Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories, Related Articles|

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2

By | 2017-10-30T21:43:31+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Collected Edition, Halloween, Podcasts|

Happy Halloween everyone! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, in honor of the greatest holiday invented by man, we discuss the classic 70s Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula. [...]

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about [...]

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that [...]

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

By | 2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Features, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses, Monster Memories|

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl [...]