26 10, 2017

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about [...]

24 10, 2017

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that [...]

19 10, 2017

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-19T16:02:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

The Mummy from 1932 is a classic. A flawed classic for sure, but a classic nonetheless. There are parts of this film that are truly brilliant and there are parts that are…well…not. To be honest this is one film that I have had mixed feeling for. I want to love [...]

17 10, 2017

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]