Massive ‘Classic Monster’ Collection Coming From Universal

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I know the first thing you’re going to ask is “don’t I own these already?” The answer is yes, kinda. There is no doubt that Universal is milking this whole “Classic Monster” thing for every dime they can but I have to admit, I love the idea of all 30 Universal films together in one box set. So, here’s what we’re looking at – from the press release: Starring legendary actors Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, … Continue reading

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A Couple New Posters Hearld The Arrival Of DRACULA UNTOLD

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As we have discussed in the past DRACULA UNTOLD is Universal Studios attempt at reviving their decades long fascination with Bram Stokers ultimate evil doer. A lot of other studios have attempted to resurrect the good old count but for the most part Universal’s original franchise is still the standard by which all others are judged so it would only stand to reason that they should be the ones to bring DRACULA back to life, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Black Cat (1934)

SYNOPSIS: “Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Doctor Vitus Werdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travelers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

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SYNOPSIS: “At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What’s his goal? What’s his secret?” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I’m extremely pleased to discuss a film that is good – mostly – sometimes. This is the first film version … Continue reading

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Halloween HorrorNights 23 Review

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Cabin in the woods 5/5 This house was epic! First house of the night an it blew me away. They stuck to the movies plot and scenery flawlessly and didn’t miss an opportunity for a scare. There was big unexpected scares in this one that had me literally backed into a wall at one point. It’s a win win for me since the house is as badass and intense as its film. This is a … Continue reading

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JURASSIC PARK 4 Gets A New Name And A Release Date

We can all officially get excited about a new Jurassic Park flick. Universal announced tonight that the film will be release on June 12th, 2015 but it will go by the name JURASSIC WORLD. Sounds so much better than JURASSIC PARK 4 and sounds like they may be taking this to much larger, shall we say “global” scale. All we really know is that the picture will be directed by Colin Trevorrow.

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Film Review: Dune (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “It is a distant galaxy in the far future year of 10191. Arrakis is a desert planet and the only source of Melange, a vital drug used by the Guild Navigators for space travel from star system to star system. Two rival families, the Atreides and the Harkonnens, fight for control of the mining operations of Melange on Arrakis. When his father Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated by the evil Baron Harkonnen, Duke Leto’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

SYNOPSIS: “Robert Scott Carey and his beloved wife Louise Carey are spending vacation on the motor boat of his brother Charlie. When Louise goes to the galley to bring a beer to Robert, he is engulfed by a weird mist. Six months later, Robert is sprayed by insecticide and when he goes to the doctor for the routine medical examination, he realizes that he had become shorter. Then he goes to a laboratory to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sherlock Holmes And The Voice Of Terror (1942)

SYNOPSIS: “When Nazi saboteurs jeeringly predict to the nation of new depredations via their radio Voice of Terror, the Intelligence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Doctor Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation – a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn Ankers), the … Continue reading

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Universal’s DRACULA Will Rise In 2014

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Earlier this month we caught wind of the fact that UNIVERSAL was looking to bring their classic horror property DRACULA back out of its coffin and it appears they were serious. This sucker (pun intended) is heading to production as we speak. Here’s the reported story breakdown via horrormovies.ca: Directed by Gary Shore and based on a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless the story centers around a young prince who, when the … Continue reading

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Film Review: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916)

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SYNOPSIS: “Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver, the man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away. He abandoned her and a sailor on a mysterious island and has come back after all these years to see if she is still alive and if … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phantom Of The Opera (1943)

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SYNOPSIS: “Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Erique Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary Phantom whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both … Continue reading

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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, who helps the expedition uncover the tomb of his ancient love. He then uses his … 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: The Invisible Man (1933)

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SYNOPSIS: “A mysterious man, whose head is completely covered in bandages, wants a room. The proprietors of the pub aren’t used to making their house an inn during the winter months, but the man insists. They soon come to regret their decision. The man quickly runs out of money, and he has a violent temper besides. Worse still, he seems to be some kind of chemist and has filled his room with messy chemicals, test … Continue reading

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Make it a “Classic” Halloween!!

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How many of you have rushed out and picked up that Blu-ray box set of the Classic Universal Monsters? I want one so bad I can taste it! Hopefully it will be a Christmas gift. (Hint, Hint) With Halloween only a day a way and Universal wanting to keep this slightly pricey box set hot in the minds of horror fans everywhere, they sent along the little slideshow below. Some really nice, rarely used photos … Continue reading

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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 to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving … 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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Film Review: Dracula (1931)

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SYNOPSIS: “After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalise the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to … Continue reading

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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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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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