Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 58

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Remakes are a touchy subject with horror fans. For every Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986) and Verbinski’s The Ring (2002), there are dozens of films that remake a classic horror film with little reasoning and imagination. For this week, coinciding with the release of the Carrie (2013) remake, Doc Rotten and guest-host, Dave Dreher from Horror News Radio, take a look at 8 horror films that Hollywood could successfully remake. Monster Movie … Continue reading

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Vampire Movie Favourites

Vampire Movie Favourites

When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite vampire films, I received a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Planet Of The Vampires (1965), Count Yorga Vampire (1970), Vampyres (1974) or Shadow Of The Vampire (2000), I can only count it down to thirty. … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Second-Tier Draculas

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In 1897, Archibald Constible & Co. first published Bram Stoker’s epistolary horror novel, Dracula, and introduced the literary world to the vampire Count: a legend was born. When the motion picture business matured, the story became fodder for film adaptation, first with F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), where the names were changed to avoid copyright, and then with Todd Browning’s Dracula (1931). The following decades would see many adaptations of the terror classic. Some of the … Continue reading

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