Monday, January 21, 2019

THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE: The Bela Lugosi Retrospective


This week we wrap up our retrospective dedicated to the films of Bela Lugosi, this time with Lugosi’s performance as a character that David Skal called “Dracula in all but name,” vampire Armand Tesla in the 1943 Columbia picture THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE.


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Monday, December 17, 2018

The Raven (1935): The Bela Lugosi Retrospective


The Raven is a 1935 American horror film starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi. The picture revolves around Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, featuring Lugosi as a Poe-obsessed mad surgeon with a torture chamber in his basement and Karloff as a fugitive murderer desperately on the run from the police.


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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Black Cat (1934): The Bela Lugosi Retrospective


Our Lugosi series takes a turn towards a movie that teams Universal's Dracula against "Frankenstein," Boris Karloff. But it's so much more-- this lean film tells the story of two men facing off in a strange castle, where memories of wartime atrocities lay over a human chess game between them.


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932): The Bela Lugosi Retrospective


This week we continue our retrospective dedicated to the films of Bela Lugosi, this time with Lugosi’s mysterious performance in the 1932 Universal film Murders in the Rue Morgue.
Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film, very loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". Bela Lugosi, one year after his performance as Dracula, portrays a lunatic scientist who abducts women and injects them with blood from his ill-tempered caged ape. Although not a hit at the time, the film is generally well-regarded by critics and is considered a cult classic.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Castle Talk: Anthony Rotolo on TV Terror, the Golden Age of TV Horror


Tonight we’re chatting with Anthony Rotolo, the creator of the TV Terror Podcast. TV TERROR is the show devoted to horror, thriller, and suspense programming from the movie-for-the-week golden age and beyond.


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Castle Talk: Leanna Renee Hieber, author of "The Spectral City"


Leanna Renee Hieber is back to discuss her new book THE SPECTRAL CITY, from Kensington's new Science Fiction / Fantasy imprint Rebel Base Books. It's the beginning of a new series featuring a group of young lady psychics and mediums, and their ghostly best friends, as The Ghost Precinct solves weird and unsettling crime in 1899 New York City. We discuss ghosts, history and where to write in New York.


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