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  • Tim Burton revisits his old L.A. haunts

    TIM BURTON knows the dark side. He's not evil, exactly, but his films often take grotesque elements and twist them into something more endearing than repulsive. Take the Pumpkin King in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who scares good boys and girls with...
  • The Vampirization of America

    The Vampirization of America
    In times of political rot and confusion and pain, one needs something like cosmic silliness, not to make sense of things, but for those who don't expect a life after death, we need an experience, in this life, of the dream of heaven. Tossed into fear,...
  • 'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack

    'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack
    The Show That Smells A Novel Derek McCormack Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
  • High-Art Slasher Film? Must Be By Tim Burton

    Tim Burton had already traipsed through China, scouting locations for his next big cinematic event, "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" starring Jim Carrey, when Paramount halted preproduction on the film. Burton describes himself as "pretty devastated" by the...
  • The superheroes of Japan who predated Superman and Batman

     
    Hero Complex contributor Liesl Bradner offers an intriguing look back at a forgotten age of heroics in Japan... Five years before Lee Falk’s masked-man adventures with “The Phantom” began in newspapers, a hero called Golden Bat was saving damsels...
  • 'Creature From the Black Lagoon' emerges

     
    When director Breck Eisner parted ways with Universal's remake of "Creature From the Black Lagoon" earlier this year, fans of the 1950s camp classic wondered if and when the new film would ever see the light of day. But now......
  • 'The Wolf Man,' the Hollywood history of a howling success

     
    Susan King is back on the Hero Complex with a great piece today about "The Wolf Man," the 1941 classic that has been updated with a new version that is due in theaters Feb. 12. Even a man who is......
  • 'The Wolfman' claws its way to theaters despite a cursed production

     
    This is a longer version of my story from the front page of today's Calendar section in the Los Angeles Times. Forget silver bullets, blooming wolf's bane and full-moon fever -- the real curse of "The Wolfman" was all the......
  • Anthony Hopkins on the secret of his spooky success: 'I like to act like a submarine'

     
    Anthony Hopkins is back in scary-movie mode with "The Wolfman" and the actor who was once voted the best villain in film history says he's not really sure why he has become an icon in shadowy genres of cinema. "I......
  • Gene Simmons and David Lee Roth howled for 'Wolfman' sound effects

     
    Mark Salisbury, a writer based in Britain (whose blog is right here), makes a guest appearance on the Hero Complex and will be writing more in the future. Today it's a somewhat startling revelation that two of the classic rock......
  • 'Psycho' takes a stab at history with 50th anniversary screening

     
    No surprise, when censors got a look at Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece “Psycho,” they were aghast at what they saw in a certain bathroom scene. But it may not be the part you expect. Who can forget the infamous shower......
  • 'Thor' star Anthony Hopkins explains the ruthless charm of Odin

     
    Anthony Hopkins is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard. "For 'Thor,'" he pointed out, "I don't just play a father, I play the god-father." Work is underway on the fourth Marvel Studios film, and Hopkins said he is......