Imagine, if you will, King’s College, Cambridge, almost one hundred years ago… Every Christmas Eve has its ritual. Those invited make their way for the appointed time, out of the darkness, where the Master waits. Montague Rhodes James, provost of King’s, scholar, antiquary, and writer of ghost stories. […]
Enjoy a pleasant chill as Christopher Lee recounts the ghost stories M. R. James as M. R. James himself in this series of tales from the BBC.
In a lot of ways, 1960’s The City of the Dead — released in America with the extra lurid title Horror Hotel, but some extra lurid prayers to Satan snipped out — is a pretty conventional film of its time. It’s inexpensive B-Horror with a plot that goes […]
I’m not one for star signs, but some alignments are too perfect to be overlooked even by a skeptic; and so we celebrate May 26 and 27 as the shared birthday of a very special trio of actors: Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, and Peter Cushing. Masters of their […]
Friend of the Gutter Ed Glaser (Neon Harbor) has created an intro sequence for his fictional series, “The Van Helsing Mysteries,” starring Peter Cushing as Abraham van Helsing. Update: Watch on YouTube. And Coming Soon has the video and a little interview with Ed Glaser.
I love me some Edgar Allan Poe. That man lived a fantastically harsh, brief life, and I’ll be damned if he didn’t wring some great writing out of it anyway. It might seem strange then that out of decades and decades of Poe film adaptations, my very favorite […]