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Scary Movie Monday – Fiend Without a Face

Hey, we’re back with some more scary movies for Halloween. I actually started to recap this particular film last year, but ended up not finishing, so I held it over for this year. Today we’ll be featuring 1958’s Fiend Without … Continue reading

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Scary Movie Monday: The X From Outer Space

Like last week’s film, this one is available via the Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus. The X From Outer Space is an oddball Japanese film from 1967, produced by Japanese studio Shochiku. Shochiku is a very old studio that actually … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Ripley’s Believe It or Not #14

Since we’re approaching Halloween, I’m reviving Out of the Vault for some monstery goodness. First up: Ripley’s Believe It or Not #14, which bears the subtitle on the cover “True Demons and Monsters.” The issue is dated June 1969, and … Continue reading

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Scary Movie Monday – The Blob (1958)

So here we go, trying this once again. In 1958, movie audiences were treated to a new kind of movie monster. Instead of a werewolf or vampire or creature made from pieces of dead men, The Blob featured a giant … Continue reading

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Halloween Podcast 2012 – The Final Broadcast

Once again, it’s time for the annual Halloween podcast, sliding in just under the midnight wire. This year’s tale of terror is “The Final Broadcast.” Halloween Podcast 2012 Click the link to play in your browser or right-click to save … Continue reading

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Scary Movie Monday – Mighty Joe Young, Part 2

Continuing our look back at 1949’s Mighty Joe Young, featuring effects supervised by the great Willis O’Brien and early stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen. One thing that is really striking while rewatching it on DVD is just how sloppy the … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Gamera, Guardian of the Universe

While the mighty Godzilla pretty much made Toho the number one name in Japanese monsters, they did have competition, mainly from a scrappy little studio named Daiei. Daiei’s main monster was Gamera, a flying atomic turtle with gigantic tusks. Yeah, … Continue reading

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Scary Movie Monday – Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Okay, this one isn’t scary at all, but it still has a really big gorilla in it, and there’s some good tension in spots. Continuing our look at lesser-known Willis O’Brien movies and spin-offs (that aren’t King Kong–I’m planning to … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Horobi

Continuing our Halloween celebration of daikaiju in the comics, we have an attempt at a serious horror comic featuring giant monsters. Yoshihisa Tagami’s Horobi, first serialized in Japan in Shonen Captain magazine, then released to the U.S. by Viz Premiere … Continue reading

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Scary Movie Monday – The Valley of Gwangi

Continuing with our theme of Willis O’Brien related films (that are not King Kong), we have 1969’s The Valley of Gwangi, from Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, featuring perhaps the worst studio logo in Warner’s history, a clunky ‘W’ in a shield … Continue reading

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