Film Review: Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

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SYNOPSIS: “A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancĂ©e of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The Thing From Another World (1951) made a lot of money and initiated the fifties boom of monster movies – there … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Halloween Edition

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Welcome to a place where your dreams and nightmares cross over to the other side of the unexplained. I don’t have any UFO sightings to talk about today but that doesn’t mean they are not up above. I just wanted to talk on the subject of Halloween this edition. Rob Zombie has been strongly criticized for reimaging John Carpenter’s Halloween and making Michael Myers more human. More criticism is upon Zombie’s shoulders ever since the … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters

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In 1928, Carl Laemmle Senior made his son, Carl Laemmle Junior, head of Universal Pictures as a 21st birthday present. Woo hoo! Universal already had a reputation for nepotism – at one point, seventy of Carl Senior’s relatives were supposedly on the payroll. Many of them were nephews, resulting in Carl Senior being known around the studios as Uncle Carl. If you’re wondering how to pronounce the surname, Ogden Nash once rhymed, “Uncle Carl Laemmle, … Continue reading

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