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Key Genre Films 1930s

1930s

In 1924 the first major theatrical production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula opened on stage in England. Starring writer-actor Hamilton Deane, the play was such a success that it was transferred to London’s West End. In 1927 the production opened on Broadway starring a young Hungarian actor named Bela Lugosi. Universal pictures purchased the screen rights that same year for US$40,000, ...

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Key Genre Films 1920s

1920s

The coming of sound to the movies meant a great deal to the development of the fantasy genre. Although science fiction and particularly horror films had been produced since the earliest days of the medium, the addition of dialogue and, more importantly, special effects, greatly enhanced the creative abilities of filmmakers. As early as the turn of last century, Frenchman ...

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Horror Talk: 01.19.11

mothersday

Greetings boys and ghouls! Welcome back to another installment of Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood  gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge! It has been an incredibly amazing week for me. I got to travel to New York City to screen my feature film debut, Raymond Did It in front of cast members, critics, and a ...

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Luis Buñuel

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While the commercial form of genre cinema was being shaped, first in Germany in the twenties and then Hollywood in the thirties, it was receiving a rather different kind of input from several non-commercial intellectual filmmakers in Europe. Yet it was not so very long before the influence of the artistic movement of surrealism was making its way into the ...

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Horror Talk: 01.13.11

13Hrs-2010

Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. Things have been INSANE around here as we ramp up for the February 11th premiere of Raymond Did It! I have been booking screenings for press and public, making travel arrangements to support the film, getting copies ...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV series)

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“There is a theory which states that if anybody discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” So go the metaphysical musings of the late British humourist and author Douglas Adams ...

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Horror Talk: 01.07.11

Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. Before we delve too deep into this week in Horror, let me begin with a sincere apology for my tardiness. Normally Horror Talk posts on Wednesday and this week I was unable to hit the deadline. I’m ...

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Horror Talk: 12.29.10

insid

Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. I don’t mind telling you that this holiday season has been quite busy around my little slaughterhouse and I couldn’t be happier! I have so many projects that I am itching to share with you, but for ...

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Horror Talk: 12.22.10

bunyan1

Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. Not even the tides of the impending holidays can slow us down here at Horror Talk. We have once again sifted through the “best of 2010” lists, dug into the “previews of 2011” posts and found the ...

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Horror Talk: 12.15.10

half_moon

Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. The wild ride here at Horror Talk continues. While other websites and columns are succumbing to “best of 2010” lists and other holiday season roundups, here at Horror Talk, we are gonna keep things business as usual, ...

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Guilty Pleasures

The Green Slime

Growing up in the Seventies, I was exposed to a large number of schlocky b-movie greatness. Watching Creature Feature on Channel 20, collecting Famous Monsters of Filmland and catching any horror theatrical release I could, I became a lifelong fan of the horror genre. Horror movies at the time were producing classics of the genre, masterpieces that were shaping the ...

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Horror Talk: 12.08.10

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Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. This article marks my sixth week in the Grindhouse that is Horror Talk. Thanks to you, dear reader for joining me once again as we sum up the highlights of this week in horror. In Movie news, ...

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