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Bela Lugosi Turns Out To Have Been A Really Good Actor: Son of Frankenstein
We wrap up the first half of our tour of Frankenstein movies with 1939’s SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, which boasts an amazing cast– Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff– and cements many of the tropes we associate with Universal Horror. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/son_of_frankenstein_39.mp3 Check out the trailer:   Castle... Read more
And He Came Home Again! (Castle of Horror on Halloween II)
  We look at more of the night HE came home! Listen in! Listen here: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-99734/TS-798427.mp3 Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is hosted here. Get our RSS Feed. Subscribe at iTunes. Listen on Stitcher. Twitter: castleofhorrorp.... Read more
Remembering the Night HE Came Home (Castle of Horror Podcast)
  We discuss one of the most influential and unforgettable horror movies of all time, now out in a brand new Blu-Ray: John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN. Listen in! Listen here: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-99734/TS-794198.mp3 Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The... Read more
We Belong Dead: A Monster Grows Up in Bride of Frankenstein
  This week we continue our Frankenstein retrospective– we’re covering SIX Frankenstein films; three classic Universal pictures, three sexy, swinging-60s color pictures from Hammer Studios. This time it’s Bride of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale. The production is bigger, with more music and spectacle and a slightly revamped monster. Karloff is... Read more
Castle of Horror Podcast: Frankenstein 1931 Introduced Everything You Think You Know About Frankenstein
Halloween Time is upon us again and this week we’re kicking off an AMAZING new retrospective– we’re going to be covering SIX Frankenstein films, three classic Universal pictures, three sexy, swinging-60s color pictures from Hammer Studios. First up: Frankenstein 1931.   The team is all here, too: Tony Salvaggio,... Read more
One Immortal Girl Shapes Horror Movie History In “Only The Dead Know Burbank”
Bradford Tatum knows horror movies. He can rattle off the dates of silent horror films and the birthplace of Lon Chaney the way a bookie knows baseball. So it’s no surprise that his new novel– a story of a girl cursed with immortality who influences the birth and development... Read more
Sometimes You Find Letters In An Old Barn: Ruth Franklin on Her Biography of Shirley Jackson
Ruth Franklin spent six years putting together her new biography of Shirley Jackson, “A Rather Haunted Life.” In our conversation she talks about whether or not the reputation of the author of The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House needs to be reclaimed, and how sometimes researching someone... Read more
Rifftrax’s Bridget & Mary Jo Talk Industrial Shorts and Comedy
Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl perform commentary with RiffTrax, especially focusing on mid-century industrial films with such titles as Duties of a Secretary, The Snob, and The Prom: It’s a Pleasure. Both hail from Minnesota and both were performers for years on the TV program Mystery Science Theater 3000, but... Read more
Night Tide: The Summertime Horror Retrospective Comes to an End With Killer Mermaids
The Castle of Horror podcast is joined by Adam Foshko, Creative Producer of Call of Duty, to talk about Night Tide, a remarkable and dreamy movie in which Dennis Hopper meets a girl who may or may not be a killer mermaid. Listen to this episode here: Check out... Read more
Urban Legends come to Night of the Living Dead Live
For eight years, the Bug Theatre in Denver has presented a live adaptation of Night of the Living Dead. We talk to writer/director Kris Hipps on how to translate the most anxious film of the 60s into a stage play. This season, “it involves adding urban legends.”   Listen... Read more