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Zombie Babies and Frankenstein: Why Pop Culture Still Hesitates to Depict Undead Kids

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.07.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Hideously transformed children are still mostly forbidden by our aesthetic norms, but Shelley's novel reminds us that monstrosity takes many forms, and the most obvious are not always the most dangerous.

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.

Unexpected Musical Delights

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Once you've experienced Chico & Rita (a sumptuous, exotic animation feature), you'll have no doubt why it was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

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?

Step Into This Incredible Doc -- Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Brad Balfour | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Having grown up enjoying Roger Corman's filmic retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's horror tales, his garish productions were lodged in my brain forever. So when I saw Corman's World, a flood of memories returned.

Meet The Daughter Of Frankenstein

Debra Levine | Posted 07.08.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Boris Karloff's only daughter doesn't like frightening movies. "The Wizard of Oz scared me when I was seven. Now I leave the room during Murder, S...

Wrap Party: Freund's The Mummy and Baba Ghanoush

Stefan Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Stefan Beck

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

DVDs: "Twilight Zone," "Cuckoo's Nest," "Withnail" And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TWILIGHT ZONE SEASON 1 ($99.98 on BluRay; Image/CBS) -- You don't need me to tell you about this show, do you? It's landmark television, one of ...

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.

Drooping at the Saggy Awards

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I worship her, but Tina Fey couldn't have won more awards if she'd died tragically a year ago. She'll probably pick up an Oscar next month, and she's not even nominated.