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Walking the line between fantasy and reality: two films from the 1920s

I was recently teaching a course on the Roaring Twenties in the United States. To do this properly, I ended up watching a great many more silent films than I’d ever seen before. Along the way, I stumbled across two … Continue reading

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Movie reviews: many Cat People

Back some time ago, I reviewed the Midwich Cuckoo films, an odd trilogy that consisted of the original Village of the Damned (1960), a remake with the same title in 1995, and an odd offshoot, Children of the Damned (1964). … Continue reading

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Women as werewolves: reviewing Ginger Snaps and When Animals Dream

Horror creatures began as men. Varney the Vampyre and Dracula, Universal’s werewolf, even the original mummy monster, they were all guys. “Ah,” but I hear you say, “what about J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla?” Thank you for making my point. … Continue reading

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Going back to “Underworld” before they release a fifth film

I’m not a big fan of Underworld, but I did pick up the Blu-ray set of the movies a year ago. Now I hear there’s a fifth movie on the way, although casting problems may delay it. So I decided … Continue reading

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