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Tales From The Box Office: Harry And The Hendersons Is The Only Bigfoot Movie That Ever Made Any Money

(Welcome to Tales from the Box Office, our column that examines box office miracles, disasters, and everything in between, as well as what we can learn from them.)From the earliest days of popular cinema, monsters have been a big draw for audiences. Just look at the classic Universal Monsters films, such as “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” and […]

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‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Review: Been There, Sawed That

I’m all for bad horror movies having short running times. (It lessens the pain.) And there are classics of horror cinema that are notably compact, like “Frankenstein” (1931), with its twisty tumultuous plot that lasts 71 minutes, or the original 1974 version of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” which achieved its slow-burn descent into the […]

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‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Frankenstein’ Top John Carpenter’s Favorite Halloween Films

Director John Carpenter has directed some of the most iconic horror films of all time. In fact, his 1978 feature “Halloween” is as synonymous with the spooky season as trick or treating. But what movies is Carpenter planning to watch this Halloween?Le Cinema Club, a curated streaming platform that screens one movie a week for […]

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All The Films Of Don Coscarelli Ranked Worst To Best

The Halloween season sees many horror film fans exhuming familiar favorites — from Tod Browning’s “Dracula” and James Whale’s “Frankenstein,” to John Carpenter’s “Halloween” and Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” — but one filmmaker who always deserves more recognition, especially as the daylight hours grow shorter, is Don Coscarelli.Coscarelli’s resume can be a […]

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These Two Frankenstein Movies Are Likely Lost Forever — Here’s Why

As the inventor of the science-fiction novel and a certifiable bisexual icon, Mary Shelley’s unmeasurable influence on the horror genre as we know it continues even today. Published in 1818, the story of “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” has been told and re-told countless times ensuring Frankenstein’s bolt-necked walking patchwork corpse creation would be one […]

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Boris Karloff Documentary ‘Man Behind The Monster’ to Mark ‘Frankenstein’ Anniversary (Exclusive)

A new documentary about “Frankenstein” actor Boris Karloff is in the works.Voltage Films is currently in production on the feature documentary “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster.” Co-produced and co-written by Ron MacCloskey and Thomas Hamilton with Hamilton directing and Tracy Jenkins producing, the film offers a fascinating portrait of Karloff, examining his illustrious […]

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‘Dracula’, ‘Frankenstein’, and Other Classic Universal Monster Movies Will Briefly Be Available for Free on YouTube This Month

If you made a movie-related New Years resolution to catch up on some old horror classics, here’s some good news: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and several more classic Universal monster movies will be available to stream on YouTube for free later this month. Find out when you can stream these titles – and when they’ll […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Frankenstein’: See What Doug Jones Would Have Looked Like as the Monster in the Film That Never Happened

Guillermo del Toro‘s Frankenstein movie, which never got made, is just one of many great “what if” Hollywood scenarios involving the cinephile director. He had been talking about making the movie as far back as 2008, but sadly, it never gained enough traction to get it to the starting line. It did, however, get far […]

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‘Frank & Zed’: Old School Puppet Horror Premieres at Nightstream Film Festival

“Frank & Zed,” a seven-year passion project from Portland, Oregon-based filmmaker Jesse Blanchard, is an old-school horror throwback made with puppets, practical sets, and miniatures shot on the Red camera with Stanley Kubrick’s favorite Cooke lens. It’s like Jim Henson on acid (watch the exclusive video below). The gory, Gothic delight premieres October 10 at […]

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Bottleneck Gallery Kicks Off Its New Universal Monsters Poster Series With ‘Frankenstein’

Nearly one hundred years after they first hit theaters, the classic Universal Monster films remain timeless allegories about the complicated, conflicted nature of mankind. Now Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery are aiming to pay homage to films like Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and more with a new poster and print collection dedicated to […]

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