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Key Genre Films 1940s

The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including books, chairs, pot-plants and scientific …

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The Invisible Man Saga – A Retrospective on a Lost Legend

Scientific knowledge was never one of the requirements needed for a successful Hollywood scriptwriter. At least science fiction authors are usually aware of scientific flaws and try to disguise them with pseudo-science. For instance, they’ve long got around Einstein’s law regarding the impossibility of faster-than-light travel by taking a short-cut through ‘hyper-space’. My old friend H.G. Wells was well aware …

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Demon Names A-Z Collection List

This is a list of demons, including both specific demons (e.g. Satan) and types of demons (e.g. succubus). The names of many demons have several spellings.  (Still under research – may not be entirely complete) Aamon (Christian demonology) Abaddon (Christian demonology) Abalam (Christian demonology) Abraxas (Gnosticism) Ad-Dajjal (a.k.a. Dajjal) (Islamic eschatology) Adramelech (Assyrian mythology) Aeshma (Zoroastrianism) Af (Jewish mythology) Agaliarept …

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1970’s Frankenstein’s Monster

One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created …

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Serial Killer Films Compendium (P-Z)

The following article is the third and final part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fan’ films, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles …

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Films with Aliens in Them (A-Z)

Note: List to be updated in future 20 Million Miles to Earth 2001: A Space Odyssey 2010 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe Aelita Alien Alien: Resurrection Alien Autopsy Alien Hunter Alien Intruder Alien Nation Alien Planet Aliens Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Alien vs. Predator Alien³ Allegro Non Troppo Alone in the Dark A Trip …

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