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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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Win a Copy of the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection DVD Box Set

28 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Attention, Universal monster fans... that means, well, all of you. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956, and we have your chance to score a copy on us!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on September 1st.

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection Description

They informed our dreams and nightmares, each and every one. Brilliant actors, craftspeople, and filmmakers combined to deliver these indelible characters who may have died on screen, but they will surely live forever. They are the one and only Universal Classic Monsters.

Now, for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Pictures' Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in »

- Steve Barton

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15 Horror Franchises that Helped Define the Face of the Genre

27 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There may be no other genre of film that juggles trends as often and openly as horror. One decade it’s the slasher; one decade it’s the ghost story; the next it’s found footage. The door does and will continue to revolve. That’s not going to change.

Fortunately for fans of this diabolical branch of celluloid, every now and then those shifts come on the heels of a landscape-altering production or the birth of a franchise destined to change the way we view film. We’ve seen movies evolve so much in the last 80-plus years it’s insane.

It’s almost hard to grasp, but it happens. And it often takes career-defining projects and game-changing films to make the shift a reality. Here are 15 horror franchises that enhanced or completely altered the face of horror as we know it.

Alien:

Ridley Scott’s greatest achievement, »

- Matt Molgaard

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Universal Veers From Superhero Trend for a Monster Plan

21 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While most studios in Hollywood are betting on superheroes to save the box office, Universal Pictures is doubling down on creature features.

This month, the studio acquired rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” book series. In July, it announced plans to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. At the same time, the studio inked an eyebrow-raising 10-year, first-look deal with microbudget horror producer Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Films is behind the profitable “Paranormal Activity,” “Sinister,” “Insidious” and “The Purge” franchises. Last summer, the studio lured Legendary Entertainment into the fold, and now the production firm is co-financing U’s “Jurassic World” and “Dracula Untold,” and has its own upcoming thrillers, including “As Above, So Below” and King Kong tentpole “Skull Island,” which Universal will release.

As Disney, Fox, Sony and Warner Bros. plant flags »

- Marc Graser

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Mezco Reveals Nycc-Exclusive Son of Frankenstein Figure

18 August 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After the events of 1935′s Bride of Frankenstein, the man-made Monster played by Boris Karloff was down for the count… until he was revived by a son of the experimental doctor in 1939′s Son of Frankenstein. To celebrate the final film to feature Karloff as the Monster, Mezco has revealed a New York Comic Con exclusive Son of Frankenstein Figure.

Scaled to 9 inches, Mezco’s Son of Frankenstein figure is limited to 500 items and can be purchased while supplies last at Mezco’s booth #1855 at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th. We have the press release with full details, as well as an early look at the figure:

New York- “Many thought the fire that destroyed the windmill destroyed the monster as well…they were wrong!

Following the success of their Universal Monsters Frankenstein, Mezco opens their laboratory door and reveals the Son Of Frankenstein limited edition figure. »

- Derek Anderson

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Cauldron of Blood Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

8 August 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Reclusive blind artist Franz Badulescu makes beautiful life-like sculptures, but as photographer Claude Marchand discovers, they may be a little too realistic. There’s something macabre going on at Franz’s Spanish castle in 1971′s Cauldron of Blood (aka Blind Man’s Bluff), starring horror legend Boris Karloff, and Olive Films is bringing the film’s murderous mystery to Blu-ray and DVD this fall.

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 14th, Cauldron of Blood will be available in time to secure a spot in Halloween movie marathons. For those unfamiliar with the Euro horror film, we have the synopsis and a look at the cover art (image courtesy of Amazon!):

“In a clever twist on the sculptor/murderer theme that runs throughout horror film history, the legendary Boris Karloff stars as blind artist Franz Badulescu, who creates startlingly lifelike statues with the help of his protective daughter, Viveca Lindfors »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Mummy’ Reboot Gets Alex Kurtzman as Director

30 July 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

In the days leading up to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, Sony/Columbia announced that their Amazing Spider-Man franchise spinoff Sinister Six will see a 2016 release, pushing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back to 2018. This all came on the heels of mooted Venom director Alex Kurtzman’s vague answers on the state of that film and TASM3.

Kurtzman was clear on his main priority, however: developing the possible shared-universe reboot of Universal Studios’ classic line-up of movie monsters, starting with The Mummy. Now, The Wrap reports that Alex Kurtzman will be directing the film, with the intention of getting the supernatural horror flick in theaters by Spring 2016.

This updated version of the classic chiller starring Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) – previously re-envisioned in the late 1990s as a Brendan Fraser-led ...

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- Anthony Vieira

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First Look at Emil Novak's Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster!

18 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's alive! Or should we say "She"? That's right, kids, the Frankenstein monster's bride has been reanimated for the indie feature Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster! Check out some exclusive stills along with your first details right here.

From the Press Release

Currently in production is an imaginative and original Frankenstein film, and genre veteran Melantha Blackthorne is attached to star. Its title is Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster.

Arguably, when it comes to iconic monsters, the first one that comes into mind is usually “Frankenstein’s monster.” It has been done to death some would say, though the producers of this steampunk noir-horror film would strongly disagree. Writer/director/producer Emil J. Novak, Sr., says: “Having Melantha involved with this film production has allowed us to go places we could only have dreamed of without her. Her knowledge and acting experience brings a new and refreshing twist to the Bride character.”

The »

- Steve Barton

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It’s Alive…Universal Monsters Are Back!

18 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Universal Studios was home to some of the most iconic horror movies of the twentieth century, including Frankenstein, The Bride Of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon and Dracula. Acting legends Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney. Jr lurched, stumbled and swooped across our screens, spawning a thousand nightmares and Halloween costumes.

Now it looks like the studio is planning a relaunch. Universal dipped its toe into its bank of monsters previously of course, with Van Helsing and The Wolfman among others. But this new project will present a unified approach.

At the moment Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-man) and Chris Morgan (The Fast And The Furious) are on board. First Universal Monster to get the modern treatment is The Mummy, pencilled in for 2016.

So horror fans, is this good or bad news? Will you be doing the monster mash or diving »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Josh Soriano’s Five Best “Old Dark House” Films

14 July 2014 3:07 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

On a stormy night, amidst the the trees on a fog-shrouded​ hilltop, a large house sits. Inside, a group of people have come together to hear the reading of a will. As the night continues, the ​​storm’s grasp strengthens and renders it impossible for the group to leave. They’ll have to spend the night. However, one amongst them is a murderer and will do anything in his/her power to be the next heir, including killing the guests off one by one. Before daybreak the killer will traverse throughout the house by secret passages, terrorizing each guest and creating a panic, while our protagonists race to solve the mystery.

Sound familiar? It should. It’s the classic scenario ​of what are known as ​”Old Dark House​​​” films that were popularized in the 30s and 40s in cinema. If you’ve ever watched a Saturday night horror film on basic television, »

- Josh Soriano

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Evil Dead Included in Horror Star Chart

12 July 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Looking up at the stars in the night sky might lead a horror fan to think of movies like Alien, Lifeforce, or even Night of the Creeps, but the UK studio Dorothy is placing fright films like Nosferatu, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre into their own artificial starry space with the release of a sky map filled with constellations formed by the titles and stars of 135 classic horror films.

Available from the UK for £25 as the regular edition or for £125 in the limited edition glow-in-the-dark version (limited to only 170 copies), the Horror Star Chart is composed of 135 horror films (and a few TV shows) that are either preserved in the Us National Film Registry or are personal favorites of the creators at Dorothy. The names of the horror movies and their stars have been arranged in an identical fashion to what the night sky looked like over »

- Derek Anderson

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Universal Releasing a Monster Sized DVD Box Set of 30 Films!

7 July 2014 3:22 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

All you cats out there who refuse to upgrade to Blu-ray are about to get one hell of a present from Universal! That is, if you're a Universal monster fan. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956!

The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is set for release on September 2nd and includes the following films, which are also available in smaller themed collections.

Dracula (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

The Mummy (1932)

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Werewolf of London (1935)

Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

Son of Frankenstein (1939)

The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

The Invisible Woman (1940)

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

The Wolf Man (1941)

Invisible Agent (1942)

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943)

Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Son of Dracula (1943)

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

House of Frankenstein (1944)

The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

House of Dracula (1945)

She-Wolf of London »

- Steve Barton

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Horror Star Chart Pays Tribute to 135 Important Films

7 July 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here at Dread Central we're big fans of horror-inspired artwork, which talented fans have for the last few years been doing an absolutely bang-up job at delivering. Today a highly unique piece of art has come to our attention, which we guarantee you is like nothing you've ever hung up on your bedroom wall in the past!

This week The Dorothy Collective has released what they're referring to as a "Horror Star Chart," mapping 135 classic and influential horror films and honoring the men and women who brought them to life. I'll allow the website to explain...

A two-color litho print, the Horror Star Chart is based on the night sky over Berlin Zoological Gardens on 4th March, 1922 during the premier of F.W. Murnau’s silent vampire film Nosferatu, which is recognised as a masterpiece of cinema, inspiring film makers and directors for generations to come (including Hitchcock).

The star chart »

- John Squires

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11 Footballers Who Might Be Universal Monsters

26 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

After Liverpool striker Luis Suarez disgraced himself yet again and confirmed his status as a vampire, by biting centre back Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder, in Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday – the third fellow professional footballer he has bitten in his career, after Psv’s Otman Bakkal and Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic – we started thinking…

If Suarez is a vampire, which other classic horror monsters could have been hiding in full sight amongst football’s ranks over the years?

The world of football boasts a wide variety of characters whose looks, traits and performances resemble some of the classic antagonists in movie history – namely the Universal Monsters. The classic Universal Monsters date back to 1923 and the classic era went on (with the likes of Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr and Bela Lugosi) until 1960, but there have been more additions to the monster roster since then. »

- Kev Stewart

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Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection Coming To DVD on Sept. 2

24 June 2014 7:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time.

Now for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection, available on September 2, 2014.

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases every original film featuring Hollywood’s most iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Starring legendary actors Bela Lugosi, Boris KarloffLon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles they made famous, these films set the standard for decades to come with revolutionary makeup, mind-blowing cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring hours of revealing bonus features, Universal Classic Monsters: Complete »

- Michelle McCue

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