‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’ Was the Perfect Summer Scary Fun for ’90s Kids [Viewer Beware]

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight was originally published in May 1994 (Spine #20). The series adaptation later aired on Saturday, November 9, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes). Whether you liked to sleep in or not, every kid knew there was one day of the week where it was worth getting up early— and it wasn’t for […]

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‘Paranoiac’ Was One of Hammer’s Very Best “Mini-Hitchcock” Thrillers [Hammer Factory]

Welcome to the Hammer Factory. This month we dissect Paranoiac (1963). While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting […]

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‘Night of the Living Dummy II’ Turned Slappy into a ‘Goosebumps’ Icon [Viewer Beware]

Night of the Living Dummy II was originally published in May 1995 (Spine #31). The series adaptation later aired on Friday, January 12, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes). Despite its iconic cavalcade of creepers, crawlers and creatures which almost always go bump in the night, there is one formidable foe who consistently stands atop the swollen […]

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‘The Evil of Frankenstein’ is a Fascinating Oddity in Hammer’s Frankenstein Series [Hammer Factory]

Welcome to the Hammer Factory. This month we dissect The Evil of Frankenstein (1964). While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting […]

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‘Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die!’ – The Book, The Episode, and Ryan Gosling! [Viewer Beware]

Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die! was originally published in November 1992 (Spine #4). The series adaptation later aired on Friday February 9, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes). Whatever the number of copies of the Goosebumps book series that my elementary school library actually housed was decidedly not enough to meet the demand of its ravenous patrons. Checking […]

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‘Lust for a Vampire’ Was the Middling Midpoint for a Hammer Horror Trilogy [Hammer Factory]

Welcome to the Hammer Factory. This month we dissect Lust for a Vampire (1971). While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the […]

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Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask – Revisiting a Classic Book and Television Special [Viewer Beware]

Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask was originally published on September, 1993 (Spine #11). The series adaptation later aired on Friday October 27, 1995 (runtime: 44 minutes). The hands on the clock were turning progressively slower, I was sure of it. They had to be. How else could that particular Friday afternoon be lasting so incredibly long? […]

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‘The Witches’ Put an Academy Award Winning Actress Up Against the Dark Arts [Hammer Factory]

While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy in vivid […]

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Why ‘Monster House’ is One of the Most Perfect Movies You Can Watch on Halloween

A single leaf, painted with diminishing hues of brown, red and orange clings to its branch for a moment before detaching in the wind and becoming another passenger of the fall season’s blustery channels. Removed from its source of life, it’s carried to its resting place with elegance and grace, all the while accompanied by […]

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Out of Order and Out of Time: How the ‘Halloween’ Franchise Was My Guide to Horror Movie Obsession

My brother and I settled into our seats. The theater was dark but still dimly lit as more people filed in excitedly. There was a bit of electricity in the air, almost as if the crisp autumn breeze outside had infiltrated the space, carrying with it a whiff of bonfire and a few scattered red […]

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‘The Brides of Dracula’ is a True Masterwork of the Macabre [Hammer Factory]

While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy in vivid […]

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‘X The Unknown’ Was One of Hammer’s More Interesting Tales of Disquieting Science [Hammer Factory]

While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy in vivid […]

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A Hypnotic Horror: How the Original ‘Candyman’ Led Me Down the Path of Horror Movie Obsession

The landscape of the city, with its many moving parts, appears to be not all that dissimilar from a beehive— from a certain point of view. There’s a purposeful busyness that pervades such a place, presenting the illusion that the individuals there are all part of the hive, working toward something meaningful. Of course, it’s […]

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‘Rasputin: The Mad Monk’ Delivered One of Christopher Lee’s Finest Hours [Hammer Factory]

While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy in vivid […]

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‘Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb’ Was One of Hammer’s Last Great Monster Movies [Hammer Factory]

While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy in vivid […]

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