The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games (2012) – So this movie made a metric fuckton of money, so a couple weeks into its box-office-record-setting run I’m not sure my opinion actually counts for anything. I offer it anyway because… it’s what I do. I’ve been seeing a lot about The Hunger Games in the past several weeks. My … Continue reading

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931) – Despite hits like The Phantom of the Opera, Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle wasn’t particularly interested in making horror movies. Carl Laemmle Jr., on the other hand, was quite keen to bring Dracula to the big screen. History has kind of sided with Laemmle Jr., I am happy to say. Dracula was … Continue reading

The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy (1932) – Two reviews into my retrospective of the Universal Monster films, I haven’t yet mentioned one of the people largely responsible for their classic iconography: Jack Pierce. Well, third time’s the charm. Jack Pierce was the leading make-up guy at Universal after Lon Chaney (Sr.) walked off the set of The Man … Continue reading

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) – If I may begin this movie on a mostly-irrelevant note (and it’s my damn blog, I see no reason I can’t) I’d like to point out that everyone’s been talking about 3D like it’s a fad or a passing thing. This movie was in 3D 58 years ago. … Continue reading

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933) – I have always been a fan of horror movies. Always. I was a weird kid, you know? The grim and macabre held a great fascination for me. Now my parents recognized this but you’d be hard-pressed to find responsible parents who would let their 6-year-old see the latest Freddy Krueger … Continue reading