Book Review: Pop Goes Frankenstein – Author Sam Ita

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Frankenstein – A Pop Up Book  With its riveting blend of horror and science fiction, Frankenstein has gripped the public’s imagination since its publication in 1818. Now Sam Ita, the genius of paper engineering and art, transforms Mary Shelley’s tragic masterpiece into an unforgettable, stunning, and accessible pop-up book. For the third time, Ita—who created the magnificent Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea pop-ups—successfully captures the rich, dark drama of his source through … Continue reading

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Trailer: Frankenstein (2011) – play Trailer

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 Frankenstein (2011) – play Trailer  

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Exclusive Pictures Of The New Frankenstein Statue At Dark Delicacies By Mike Hill

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This last Sunday, Februaury 13, 2011, I was honored to be able to unveil Mike Hill’s new Frankenstein’s monster statue at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA. Hill said he wanted to encompass what he believed the monster would be feeling at the particular moment he chose to sculpt him by adding humanity into his expression which he feels is lacking in a lot of the previous recreations he has seen.

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Interview: Author Dr. Bob Curran (Man-Made Monsters)

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Dr. Bob Curran (author) Man-Made Monsters: A field guide to Golems, Patchwork Soldiers, Homunculi, and other created creatures. 1. Were there real events that inspired to story of Frankenstein? The best-known of all the Man-Made Monsters is probably Frankenstein, mainly due to Mary Shelley’s famous novel. This is a being created out of the remnants of the dead and brought to a semblance of life by electrical current. However, we have to remember that Frankenstein … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Frankenstein

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In the event of our birth, every single human being has the chance to meet our “creators” in a sense. Our parents at one point came together and decided (or maybe not) that we should be born. When we first open our eyes we look upon the face of our smiling parents, over adorned with joy looking at the beautiful being they made. However, none of us will ever get to meet our ultimate creator, and … Continue reading

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Frankenstein enters social Media?

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Independent Filmmaker Ricardo Islas and his production team are taking advantage of the current social networking generation by funding their remake of the classic horror film Frankenstein. The team has already raised several thousand dollars by utilizing the indie fundraising website IndieGoGo. It’s called crowd funding, and it allows the audience to fund films with small donations. For a donation of only $10 you can get a DVD copy of the movie with a special … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History Repeating?

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If we look at today’s horror output from major Hollywood studios we must ask the question “Is Hollywood making the same mistakes it has before?” A quick glance at movies currently in production shows a terribly high number of remakes and sequels, (monikered as ‘franchises’ by production companies) much to the dismay of many horror fans. It seems like major studios have bombarded us with unoriginal ideas for many a year now. Yet, we know … Continue reading

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Top 10 Performances from a child star in Horror

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10. Kyra Schon as Karen Cooper in “Night of the Living Dead” Kyra Schon’s performance as Karen Cooper, the zombie who killed her mother with a garden trowel after eating her father, is perhaps one of the most well-known performances in horror history. Her frightening performance truly stole the show and made an impression on viewers everywhere. Although “Night of the Living Dead” was her only performance, it alone earns her a spot on 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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Frankenstein 2011: Remake of ‘Frankenstein – The day of the Beast’

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We are pleased to announce that Drake Mefestta and Tricia Martyr of SGL Entertainment have landed major roles in the 2011 remake of Frankenstein “The Day Of The Beast”. The movie produced and directed by Ricardo Islas of Alpha Studios will have an all new approach to it. In a foggy winter morning, a raft brings a priest to an isolated island. He is getting paid to perform a wedding ritual under very mysterious conditions. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lady Frankenstein (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “When Doctor Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall’s brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall’s life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Doctor Frankenstein. Soon it comes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: “Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein’s granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse’s slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week’s public domain nugget is a little anti-classic with the self-explanatory title of Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966). Yes, you heard right, I’m discussing a western, make no bones … Continue reading

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How To ‘Make’ A Monster

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How does one identify a monster? The question is easier to answer by example than definition. In movie terms, a monster is something unnatural, dangerous and out of control. King Kong (1933), the Frankenstein (1931) monster, Godzilla (1954), Dracula (1931), Ray Harryhausen’s cyclops from The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad (1958), the Alien (1979), The Mummy (1932). That’s the monster A-list, but gobbling along in their wake are the tentacled, radioactive invaders of the fifties – … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Hammer

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One of the most successful and prolific British production companies, Hammer Films has become synonymous with horror – most notably the unforgettable series of Dracula and Frankenstein films which were instrumental in launching the careers of my dear old friends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Elevating the horror film in much the same fashion as the illustrious Ealing Studios did for comedy, the Hammer Horror was overall quintessentially British, frequently stylish, often sophisticated and characterised … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein Versus The Creature From Blood Cove (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: “Near an isolated beach on California’s coast, a sinister plan is underway in a laboratory of horror. Three renegade scientists have resurrected the Frankenstein Monster and they have also created a genetically engineered half-man half fish abomination, to use as secret weapons in the fight against terrorists worldwide. However, disaster strikes when the terrifying monsters chemical brainwashing fails and the entire plan goes to hell! Instead of stopping terror, these invincible monsters spread terror! … Continue reading

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List: Top 10 Zombie Films worth your time

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I sit to begin this list with the background noise of Romero’s Day of the Dead playing, and it’s a great flick to have as motivation for putting together a list like the one I’m about to compile. It’s not a part of this list, which is no slight; this list isn’t necessarily about the best, most common or most loved zombie flicks. If it was, Day of the Dead would probably be around #6 … Continue reading

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