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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The FX Shop: Jack Pierce – Makeup Legend

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The Doctor had to run out for spare parts…yours maybe! So once again we are joined by the company of horror aficionado Scott Essman who has the goods on Makeup Artist Jack Piere. “I don’t use masks or any appliances whatsoever,” proclaimed Jack Pierce about the development of his famous monster characters. The one exception to Pierce’s rule occurred with his striking initial realization of The Wolf Man in 1941. “The only appliances I used was the … Continue reading

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UFHE Gearing Up Some More WOLFMAN

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I know, what the hell does UFHE stand for? UNIVERSAL FAMILY & HOME ENTERTAINMENT. News broke today that UFHE will be releasing some more tales in THE WOLFMAN saga. Not much else was released so everything from here on is nothing but mere speculation but one can assume that given the division that is releasing this one would assume that we’re talking straight to DVD, maybe even animated? Don’t know for sure but that’s 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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