Category Archives: Frightful Films

Happy National Vampire Day!

Yes, today is the day we celebrate those blood-sucking, garlic-hatting, undead, fiends. There are many good vampire stories and books, but Mark of the Vampire (1935) is not one of them. Of course, Bela Lugosi is wonderful in the few … Continue reading

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Creature Double Feature: Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein

It’s almost Halloween! This October, PeacockTV.com has made a number of classic Universal horror movies available to watch, for free, online.  Today’s double feature: The Bride of Frankenstein  Son of Frankenstein   The 1935 sequel, Bride of Frankenstein (thought by … Continue reading

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Spooky Word of the Week: Sepulchral

It’s almost Halloween! Today’s word is sepulchral. It is an adjective that is derived from the word sepulchre — a word that means tomb. It comes from the Latin word for grave (sepulchrum). Sepulchral means something that is gloomy (dark … Continue reading

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Creature Double Feature: Werewolf of London and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman

As a special treat, Peacock.com is making a selection of classic Universal horror movies free to view online in the Halloween month of October. I thought I would feature two a week, just as I used to watch them in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi! Watch “The Raven” free

Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi! He is one of my favorite actors and Dracula (1931) is one of my all-time favorite movies.  Dracula was a tremednous success for Universal Pictures and helped launch the film studio’s horror movie enterprise. The vampire … Continue reading

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Creature Double Feature: The Mummy and The Old Dark House

As a special treat, Peacock.com is making a selection of classic Universal horror movies free to view online in October. I thought I would feature two classic horror films a week, just as I used to watch them in second-run … Continue reading

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Creature Double Feature: Dracula and Dracula’s Daughter

For the Halloween month of October, PeacockTV.com is making a number of classic Universal horror movies free to watch online. I am showcasing a “double-feature” of films each week. This week, I have selected Dracula (1931) and Dracula’s Daughter (1936).  … Continue reading

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Happy Haunted House Day!

Yes, today is officially Haunted House Day.  I have some ideas for you… Make this paper haunted house craft with the kids. The template makes it easy.

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Creature Double Feature: The Invisible Man and The Invisible Man Returns

As a special treat, Peacock.com is making a selection of classic Universal horror movies free to view online in October. I thought I would feature two classic horror films a week, just as I used to watch them in second-run … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!

Cassandra Peterson was born today. You may know her as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, corny-joke-cracking hostess to Elvira’s Movie Macabre, ressurecting some of the wonderfully worst horror B films. Also known as the Queen of Halloween, Elvira has been … Continue reading

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