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  • Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies

    Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
  • Heading back down Route 66

    Baltimoreans and Marylanders have become blase about actors being in their midst, along with bellowing directors, film crews, blocked-off streets filled with Hollywood's iconic caravans of trucks, trailers and spotlights, and sidewalks choked with zig-...
  • Universal horror: ‘Essential’ Blu-ray spotlights classic actors

     
    The month of October has been a big one for fans of Universal's landmark horror films — the classic movies ......
  • They'll do the monster mash-up

    They'll do the monster mash-up
    "Whoever wins, we lose," was the tagline of the first "Alien vs. Predator" movie, and it could be argued by many to be the subtext of every presidential election year. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Alex Theatre plans to upend both those notions, with a...
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Elyse Knox dies at 94; B-movie actress in the 1940s

    Elyse Knox dies at 94; B-movie actress in the 1940s
    As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, "The Mummy's Tomb," with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her. She later recalled working through the night on the abduction and...
  • 'The Wolf Gift' review: Anne Rice teases, but payoff is slight

    'The Wolf Gift' review: Anne Rice teases, but payoff is slight
    How's your back feeling? Sore? If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf. As one discovers, in Anne Rice's novel "The Wolf Gift," the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy...
  • Timeline: Men and their grooming habits

    Timeline: Men and their grooming habits
    30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
  • Bruce Campbell on the horror franchise that launched his career: 'All roads lead to "Evil Dead" '

     
    Bruce Campbell is currently starring in USA's top-rated spy romp "Burn Notice" as the wisecracking Sam Axe, but for some fans, he'll always be Ash, the beloved hero of Sam Raimi's cult favorite "Evil Dead" trilogy: 1981's "The Evil Dead,"......
  • Lon Chaney's 'The Phantom of the Opera' plays on after 85 years

     
    Eighty-five years ago, moviegoers saw Lon Chaney unmasked as “The Phantom of the Opera” at the classic film's premiere, and while the movie was silent, the audience certainly wasn’t. There were plenty of screams and gasps on Sept. 6,...
  • From the Vaults: 'The Wolf Man' (1941)

     
    Well, I am fudging on the year again this week, mostly because I had 1941's "The Wolf Man" in my queue and felt like watching it. And here at From the Vaults, that means I felt like writing about it! Let's go! Starring lovable lummox Lon Chaney Jr.,...
  • From the Vaults: 'Spider Baby' (1968)

     
    Happy autumnal equinox, my scrappy yet plucky band of readers! The unmistakable slant of fall light is upon us now, even in the 90-degree afternoons, and with it comes my very favorite season for movie watching. Which means I have decided to quit adhering...