Drac Attack: Universal’s Contribution to the Legend of the Vampire Lord

Dracula, as you well know, is considered one of the major monsters of the modern world, his rule over the vampires nigh-indisputable and influence over the others strong enough for him to gather about him a coterie of the mightiest monsters to defend castles for him. The question, then, is when did Dracula become suchContinue reading “Drac Attack: Universal’s Contribution to the Legend of the Vampire Lord”

Willis O’Brien’s dream deferred: King Kong vs. Prometheus (Early 1960s)

With the character of King Kong firmly planted in the cultural zeitgeist, it would seem reasonable that the next official installment in the franchise would follow shortly after Son of Kong–but as of the early 1960s, RKO Studios still only had two Kong films in its library. Background Willis O’Brien, stop-motion genius and Kong’s originalContinue reading “Willis O’Brien’s dream deferred: King Kong vs. Prometheus (Early 1960s)”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “Monsters Among Us”

We’re returning to the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles once again for a multi-part epic swarming with monsters. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ninja Turtles, as they’re colloquially known, I wrote about them here and, as prophesied, you can get a quick run-down of what’s what in the beginning of that article, thoughContinue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “Monsters Among Us””

Revisiting DuckTales: “Ducky Horror Picture Show”

With the current DuckTales between seasons (and with the third season promising us an almost complete revisit of the Disney Afternoon block) it’s a prime time to take a look back at its predecessor from 1987. When it debuted, it brought with it comics, video games, toys, and even a movie whose relative failure causedContinue reading “Revisiting DuckTales: “Ducky Horror Picture Show””