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10 Frightening Pre-Code Horror Movies You Need to Watch

With Halloween rapidly approaching it was a good time for Buzzfeed to post 10 Frightening Pre-Code Horror Movies You Need to Watch by Stacey Grant91.

I’ve seen seven of the ten, but that still leaves Dr. X,  The Mask of Fu Manchu  and Murders in the Zoo  that I need to give a go.

I’ll bet Chris Mills and a few other regular readers have seen them all.

Boris Karloff’s Daughter Speaks!

Fans of horror movies, especially classic horror films will want to check out Do You Remember’s Exclusive interview with Boris Karloff’s daughter.

She talks about growing up the daughter of a Hollywood icon, how he felt about the horror genre, his favorite role and more.  It is definitely worth a read.

Ed Wood’s “The Day the Mummy Returned”

Ed Wood the (in)famous director of Plan 9 From Outer Space  is credited with creating some of the worst movies ever.  I find his films more watchable than many, but mainly because they’re bad in a fun way.

Did you know that Ed Wood also wrote short stories?  Wood did.  They mostly appeared in, uh, men’s magazines that last about as long as Wood’s movies did in theaters.

BoingBoing recently posted Ed Wood’s The Day the Mummy Returned.   It should give you an idea of Wood’s writing style.  As for me, I prefer his movies.

“Race with the Devil” and You Better be Fast as Hell!

l saw Race with the Devil  when it first hit theaters in June of 1975.  I was almost driving age and so a movie about two couples on the run [in fast vehicles - cars, motorcycles and even a travel trailer] from satanists was perfect viewing.  I loved the movie.

Years later when I saw it again I was surprised that it didn’t hold up as well.  Still, it had enough moments to make it fun.  Race with the Devil  is a perfect drive-in movie.

“The Walking Dead” New Teaser Trailer

Here’s the teaser for the new season of The Walking Dead!

“Chamber of Horrors” with Fear Flasher & Horror Horn

I remember when I first saw Chamber of Horrors.   It was on television.  I was a kid, like most, who loved monster movies.  The title was enough to suck me in.

“Chamber of Horrors.”

Yeaaah.

“A one-handed madman uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.”

Ok.  Deal me in.

The movie began and we learned that the motion picture contained scenes so terrifying that there would be a “Fear Flasher” and a “Horror Horn” to warn the audience to look away.

Yikes.

The opening scene had Patrick O’Neal force a Reverend to marry him to a corpse!  Wha —  What?!?

Not long after, O’Neal chopped off his own hand to escape the law.  He then returned with a detachable hook and other instruments of pain to exact revenge!

Although Chamber of Horrors  sounds gruesome, keep in mind it was on regular tv.   I loved it.

What kid wouldn’t?

I watched Chamber of Horrors  years later and it was still fun… although not nearly as scary as I remembered it.  I’ve embedded a taste below.

You know, I’ll bet if Chamber of Horrors  was remade it would do good business… and be a lot grosser.

“The Walking Dead”: Hunt or be Hunted

Earlier this week AMC released the teaser poster for season five of The Walking Dead which starts next month.  If you’d like to see a larger version of the poster you can thanks to Coming Soon.

“Monsters Dark Continent” – Now I’m Interested!

I saw the original Monsters  [2010] and was disappointed.  Perhaps that’s why Monsters Dark Continent  wasn’t on my radar… until I saw the two trailers below.

Now I’m interested!

The Princess Bride Recut as a Horror Movie!

It has been a while since we’ve had a mash-up here.  So let’s go with a good one.

Here’s The Princess Bride  recut as a horror movie!

“The Blob” was Based on a True Story!

The Blob  starring Steven [Steven!] McQueen is another one of those 1950’s scifi/horror movies that doesn’t get enough props.

Maybe it would get more respect if folks knew The Blob  was based on a true story!

 

Source: io9.com.

 

“I Married a Monster From Outer Space”

 I was recently thinking about the cult classic I Married a Monster From Outer Space  and wondering why it seldom comes up when folks are talking about monster movies from the 50’s.

As a kid, I Married a Monster From Outer Space  was one of my many favorites.  It still holds up pretty well.

Maybe I Married a Monster From Outer Space  just needs more people talking about it.  So to that end… here’s the original trailer!

10 Bone-Chilling Urban Legends

Gregory Myers at ListVerse presents 10 Bone-Chilling Urban Legends.

You won’t find an escaped con with a hook for a hand, but there are more than a few scary stories.  My favorite of the urban legends presented is Chilling Discovery.

So lights on, or lights off?

Z-Nation: “This is an Extinction-Scale Event…”

“This is an extinction-scale event.  The president is dead.”

Those are the first two sentences you hear in the trailer to Z Nation  which premieres in September on the SyFy Channel.

While it’s true that I’m skeptical of anything brought to us from the folks behind Sharknado, the trailer does look promising.  Let me warn you before you watch the Z Nation  trailer below, there is typical zombie movie gore.  So give the trailer a view and let me know your thoughts.