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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‘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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Robert Eggers on the Horror Movies That Spoke to Him Growing Up [Interview]

Robert Eggers is back this weekend with brand new Viking epic The Northman (read our review), a bloody tale of revenge armed with what Eggers refers to in the latest issue of Fangoria Magazine (#15) as “horror beats.” Eggers, of course, got his start with The Witch, a true horror movie that helped usher in […]

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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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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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‘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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