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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