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Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Day Seven

8 December 2014 2:32 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Happy Monday everyone! For today’s installment of Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, we’re bringing you some stellar gift ideas perfect for horror, sci-fi and pop culture fans including collectibles from Neca, a new book celebrating Planet of the Apes, the ultimate box set from Universal and much more.

After you check out today’s gift guide, be sure to enter our Holiday Horrors trivia contest below for your chance to get your hands on some fantastic prizes from our sponsors at HorrorDecor.net, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Scream Factory.

Vendor Spotlight: Cutestreak Designs

Launched in 2013 by Chelsea Patterson, Cutestreak Designs creates original pop culture infused artwork that’s inspired by some of the most iconic movies and television series of all time (and also creates the killer art for Deadly Magazine each and every month.

And if you’re on the lookout for something non-horror related, Cutestreak »

- Heather Wixson

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Universal Exec Says New Universal Monster-Verse Will Be More Action-Adventure Than Horror

20 November 2014 3:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Universal Studios has a long, rich, laudable history of making monster movies. In 1923, Lon Chaney’s work as Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, kicked off what would be a fantastically successful decades-long series of horror films for the studio. Chaney portrayed monsters through the rest of the decade until Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff each first donned their monster makeup in 1931 with "Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” respectively. All through the '30s, '40s, '50s, and into the '60s, Universal rotated a crop of monsters that performed spectacularly at the box office. Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney, and Chaney’s son Lon Chaney, Jr. became widely famous for their work, and the American public turned out en masse to see multiple incarnations of “The Wolfman,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Mummy,” and “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Indeed, Universal’s monster movies are part of cinema history, which is why recent »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Update: More Universal Monsters Are On The Way

12 November 2014 10:33 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Update: 

Deadline is now reporting that the next film in Universal's Monster Slate will be The Wolf Man. According to the site, Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) is writing the movie.

Original Story:

Back in the day, Universal Pictures was the king of the monster mountain. Their stable of classic monsters, from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Lon Chaney Jr's Wolfman, from Boris Karloff's iconic Frankenstein to...Boris Karloff's iconic Mummy, and more, Universal cornered the market on Hollywood monsters. From standalone films, to crossovers, to Monster v Monster movies, one could easily argue that they established the blueprint that modern day comic book films are now so eagerly adopting. So it makes sense now that Universal is looking around at what their rivals at Disney, Warner Bros, Sony, and Fox are doing and saying, "Oh, yeah? You want to talk about your 'cinematic universes'? Well, we're going to relaunch the granddaddy of'em all. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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The Chicago Critics' Top 100 Horror (or Just Plain Creepy) Films in History

31 October 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics (photo: Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho') I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the category or criteria, because these lists are almost invariably compiled by people who know little about films beyond mainstream Hollywood stuff released in the last decade or two. But the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of the 100 Scariest Movies Ever Made, which came out in October 2006, does include several oldies — e.g., James Whale's Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein — in addition to, gasp, a handful of non-American horror films such as Dario Argento's Suspiria, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre, and F.W. Murnau's brilliant Dracula rip-off Nosferatu. (Check out the full list of the Chicago Film Critics' top 100 horror movies of all time. »

- Andre Soares

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Halloween Fiends: Monsters then and Now-Which Are Better?

28 October 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Old monsters or new? Dracula or Freddy Kruger? The Bride of Frankenstein or the Bride of Chucky? How do you like your monsters…Classic or neo-nasty contemporary?

 

Most people like a good horror film around Halloween. It’s the time of year for a good scare. But what kind of scare do you want…classic or modern? Do you prefer the gothic grand guignol of yesteryear or the deranged demons of today? Who’s cooler and creepier?

Just for clarity’s sake, we’ll draw the old vs. new line at 1978, with John Carpenter’s excellent Halloween being the start of the modern age of Horror. Everything before that (The B&W Universal monster films, the Hammer Studios films with Cushing and Lee, the Poe/Hawthorn adaptations with Vincent Price, etc.) are classic horror flicks.

Let’s start with the names of the monsters. In this category, you have to go with old Hollywood. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Classic Film Series presents a creature feature double bill

27 October 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In 1931, Universal Studios made a killing with their scary movies Dracula and Frankenstein. Audiences loved the supernatural characters, and to capitalize on the burgeoning movie monster craze, Universal rolled out The Mummy (1932) and, nine years later, The Wolf Man (1941).

The Mummy casts the incomparable Boris Karloff  as a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest who was mummified alive for attempting to bring back the dead. Archaeologists accidently revive the wrinkly man-monster, who wreaks havoc searching for his lost love.

The Wolf Man stars Lon Chaney Jr. as an American who is bitten by a werewolf while visiting his ancestral home in Wales. He transforms into a hairy beast who kills villagers, and only his father (Claude Rains) can stop the mayhem.

Neither the Mummy nor the Wolf Man possess the star power of their more popular monster brethren Drac and Frank, but they’re still creepy enough to spawn chills.

Watch as our »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: a horror institution

23 October 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The home of monster cinema, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights continue a grand scare legacy…

Read about what happened when Den of Geek went along to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Orlando Resort, here.

In October 1991, Universal’s latest horror release was little-loved sequel Child’s Play 3: Look Who’s Stalking. The studio that had dominated the classic monster era of the thirties and forties, immortalising the careers of Boris Karloff and Bela Legosi, was pushing a tired franchise through multiplexes stuffed with sequels to eighties slasher movies. But in its recently opened Orlando theme park, a seed was being planted that would grow into a worthy homage to Universal’s cinematic roots: the annual Halloween Horror Nights. 

A year earlier, Universal Studios Florida had opened after a bumpy few months of delays, rethinks, and set-backs. In its very early days, a more accurate version of »

- louisamellor

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Trio of Classic Horror Films Screening in Jersey City This Weekend

22 October 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

This coming Friday will see big-screen showings of three of horror cinema’s most highly regarded works.  F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) will screen Friday evening at Loew’s Jersey City theatre in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, October 24 at 8:15 pm.

On Saturday, October 25, James Whale’s Frankenstein will screen at 6:30 pm.  This will be followed at 8:15 pm with a screening of The Haunting, Robert Wise’s 1963 black and white film version … Continue reading →

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- Jonathan Stryker

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Join Cinema Retro For "The Haunting" Screening, Loew's Jersey City, Saturday, October 25

17 October 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The restored movie palace, the Loew's Jersey City, will present their annual Halloween-themed film festival on October 24-25, kicking off with Murnau silent version of Nosferatu with live soundtrack accompaniment on the historic Wonder Organ, which will be played by Ben Model.

On Saturday afternoon, October 25, the original Universal Pictures classic, Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff, will be shown on the big screen. That evening, at 8:15, Cinema Retro Editor-in-Chief Lee Pfeiffer will introduce Robert Wise's 1963 classic The Haunting starring Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn and Lois Maxwell. (Cinema Retro co-publisher Dave Worrall will be over from the UK side of "the pond" so drop by and chat with us in the lobby before and/or after the show.) We expect some of the local readers who accompanied us on our 2010 Movie Magic Tour to attend. It was on that tour that we stayed the night in »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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‘The Curse of The Werewolf’ nails the FX, misses on content

16 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Curse of the Werewolf

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Anthony Hinds

UK, 1961

The original Universal Studios Wolf Man left an indelible mark on film history, particularly in it’s painstakingly specific make-up transformation that turned Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Larry Talbot into the title character. That effect has hung over every werewolf feature since, with films trying to compete with makeup maestro Jack Pierce’s legendary design. 20 years after the first Wolf Man film, Hammer Horror took a stab at the monster, utilizing a script based on A Werewolf in Paris and a barrel-chested Oliver Reed in his first film role.

By the time Hammer got around to making their werewolf film they’d already found success with multiple Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee vehicles such as The Mummy, Dracula and Frankenstein, all of which displayed exciting makeup effects, and they continued the trend early on in The Curse of the Werewolf. »

- Jae K. Renfrow

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Fantastic Fest 2014: Interview with Larry Fessenden from ABC’s Of Death 2

13 October 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After seeing ABC’s Of Death 2 at Fantastic Fest (you can read my review of the film Here), I was able to sit down with the director of one of my favorite shorts in the anthology – Larry Fessenden.  His short “N is for Nexus” is a break-neck countdown through the streets of New York as Halloween night approaches. A couple preparing their Frankenstein costumes for a party sets in motion a series of events that intersect and slowly affect one another, leading to a devastating conclusion. Fessenden is practically a legend in the indie horror genre. He has worked as an actor, cinematographer, writer and director since the later 70’s and has created a named for himself with such feature films like Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter, while also appearing in films like I Sell The Dead, Stake Land, and Jug Face. I was lucky enough to sit down »

- Michael Haffner

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How to Cast Conjoined Twins on Broadway

10 October 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Bill Condon has always been drawn to outsiders in his work. He won an adapted screenplay Oscar for his breakout film, Gods and Monsters, a complex character study of Frankenstein director James Whale. His script unlocked the challenges of filming Chicago by staging the musical numbers inside the heads of its celebrity murderesses. He followed with Kinsey, about the controversial sexual behavior researcher; Dreamgirls, which revolves around a cruelly ousted Motown girl-group singer; and The Fifth Estate, about exiled whistleblower Julian Assange.

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- David Rooney

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The fall and rise of the werewolf in cinema

10 October 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With WolfCop out now on disc, Ryan takes a look at how werewolf myths have faded in and out of cinema history...

It might seem strange, from our interconnected, know-it-all 21st century perspective, that people really did once believe that werewolves existed. Legends of wolf-men date back to antiquity, but really began to bite into society’s fear centres in Europe of the Middle Ages.

Take, for example, Peter Stumpp, a 16th century man whose strange story was related in a pamphlet published shortly after his death. A resident of a small town in Cologne, Stumpp claimed to have been given a belt of wolf skin by the Devil, which when worn, gave him the ability to transform into a wolf. In this form, Stumpp said he’d killed and eaten a dozen or so people over the course of 25 years - crimes described in grisly detail in that old pamphlet. »

- ryanlambie

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Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe! – ‘Classic Film Series’

6 October 2014 8:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Abbott: “You’re making enough noise to wake up the dead! “

Costello: “I don’t have to wake him up. He’s up!”

Abbott And Costeelo Meet Frankenstein Screens Saturday October 11th at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo) at 10:30am.

It’s interesting that Lou Costello initially was reluctant to do Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein, since it became probably the most popular and successful instalment in their career. It was so popular, in fact, that many of the Abbott & Costello movies to follow were along similar lines — they would go on to meet The Mummy, The Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You can sort of see where he was coming from … horror/comedy isn’t exactly a highly respected genre, although there have been several classics in it since (Young Frankesntein comes to mind).

The story starts when »

- Tom Stockman

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Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein Screens October 2nd at Schlafly Bottleworks

22 September 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Abbott: “You’re making enough noise to wake up the dead! “

Costello: “I don’t have to wake him up. He’s up!”

Abbott And Costeelo Meet Frankenstein Screens October 2nd at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood

It’s interesting that Lou Costello initially was reluctant to do Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein, since it became probably the most popular and successful instalment in their career. It was so popular, in fact, that many of the Abbott & Costello movies to follow were along similar lines — they would go on to meet The Mummy, The Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You can sort of see where he was coming from … horror/comedy isn’t exactly a highly respected genre, although there have been several classics in it since (Young Frankesntein comes to mind).

The story starts when a couple of crates arrive in the Us, to an »

- Tom Stockman

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Nycc-Exclusive Nes Freddy Krueger & Jason Voorhees ReAction Figures Revealed

20 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to terrorizing teenagers on the silver screen, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees stalked and slashed 8-bit characters in the worlds of two 1989 Nes games appropriately titled A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Nostalgic gamers can rejoice now that Funko and Super7 have captured the garish garb of the Nes versions of Freddy and Jason with new Nycc-exclusive ReAction figures.

The Nes Freddy and Jason figures will be available exclusively at Toy Tokyo’s booth at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th at New York City’s Javits Center, and we have a look at the figures below (thanks to Toy Tokyo for the image!).

As a reminder, Funko and Super7’s ReAction Horror Series figures and Universal Monsters figures are now available. Similar to previous releases, the figures are 3 3/4 inches and come in retro Kenner-like packaging. These figures are priced at $9.99 apiece. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Importance of Blondes in Classic Horror

19 September 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”  — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted.  It is rather easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able to convey cinematically that a person is of virtue, unfortunately must be expressed through the way an actor or actress looks and acts.  In the world of the early horror films, filmmakers did not have the luxury of time to develop the personalities and back-stories of secondary characters.  Filmmakers were to generate a tale of a monster to scare the masses, and quite honestly, couldn’t be bothered finding time to explain why the damsel in distress was worth anything other than eye candy and something for a monster to desire. The color »

- BJ Colangelo

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A Nite to Dismember NYC Halloween Movie Marathon Includes Evil Dead 2 & The Bride of Frankenstein

5 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After handing out candy, scaring trick or treaters, or camping out on your couch with a big bowl of candy corn, New York City area horror hounds can continue their Halloween celebrations by heading to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema for the second annual A Nite to Dismember scary movie marathon that begins at the witching hour and will feature sequels of the direct and indirect variety.

The event runs from midnight to noon on November 1st and will include costume contents, drink specials, trivia, a free breakfast, and more, all in addition to the screenings of the following five horror films:

Evil Dead II The Bride of Frankenstein Friday the 13th Part 2 Dracula: Prince of Darkness The Return of the Living Dead

Tickets can be purchased for $50.00 apiece at:

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/a-nite-to-dismember-2014/

“Rating: R

Run Time: 432 minutes

Director: Sam Raimi, James Whale, Steve Miner, Terrence Fisher, »

- Derek Anderson

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September 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Dracula (1979), Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, Universal Classic Monsters Collection

1 September 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

September gets off to a fantastic start if you’re a genre fan, as Universal Home Entertainment is unloading a Ton of Universal Monsters-related titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection and Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker.

Also being released by Universal this week are a handful of horror and sci-fi themed 4-Movie Packs, an 8 Film Collection of Hammer horror titles and several other modern horror classics in high definition, including The People Under the Stairs and Firestarter. The third Cabin Fever film, Patient Zero, is also finally arriving on DVD & Blu-ray as well.

Spotlight Titles:

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (Rlj Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, »

- Heather Wixson

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Den of Geek Book Club: Lord Of Misrule

29 August 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Aliya reads Christopher Lee's autobiography Lord Of Misrule, and finds a witty book full of anecdotes and a surprising amount of golf...

Christopher Lee holds the world record for the most amount of on-screen swordfights, having wielded a variety of swords, billiard cues, and lightsabers in 17 films. And that’s a small percentage of his body of work, with over 250 performances in some of the biggest, smallest and weirdest films you could hope to watch. I don’t know how he found time to write this autobiography back in 1977. And I also don’t understand how so much of that autobiography could be about golf.

How does he find time to play so much golf? And how does he make it sound so interesting? Maybe it’s the people he plays with: a mixture of stars, professionals, statesmen and politicians grace the pages, all of them deserving an anecdote or two. »

- ryanlambie

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