The Lives of Christopher Lee: An Icon at 100

Some people seem to fit multiple lifetimes’ worth of experience into one. Christopher Lee was one of these. Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born 100 years ago on May 27, 1922 to Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Lee and the Contessa Estelle Marie Carandini Lee. The actor who would later become world famous for playing Dracula joked […]

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Resurrection: ‘The Curse of Frankenstein’ and the Rebirth of Gothic Horror

It seems that every decade or so the horror genre is declared dead only for a groundbreaking film to come along and resurrect it. In the late 1950s, that film was The Curse of Frankenstein. The “death” of horror is always hyperbole, often merely declaring the end of a particular trend within the genre, but […]

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Second Christopher Lee Blu-ray Collection from Severin Includes Five Underseen Gems

A brand new collection of Christopher Lee movies is headed to Blu-ray from Severin Films, the company announcing The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2 today. Here’s the complete rundown for the 5-film, 7-disc Blu-ray/CD set… “To celebrate the centennial of the legendary actor, Eurocrypt Collection 2 presents five of the most unexpected, underrated and […]

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Scream Factory Just Surprise-Released ‘Meatcleaver Massacre’ on Blu-ray

The 1977 horror movie Meatcleaver Massacre is now available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, a surprise-release new title from the company that’s in stock right now! “The trippy, occult-heavy, telekinetic revenge flick Meatcleaver Massacre is now available on Blu-ray for the first time ever,” Scream Factory announced this morning. “Starring” horror legend Christopher Lee this […]

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Trick or Treat Studios Shows Off Figures of Christopher Lee as Dracula and Frankenstein! [Toy Fair]

The virtual Toy Fair 2022 celebration from Trick or Treat Studios rolls on today with two brand new figure reveals, both of them bringing classic Christopher Lee icons to life. From 1956’s The Curse of Frankenstein, a 1/6 scale figure depicts “The Monster” as played by the horror legend, and we’re also getting a 1/6 […]

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“There Are No Happy Endings Because Nothing Ends” – ‘The Last Unicorn’ Is Animated Escapism at Its Finest

My escapism ultimately flourished elsewhere, but it began in animation. Baby dinosaurs, guardian angels in the form of bears, and altruistic stray dogs were just some of my babysitters growing up. Of all the colorful reveries that filled my youth and distracted me from formative upsets, however, none have had the same lasting effect as […]

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Standing in the Shadows of Hammer: Amicus and ‘The House That Dripped Blood’ [Gods and Monsters]

In Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Pretorius, played by the inimitable Ernest Thesiger, raises his glass and proposes a toast to Colin Clive’s Henry Frankenstein—“to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” I invite you to join me in exploring this world, focusing on horror films from the dawn of the Universal Monster movies in 1931 to the […]

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Gaslighting Thriller ‘Taste of Fear’ is One of Hammer’s Best [Horrors Elsewhere]

Horrors Elsewhere is a recurring column that spotlights a variety of movies from all around the globe, particularly those not from the United States. Fears may not be universal, but one thing is for sure — a scream is understood, always and everywhere. Hammer Productions was unmatched when it came to gothic horror during its […]

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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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