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Film Review: The Mummy (1932)

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SYNOPSIS: “In 1921 a team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple uncovers the 3700-year-old mummy of Imhotep. When one young archaeologist opens the scroll of Thoth, he goes delirious and the Mummy comes to life. Ten years later Sir Joseph returns with his son Frank. Unknown to them, the Mummy now exists as the mysterious Egyptian, Ardath Bay, ...

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Film Review: The Wolf Man (1941)

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SYNOPSIS: “Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela’s mother tells him that this will cause him ...

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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 fiancée Elizabeth and friend Victor ...

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Jack Pierce – Megos Figure for Monsterpalooza

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EMCE TOYS, the brand that revived the classic MEGO style 1/9 scale “retro cloth” action figures of the 1970s, is partnering with the MONSTERPALOOZA convention to create limited edition handcrafted MEGO-scale exclusives for the April 2012 event in Burbank. To honor legendary Universal makeup maestro JACK PIERCE, EMCE is creating a very small number of 8” tall figures of Pierce, ...

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The Art of Makeup Comes Alive

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Makeup Takes Its 29th Turn at the Academy Awards In the recent round of talk show appearances by actors from the new version of Alice in Wonderland, many of the performers discussed their lengthy stints “getting into costume.” This is both a travesty and at the same time not surprising. While costumes have been heralded by cinema onlookers for decades, ...

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