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The Wolfman 2010 REVIEW

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The Wolfman 2010
HEATHER ANDOLINA takes a look at The Wolfman 2010, the remake of the classic Universal lycanthrope horror

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 &...

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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

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein 1948 REVIEW

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Bela Lugosi returns to the cape for Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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 haunted by dark past in Hungary

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Bela Lugosi Dracula
Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS reveals a strange tale from Bela Lugosi's past in Hungary

The Old Dark House 1932 REVIEW

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

The Raven 1935 REVIEW

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The Raven 1934 Review
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 REVIEW

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The Black Cat 1934
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!

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

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Evening with Boris Karloff and Friends
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 on Film, A Beginner’s Guide

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RICHARD PHILIPS-JONES would like to introduce you to the most frightening of beasts on film - British Werewolves!

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 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

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Top 10 Creepiest Kids in British Horror

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates Creepy Kids Week with some of Britain's best examples

7 Must-See Picks from Boris Karloff's Last Decade

Boris Karloff Appointment in Samara
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Horror legend Boris Karloff was a fading star in the 1960s. But he still produced some genuine classics. Guest writer STEPHEN JACOBS selects some of the best of Karloff's later films.

Northampton: Top 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Northampton Postcard
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Northampton has many places of attraction but none as spooky as the five haunted places to visit listed here.

The Lodger 1944 REVIEW

The Lodger 1944
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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at the third screen adaptation of the Jack the Ripper-inspired novel, The Lodger 1944

The Deadly River Hags of England

Evil witch - river hag
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Don’t stray too far towards the water’s edge; these river hags need victims! CHRISTINE MILLER explains.