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The Priceless Vincent Price

Actors and directors associated prominently with horror movies often sufer from Rodney Dangerfield syndome ” Don’t get much respect.”Vincent Price was a highly talented, theatrically trained actor who was never even nominated for a Hollywood award, in spite of working … Continue reading

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Haunted House Movies

The Haunting is a 1963 American supernatural psychological horror film directed and produced by Robert Wise and adapted by Nelson Gidding from the novel The Haunting of Hill House (1959) by Shirley Jackson. It stars Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard … Continue reading

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Spooky Story Writers – H. R. Wakefield. W.W. Jacobs, E. F. Benson

W.W. Jacobs In 1879, Jacobs began work as a clerk in the civil service, in the Post Office Savings Bank, and by 1885 he had his first short story published. His road to success was relatively slow: Arnold Bennett writing … Continue reading

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Not the Usual Suspects – Japanese Horror

First the the capitaine yells at the gendarmes, “Round up the usual suspects! ‘ When it comes to Halloween we know who they are. The older generation of Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the Wolfman. Then there are the moderns, Freddy … Continue reading

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Movies for October – Dark Humor

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Company and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home. … Continue reading

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Movies for October – Kaidanshu on Film

Kaidan are the traditional ghost and horror stories  of the Edo period in Japan. Kaidanshu were originally based on older Buddhist stories of a didactic, educational  nature, although the moral lessons soon gave way to the demand for strange and … Continue reading

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Movies for October – A Touch of Gothic

Gothic fiction is well known for emphasis on mood and setting. This made it a natural for translation into film. Gothic fiction is in fact largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror. Its origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with … Continue reading

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