“Are You Even a Horror Fan?” On Toxic Fandom and Gatekeeping in the World of Horror

Fandom can be a funny thing. People become very protective of the things they love. As horror fans, most of us have likely had to defend our love of the genre a time or two…hundred, which can cause some jading over time. This is perfectly understandable considering the deep chords that horror has the ability […]

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NECA Reveals Raphael as Frankenstein’s Monster from Awesome New “Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Line! [Photo]

While Playmates created hundreds of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures throughout the 1990s, the highlight was their Universal Monsters crossover that imagined the turtles as Universal’s iconic horror characters. In 1993, Playmates released Leonardo as The Wolfman, Raphael as The Mummy, Michaelangelo as Frankenstein’s Monster, and Donatello as Dracula, documents Universal Monsters Universe, further […]

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BendyFigs Brings Universal Monsters Figures from the Parks to a Retailer Near You!

Yesterday we told you about new Universal Monsters action figures from Jada Toys, and today we learned that BendyFigs also has its own interpretations that have hit retailers across the country. I first caught wind of BendyFigs, finely crafted collectible figures from The Noble Collection, while attending this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios […]

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Universal Monsters Heading to ‘Fortnite’, Starting With Frankenstein’s Creature

Well, since everyone and anyone is joining Fortnite these days, and since it’s October, it was only a matter of time before the classic Universal Monsters started to pop up. Noted Fortnite leaker HYPEX dropped news that The Creature will be the latest addition to Fortnite‘s library of skins. Fortnite will be rolling out the […]

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‘The Last Frankenstein’: An “Existential Slasher” Take on the Classic Story Rises This Halloween [Trailer]

There have been countless takes on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein over the years, and there will undoubtedly be countless more before we all shuffle off this mortal coil. It is, after all, one of the most iconic horror tales of all time, imbued with a truly timeless appeal. Up next is The Last Frankenstein, which will […]

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Looking Back at the Horror Movies and Their Monsters That Inspired “Castlevania”

My first console was a second-hand Super Nintendo, and before I was even old enough to process what a “videogame” was, I was already begging my parents for more “playable movies” to put on the TV. While that’s a pretty reductive way of looking at gaming, it’s also not entirely inaccurate. In fact, legendary developer […]

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The Universal Monsters Come to 4K Ultra HD in Four Film “Icons of Horror Collection” This October!

In the wake of recent rumors that the classic Universal Monsters movies are being upgraded to 4K Ultra HD, it looks like the first official announcement has been made this morning. On the way this Halloween season is the Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection, a four-film set that Universal will reportedly be releasing […]

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‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ as the Epitome of Queer Horror [Horror Queers Podcast]

RPDR Universal Monster Edition After tackling coming-of-age cannibals and killer escape rooms, we’re digging into old Hollywood horror (for the second time in as many months!) with another iconic Universal Monster movie. Last time commenters rioted when we covered Creature From The Black Lagoon, so it’ll be interesting to see how folks respond to The […]

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