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Horror

How The Movie 'Halloween' Was Made, Against All Odds

October 25, 2019

Directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween is a horror classic -- but behind the scenes, it was a ramshackle affair. The making of Hallowe...

'Nightmare On Elm Street' Was Inspired By Real-Life Dre...

October 21, 2019

When a horror film says that it’s based on true events that’s usually a bunch of hokum. But the strange thing about A Nightmare on Elm Street - the film Fred...

The Original Walking Dead: How George Romero Created Zo...

October 19, 2019

Zombies are everywhere these days, from The Walking Dead to Zombieland: Double Tap, but these horror and Halloween mainstays are not the age-old phenomenon y...

Veronica Carlson: Frankenstein & Dracula Damsel, Then A...

October 17, 2019

Peter Cushing and Veronica Carlson in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed', United Kingdom, 1969. Photo by Silver Screen C...

The Curse Of The Exorcist: Behind The Scenes Of The Sca...

October 12, 2019

When The Exorcist premiered in 1973, horror-movie audiences had never seen anything quite like it. But was the movie cursed? The tale of a young girl possess...

The Studio Sabotaged 'Psycho' And The Fact That It Was ...

August 29, 2019

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the most claustrophobic thrillers of the 20th century, and it features easily the most famous shower scene in film histor...

Stephen King's Wife Dug 'Carrie' Out Of The Trash And M...

August 17, 2019

Left: Horror writer Stephen King in 1986. Right: Cover of the first edition of King's debut novel 'Carrie,' published in 1974. Sources: Ted Thai/The LIFE Pictur...

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark And Movie Macabre Hostess,...

July 16, 2019

Anyone who was living in Los Angeles in the 1980s remembers the big black hair, gratuitous puns, and the late night b-movies of Elvira’s Movie Macabre. As on...

Vampira, The First Horror Host: Her Short, Frustrating ...

June 9, 2019

Left: Vampira, nee Maila Nurmi, drinking from a smoking cocktail glass in front of a spider-web. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Right: Vampira on a lobb...

Hammer Horror: How Christopher Lee's Dracula Rebooted A...

May 14, 2019

Left: Veronica Carlson with Christopher Lee in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'Dracula Has Risen from the Grave', United Kingdom, 1968. (Photo by Sil...

The Truth About Bela Lugosi: Iconic Dracula's Hollywood...

May 7, 2019

Left: Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler in 'Dracula' (1931). Right: An undated publicity photo of Lugosi. Sources: IMDB; John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via...

Were Bela Lugosi And Boris Karloff Rivals? The Truth Ab...

February 9, 2019

Boris Karloff as Edmond Bateman and Bela Lugosi as Dr Richard Vallin in a scene from the 1935 film, The Raven directed by Lew Landers for United Pictures. Sourc...