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3 New Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Most serials had an edited-down film version. Vincent Price's fave film was Theatre of Blood. Groucho Marx's TV quiz show host co-starred in The Thing...

Frightway to Stardom (Part IV)

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Farrah Fawcett living as a citizen of a futuristic society! Peter Falk undergoing mesmerization by a supernatural mirror! Ava Gardner being menaced by Bela Lugosi!

The 'Creepiest' Stars In Film

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

With the release of "The Conjuring," Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga add a tally mark to their respective checklists of horror films. The well-receive...

Recapturing The Ghost Of Halloween Past

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Halloween is almost upon us. Obviously, the meaning of this day evolves as you move through life's stages, but it was only during my grammar school years in the 1970s that I looked forward to it with such anticipation.

Tim Burton's Deep, Dark Secret ? He's Actually a Pretty Normal Guy

Jim Hill | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For the better part of 30 years now, Hollywood has been harboring a secret. Something that threatens the prevailing public perception of one of the town's more talented filmmakers.

A Trio of Intriguing New Film Factoids!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Why was Bela Lugosi so inept in his single rendition of the Frankenstein monster? Did glamorous Honor Blackman once portray a blind woman? What is the secret behind actress Vera Miles' name?

3 Fascinating Flubs in Films in the Sci-Fi/Horror Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Flubs are endemic to movies and television programs of all ilks! Some are continuity errors caused by multiple shooting days. Some are so-called "reve...

3 More Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Were Ingrid Bergman and Edward G.Robinson offered choice roles in The Planet of The Apes? Did producer Val Lewton make a grave error in 1943's "The Seventh Victim?" Was stongman Steve Reeves ever cast as Tarzan?

A Carnival of Vampires

Varla Ventura | Posted 11.23.2011 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about vampires. Not those clingy ex-boyfriend kind of emotional vampires that end up stalking you, I have been thinking about straight-up Bela Lugosi style vampires.

Hooray for Hollywood's Dearly Departed

Jane Minogue | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Jane Minogue

The tour included the drug overdose sites of Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Michael Jackson and River Phoenix.

Bride of the Bizarre: Zombies, Pillowy Brides and Wedding Night Ghosts

Varla Ventura | Posted 01.14.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

Bridal Bizarre is one of my favorite topics. I've been collecting stories of true freakisms for years and they are endless: a woman marrying a dolphin, a man marrying a body pillow.... The heart's desire knows no bounds.

PHOTOS: Former Bela Lugosi Home For $2.367 Million

Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: The Beachwood Canyon home once belonging to actor Bela Lugosi is now on the market for the first time in forty years. With five bedroom...

Three Unforgettable Characters

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Some movies become audience favorites because their protagonist is such a unique character (or an actor creating a character with such consummate craf...

Wrap Party: Freund's The Mummy and Baba Ghanoush

Stefan Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stefan Beck

I won't say baba ghanoush is more beguiling and haunting than The Mummy, but it's a close-run race.

The Our Gang Oscars

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.

Halloween Parties and the Latest in Gruesome Candy

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Van Ostrand

Where once the King of Halloween confection was Candy Corn -- selling 8.3 billion kernels a year -- planners of today's Halloween parties lobby their new faves: the latest in gross and disgusting party food.

Vampires: Why Here, Why Now?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

If fiction often reflects a nation's culture, why, oh-why-oh, do we have so many vampires, in so many places, sucking up so many entertainment dollars with such blazing success today?

Big Brother 11: Hairy Potter & the Order of the Doofus.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This week on Big Brother 11: the saga of Jeff/Sarumoron's fall.