
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