Universal Relaunching ‘Classic Monsters’ And Then Teaming Them All Up!

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A bit of surprising news tonight. Turns out that Universal Studios is wanting to relaunch their Classic Monster line and they are going to do it in fine style indeed. Following the highly successful path forged by ‘Marvel’, the studio is going to be releasing a slew of stand alone films – all with an intertwining story arc – that will ultimately lead to all our favorite monsters teaming up for one giant orgy of … Continue reading

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Film Review: I, Frankenstein (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. REVIEW: After being shuffled between two different release dates (& missing both of them) last year, the cinematic powers that be have decided to do what they were really planning to do all along and release I, Frankenstein to theaters in the cinematic graveyard otherwise known as…January. And in doing so they’ve succeeded in making January 2014 one of … Continue reading

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New One Sheet For I, FRANKENSTEIN Gets Up Close And Personal

I’m still on the fence about this one. Big Aaron Eckhart fan but something about this one just leaves me feeling a little empty. I hope I’m wrong but I’ll find out in January with the rest of you. In the meantime tonight brings the debut of a brand new one sheet. Here’s a refresher from the press release:

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One Sheet Debuts For I, FRANKENSTEIN

As I am sure you all aware, those of us here at HNN are a bit divided on what the upcoming release of I, FRANKENSTEIN will hold for horror fans, it’s been quite the fodder for discussion on HORROR NEWS RADIO and beyond and while the merits of the film are yet to be seen there is one thing we can wonder about no longer. What will the poster look like? I, FRANKENSTEIN reinvents the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 59

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Happy Halloween! What films do you watch each October? That is a question that fascinated Doc and this week’s co-host, Dave Dreher. So, the two joined forces and compiled a list of eight (8) horror films they watch each October to celebrate Halloween. Classic with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr. along with newer films like the terrific anthology film, Trick R Treat. Doc and Dave sit back for an hour and reminisce about … Continue reading

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HISTORY presents Frankenstein: The Real Story

HISTORY® presents all the raw details and facts on the most famous science fiction character of all time in Frankenstein: The Real Story arriving on DVD January 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The story has both haunted and entertained the world for close to two centuries. Timed to the highly anticipated release of I, Frankenstein, this fascinating collection tells of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of … Continue reading

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MONDO Goes Classic And Brings The Monsters

If you are fan of horror art at all then you know when you hear the word MONDO your in for something special and this time MONDO has pulled out all the stops and gone classic. The man behind MONDO is Jason Edmiston and he went above and beyond for the four classic pieces you about to see. For this round he has given us his take on FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLF MAN, THE BRIDE and … Continue reading

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Trailer For I,FRANKENSTEIN Debuts

Coming to us from LIONSGATE and starring Aaron Eckhart I,FRANKENSTEIN appears to pretty much take the legendary movie monster in a direction that no one could have seen coming. The trailer just hit, check it out and we’ll talk on the other side. Okay, so it looks like we are turning FRANKENSTEIN into an action hero? Interesting, no? Will it work? We’ll all find out January 24th when this one hits your local cineplex.

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Film Review: Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

SYNOPSIS: “The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 Switzerland where he finds Doctor Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: If there’s one person for whom ‘Living Legend’ is applicable in the department of genre films, it must be my old friend Roger Corman. … Continue reading

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LIONSGATE Unveils Three New Posters For I, FRANKENSTEIN

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to San Diego this week make sure to head on by the LIONSGATE booth and pick up one of these beauties. They’re promo posters for the upcoming I, FRANKENSTEIN and I’m thinking they are pretty damn cool.

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Will Daniel Radcliffe Join The Cast Of FRANKENSTEIN?

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Seems like Daniel Radcliffe has a thing for horror. Hot on the heels of last years pretty excellent THE WOMAN IN BLACK it appears his next project may be with FOX where it is rumored he may be on board to play IGOR in their upcoming retelling of FRANKENSTEIN. Just conjecture at the moment but if reporting this stuff has taught me anything through the years it’s that a lot of time when you start … Continue reading

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Grand Illusions

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In the current climate of rampant digital effects, ultra-real prosthetics and virtual 3-D cinematography, audiences are being spoiled. Special effects have become commonplace and of such a high standard that jaws are no longer dropping. This wasn’t always so. Special effects have come a long way since the invention of cinema and the path they have walked is fascinating. Arguably, the first film ever made was called Fred Ott’s Sneeze and was made, funnily enough, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

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SYNOPSIS: “Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein Or The Modern Prometheus, reveals to Percy Shelley and Lord Byron that Henry Frankenstein and his Monster did not die. Both lived, and went on to even stranger misadventures than before. As the new story begins, Henry wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful life with his new bride. But his old professor, the sinister Doctor Pretorius, now disgraced, appears unexpectedly. Eventually, he and the Monster blackmail … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein (1931)

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SYNOPSIS: “Henry Frankenstein is a brilliant scientist who has been conducting experiments on the re-animation of lifeless bodies. He has conducted experiments on small animals and is now ready to create life in a man he has assembled from body parts he has been collecting from various sites such as graveyards or the gallows. His fiancĂ©e Elizabeth and friend Victor Moritz are worried about his health as he spends far too many hours in his … Continue reading

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Frankie and the gang head to Blu-ray on Oct. 2nd!

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Very few press releases get me really stoked these days but this one had me dancing in my office. UNIVERSAL is releasing their classic monsters films on Blu-ray!! Nine of them to be exact! Wow!! This is freaking awesome. None of these films have had a Blu-ray release and this box set will also feature a myriad of bonus materials. All the info is below – this is definite must have coolness for all horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein: Day of the Beast (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: We know the story; we’ve seen the movies. You may think that it’s impossible to have a new approach to Frankenstein… Think again. REVIEW: I guess I never really thought much about it until now but I just realized that I’m not much of a “Frankenstein” fan. I’ve seen MANY of the films and I guess nothing really blew me away. Maybe it was because I was so young when I had watched them, … Continue reading

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