American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and Something Weird are feverishly excited to announce that Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) – the movie that Bram Stoker’s estate doesn’t want you to see – is now available to pre-order!
Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.
“So many of us can relate to being the monster in the room.”
Introducing the Super7 x Universal Monsters FreakyFaces! Inspired by 60s hot rod culture, this collection includes five brand new t-shirts available in unisex sizes, a glossy vinyl sticker set, and a pin set.
“We didn’t come here to fight with monsters. We’re not equipped for it.”
Before Halloween, sink your claws into Fright-Rags’ latest apparel from Universal Monsters, Trick ‘r Treat, The People Under the Stairs, Elvira, and Creepshow.
“In every neighborhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid.”
Halloween is drawing near, but don’t worry! Fright-Rags has you covered with new apparel from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Hammer, and The Houses October Built.
Your Local Boogeyman makes you shiver and shake! Quiver and quake! The night brings terror! Blood chilling fear!
“Eerie… Horrific… Bloodcurdling!”
You bring the pizza, Fright-Rags will bring the horror movies! Slumber Party Massacre 1 & 2, Bela Lugosi, Vestron Video, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Edward Scissorhands, and American Horror Story merchandise is now being served fresh.
“The party begins when the lights go out!”
Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
“There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.”
I’m well into my 30’s now. That means I was lucky enough to be in my pre-teens when Fred Dekker was still directing films and TV. He may be known by most people as either the director of the entertaining Night of the Creeps or calamitous Robocop 3, but sandwiched in between these two totally dissimilar yarns was 1987’s The Monster Squad.
The titular “Monster Squad” is a small group of horror-loving kids, led by Sean, who run their affairs from a poster-adorned treehouse.
“You know who to call when you have ghosts. But who do you call when you have monsters?”
Universal Studios had delved into horror filmmaking with silent films The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), but Dracula (1931) was Universal’s first “talking picture” in the horror genre. Directed by Tod Browning and an uncredited Karl Freund, Dracula was based on the 1924 stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston; adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. After Carl Laemmle, Jr. was able to legally secure the novel’s film rights, screenwriter Garrett Fort began work on adapting Dracula for the movie theater.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”
On the streets, he bestows crimson kisses no woman can resist, but in the sheets there exists a night monster… with the blood lust of a savage beast!
“The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!”
Universal Monsters Glow-in-the-Dark ReAction Figures: Glowing from the Grave! The classic movie monsters return to haunt Super7 as exclusive glow-in-the-dark versions!