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Christopher Lee Dracula Adaptation

How Hammer Films Revived the Horror Genre

From the 1930s into the early 1950s, Universal Pictures dominated the horror genre. During the age of the gothic, supernatural movie, they were king. Things began to change heading into the 1950s. Cul...

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Five Universal Monsters Created for The Movies

The Universal classic monsters are generally known as being respectively based on classic literature and in most cases that is true. But there are also characters that get lost in the public mindset, ...

Wolf Man

Why the Wolf Man is Such an Enduring Movie Monster

There’s no better time than the Halloween season to go back and watch through the classic catalogue of Universal monsters. For many fans, this will always be the classic era. This was the time and the...

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Cursed: The Troubled History of Mummies on Film

Mummies haven’t really gotten their due on film. They’ve never been as popular as vampires or werewolves and zombies have always been the ruling class of shambling corpses. Sure, there have been no sh...

Dracula 1931

Why The Original Dracula Doesn’t Hold Up

The Universal monster movies are generally known to be part of the foundation of classic horror. There’s no real point in arguing this fact. While they are obviously dated and were made during a much ...