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Una O’Connor: Universal Horror’s Excitable Character Actress

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Una O’Connor’s shrieking is familiar to anyone interested in Universal Horror. TERRY SHERWOOD looks at the Belfast-born actress behind the screams

George Zucco: Manchester’s Forgotten Universal Horror Star

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TERRY SHERWOOD surveys the horror career of Manchester-born Universal Horror player George Zucco, in his latest Sherwood After Dark

Lizard’s Leg and Owlet’s Wing: Route 66 with Karloff, Lorre & Chaney Jr

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Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing saw Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr guest star in popular 1960s TV drama Route 66. TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at the episode for Sherwood After Dark.

Frenzy 1972 REVIEW

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Frenzy 1972 sees Alfred Hitchcock returning to his Jack the Ripper roots, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES
Bela Lugosi returns to the cape for Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein 1948 REVIEW

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Guest writer KEVIN NICKELSON explains how Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein made film history

13 things you didn’t know about The Making of Dracula 1958

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates the 60th anniversary of Hammer’s Dracula UK premiere by unearthing 13 interesting facts around its production and release…

Happy 60th Birthday to Hammer’s Dracula (1958)!

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Hammer's Dracula (1958) celebrates its 60th birthday. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks back on its initial release and impact.
Bela Lugosi Dracula

Bela Lugosi haunted by dark past in Hungary

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Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS reveals a strange tale from Bela Lugosi's past in Hungary
The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House 1932 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reveals The Old Dark House aka what director James Whale did after 1931's Frankenstein...
The Raven 1934 Review

The Raven 1935 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi's second collaboration, the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Raven (1935). Review by RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES.
The Black Cat 1934

The Black Cat 1934 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at The Black Cat 1934, the first encounter between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!!

Young Frankenstein 1974 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks back on Mel Brook's horror comedy Young Frankenstein 1974

10 things you didn’t know about Young Frankenstein (1974)

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As Mel Brooks' stage musical Young Frankenstein makes its London debut, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES presents fun facts about the original 1974 horror comedy.

12 greatest British talent who made Universal Horror a screaming success

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British talent was behind most of the legendary Universal Monsters of the 1930s and 40s. DAVID SAUNDERSON tips his lid to them.

Universal horror blu-ray collections are ‘a mixed blessing’: REVIEW

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The arrival of some of Universal's most beloved horror movies on Blu-ray is a mixed blessing, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!
Evening with Boris Karloff and Friends

An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends (1967) AUDIO

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Just in time for Halloween, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES introduces "An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends"

House of Dracula 1945 REVIEW

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House of Dracula 1945 reviewed by SIMON BALL

British Werewolves in Film, A Beginner’s Guide

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RICHARD PHILIPS-JONES would like to introduce you to the British Werewolf!

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943

House of Frankenstein 1944 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Universal Horrorfest. House of Frankenstein (1944)
The Invisible Man Returns 1940

The Invisible Man Returns 1940 REVIEW

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PETER FULLER reviews the classic 1940 The Invisible Man Returns with Vincent Price in his first starring role

Son of Frankenstein 1939 REVIEW

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Son of Frankenstein 1939 was one of Universal Studio's last great horrors, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
Dracula's Daughter 1936

Dracula’s Daughter 1936 REVIEW

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Review of Universal's Dracula's Daughter (1936)

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