8 items from 2013
The Mummy’s Hand
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Written by Griffin Jay
USA, 67 min – 1940.
“You are very beautiful…so beautiful I’m going to make you immortal. Like Kharis, you will live forever. What I can do for you I can do for myself. Neither time nor death can touch us. You and I together for eternity here in the Temple of Karnak. You shall be my high priestess.”
In The Mummy’s Hand, the first sequel to the 1933 Mummy film, two out of work archaeologists in Cairo, Steve Banning and Babe Jenson (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) are sold an ancient vase that they believe will lead them to the tomb of Princess Ananka. The two embark on a mission to uncover her final resting place. Helped financially by the magician ‘The Great Solvani’ (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter, Marta »
- Karen Bacellar
Generally speaking, there are three things that you should never do in life: Don't eat the Yellow Snow, don't step on Superman's cape and don't attempt to remake Classic Horror films.
Think Gus Van Sant's Psycho remake. It was the film no one asked for and nobody really wanted to see. Gvs's Psycho was case of a film being prejudged in the audience's mind as “not worthy” long before the first frame. As a stand alone film based on its merits, with audiences and critics it was Doa.
Horror films can reach sacred status in the minds of fans for odd reasons, but when they do, it's almost impossible to change the mindset for those who worship them. Horror fans also have long memories. I've known people who insist that Boris Karloff's performance in the 1932 version of The Mummy started the Method Acting technique. (Okay, those guys are a little weird). But, »
- Jason Stewart
After their boxed set of classic horror titles were released last year, Universal has announced that they are splitting up the set and selling the movies as individual Blu-rays. The first wave will be released on June 4th, and includes The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Invisible Man. Continue reading for a look at the cover art and a list of bonus features for each title:
Creature From the Black Lagoon: “ Perfectly blending Universal’s classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s, Creature from the Black Lagoon tells the mythical story of a dangerous half-human, half-fish creature lurking in the depths of the Amazon. After discovering a unique prehistoric claw fossil on an expedition deep in the jungle, archeologists investigate its origins which lead them directly to a mysterious creature. Led by marine life specialist David Reed (Richard Carlson »
- Jonathan James
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it’s the year that the headline is from. It’s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated last year on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe and I’ve been writing a regular movie-related column since. Since there is no on-line version of The Globe, I post all of my articles here at We Are Movie Geeks as well. When Steve informed me that this month’s St. Louis Globe-Democrat is written as if it’s 1934, I jumped at the chance to write about the »
- Tom Stockman
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it’s the year that the headline is from. It’s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated last year on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe and I’ve been writing a regular movie-related column since. Since there is no on-line version of The Globe, I post all of my articles here at We Are Movie Geeks as well. When Steve informed me that this month’s St. Louis Globe-Democrat is written as if it’s 1934, I jumped at the oppurtunity to write about the »
- Tom Stockman
Monsters. I am such a sucker for monsters. Ever since childhood I have been frightened by them out of all proportion. I had monsters under the bed, in the wardrobe – even in the toilet (Thank you Ghoulies 3!). And that is what a good monster should do – it should frighten the crap out of you, otherwise what’s the point?
The list below mixes the best of classic oldie and classic modern monsters to produce a cavalcade of nightmare inducing fiends who are wont to sneak into your dreams when you least expect it and give you an absolute blinder of a nightmare. Trust me, I have had these characters frequent my dream time on several occasions and well, you just have to ask my psychiatrist what effect it has had on my poor tortured mind…
All joking aside, welcome to my world of nightmares: 10 classic movie monsters that will haunt your dreams. »
- Clare Simpson
Feature Sarah Dobbs Jan 31, 2013
As the anniversary of his passing approaches, Sarah looks back over the career of Boris Karloff - one of cinema's true icons...
If there’s one classic movie star I’d love to have met, it’s Boris Karloff. Now, he’s mostly remembered for his breakthrough role in Universal’s 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein: if you close your eyes right now and imagine Karloff, chances are it’s in green face paint with bolts in either side of his neck. But there was a hell of a lot more to him than that.
Karloff was an amazingly talented actor who brought something special to just about every role he played, and it would have been amazing to get the chance to sit down and talk to him about his life and career, to get his perspective on fame, Hollywood, horror, acting, and all the rest of it. »
In March 2011, following some unusual circumstances at a screening of Contagion, I wrote a list of 10 Great Films Kids Should Watch, But Probably Won’t. For a medium that has literally thousands of films to choose from, now seems like a prudent time to go beyond the previous 10, and give some more suggestions.
It is clearly indicated by your responses to the last list, that many of you WhatCulturenareans really buy into and appreciate this idea of giving children a taste of cinema’s past. There is indeed a whole world beyond the family films of today, and I hope you enjoy some of my new suggestions.
Please feel free to make some of your own submissions as well. I look forward to reading your comments.
10. The Mummy (1932)
At once a truly magical yet terrifying entry in Unversal’s cannon of early monster movies, The Mummy is a great way »
- Brad Williams
8 items from 2013
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