Universal’s Dracula

Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula in 1931. I have been a fan of Universal horror and monster movies in general since I was a very young boy growing up in Rochester, New York. Friday night Chiller Theater, Saturday afternoon Commander USA Groovie Movies, et al, introduced me to a wonderful world of science gone wrong, …

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My 100 Favorite Horror Films as a List

It struck me that the Countdown of My 100 Favorite Horror Films does not exist as a true numerical list anywhere. So, from now until Halloween, I will just continue to update this blog entry. 100. Brides of Dracula99. Horror of Dracula98. Sleepwalkers97. The Ritual96. The Lair of the White Worm95. Spellbinder94. Sinister93. Tales from …

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Drum Roll Please … The Top Three

The Countdown of My 100 Favorite Horror Films comes to a close with the Top 3. Ending a bit early this year so you can find something new and different, or an old favorite to watch. Thank you for reading. I hope you found this list interesting and informative. 3. King Kong 1933 This is …

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The Pillars of the Universal Monsterverse

I have written extensively on the Universal monster cinematic universe recently. Although Universal's Monsterverse technically began with the Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney in 1925, there is a quartet of films that form the pillars of of that cinematic universe. These films include great acting performances, fantastic direction, and cutting edge makeup effects. …

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Three Groundbreaking Films Break Us into the Top 10

I had to do some separating. Last year I posted 10 films at once just to catch up and keep on track to finish by Halloween. Now, it seems I am ahead of the game. I will finish the countdown this Wednesday, which will give you plenty of time to peruse the list and choose …

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Less than a week in Countdown of My 100 Favorite Horror Movies

We are really getting down to it now. Only a couple of days left in the countdown. I figured I would give you a few days to watch some movies before Halloween. 13. The Omen 1976 Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star as the cursed couple who bring home the antichrist in the form of …

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Undead, Shapeshifters and a God

We are getting close horror fans. We cross into the Top 15 and the films are as eclectic as your humble narrator. From the undead to giant monsters, tonight's four-pack will leave you shivering. 17. Night of the Living Dead 1968 George Romero defined the zombie genre for generations to come with this low-budget, black …

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Bullied Teens, the Greatest Jumpscare Ever Filmed and the Birth of a Franchise

We are winding down the Countdown of My 100 Favorite Horror Films kiddies as we crack the Top 20. We are getting to the point where the films need no introductions, but I'll write the descriptions anyway. 21. Carrie 1976 For my money, this is the best Stephen King adaptation of them all. Based on …

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The Universal Monsterverse

Much has been talked about and written when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). From Iron Man in 2008 to Avengers: End Game, Marvel and Walt Disney Productions created a canon of 23 interconnected films of superhero origin stories, team-ups, and mash-ups all leading to the saving of half of all life in …

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A Trio of Universal Classics and Satan Fathers a Child

I do love Universal horror, I have since I was a very young child. Whether is was on Chiller Theater on a Friday or Saturday night or a Saturday afternoon flick on cable, I never wasted a chance to watch any one of them. I have made it a point to watch most of them …

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