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    Universal to relaunch its classic monsters with Marvel-style cinematic universe

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

    Dracula, Wolf Man, the Mummy and more to feature in interlocking film series
  • Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection - Trailer

    Type: Video | Date: Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

    Watch the trailer for the essential collection for Universal Classic Monsters, which includes Dracula, Drácula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man / The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon
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    Film Nerd 2.0: To Scare or Not To Scare

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

    We go from (Bud) Abbott to (Twilight) Zone to discuss what scares the boys
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    Universal Pictures introduced audiences to yet another classic movie monster with this superbly crafted film, originally presented in 3-D. The story involves the members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a prehistoric, amphibious "Gill Man" -- possibly the last of a species of fanged, clawed humanoids who may have evolved entirely underwater. Tranquilized, captured, and brought aboard, the creature still manages to revive and escape -- slaughtering several members of the team -- and abducts their sole female member (Julie Adams), spiriting her off to his mist-shrouded lair. This sparks the surviving crewmen to action -- particularly those who fancy carrying the girl off themselves. Director Jack Arnold makes excellent use of the tropical location, employing heavy mists and eerie jungle noises to create an atmosphere of nearly constant menace. The film's most effective element is certainly the monster itself, with his pulsating gills and fearsome webbed talons. The creature was played on land by stuntman Ben Chapman and underwater by champion swimmer Ricou Browning -- who was forced to hold his breath during long takes because the suit did not allow room for scuba gear. The end result was certainly worth the effort, proven in the famous scene where the Gill Man swims effortlessly beneath his female quarry in an eerie ballet -- a scene echoed much later by Steven Spielberg in the opening of Jaws. ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide
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    Who is Bob Burns, who are his friends, and where can you see them?

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Oct 5, 2009

    Excellent documentary made available free today on the Internet
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    Listen: The MCP returns with Steve-O interview and 'The Hobbit,' this week's DVDs, and more

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Oct 23, 2010

    Special guest Scott Swan stops by for a round of Movie God
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    Robert Downey Jr. to 'Captain America 3' fuels 'Civil War' storyline rumors

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014

    Marvel Cinematic Universe just keeps geting bigger
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    'Godzilla' writer talks expanding the universe of the film in prequel graphic novel

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    'Godzilla: Awakening' hits shelves tomorrow in advance of the film's release
  • Mad Monster Party - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    The only theatrical feature from Rankin/Bass -- the outfit behind countless animated holiday TV specials including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman -- this quaint and colorful production pays amusing homage to nearly every movie monster in Universal's catalog, even to the extent of recruiting Boris Karloff to supply the voice of Baron Von Frankenstein. The story begins as the aged Baron invites all members of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters to attend the unveiling of his ultimate creation, a potion capable of destroying all matter. Before the assembled guests -- including Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Invisible Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon -- Frankenstein announces his retirement as the group's leader and the selection of his successor: his bookish, allergy-ridden nephew Felix. Chaos ensues, as nearly every creep and creature on the list begins conspiring against each other in a bid for the coveted office, including the Baron's outrageously voluptuous assistant Francesca (whose very presence stretches the film's "G" rating). The "Animagic" technique of stop-motion puppets is a refreshing medium for the larger-than-life monsters, and the parade of horror movie put-ons should delight viewers of all ages. Though the original negative was believed lost to neglect after the film's poor box-office performance, a pristine print has resurfaced, much to the delight of devoted fans who first discovered this gem via Halloween TV airings. ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide
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    Watch: Gary Ross talks about his low-fi sober-minded adaptation of 'The Hunger Games'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Mar 16, 2012

    How did he approach bringing the hit book series to life?
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