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WHITE ZOMBIE (1932) blu-ray review

I’m thrilled to spotlight the first submission by a new contributor to Once Upon a Screen, Rob Medaska.  Rob’s posts will be featured in “Medaska’s Mess” and will include reviews and […]

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The Wolf Man (1941)

Presented with spoilers, a commentary on a film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures in 1941, directed by George Waggner… “Even a man who is pure at heart and says […]


Hammer’s Horror of Dracula

Memorable films are aplenty, but few films have changed the course of legend as did… Universal Studios gave the world an unforgettable face to ascribe to Bram Stoker’s legendary character […]


Classic Horror Poster Gallery

“To a new world of gods and monsters!” – Dr. Pretorius, The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)   “To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.” – Bela […]


Mark of the Vampire (1935)

In the small village of Vioska in Czechoslovakia… Sir Karell Borotyn is found dead in his study – his body completely drained of blood.  He has two small wounds on […]


Ninotchka (1939)

“Prologue: This picture takes place in Paris in those wonderful days when a siren was a brunette and not an alarm – and if a Frenchman turned out the light […]


Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi

Edward D. Wood, Jr. was born in 1924 to a blue-collar family in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  They say his mother, Lillian, dressed him up like a girl throughout his early childhood until […]


Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

When I saw that Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film was hosting the Universal BackLot blogathon to coincide with the centennial celebration of Universal Studios not only did I have to […]

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Dracula, a tribute

This week (May 26th to be exact) marks the 125th anniversary of the release of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.  It went on sale for the first time in London bookshops […]