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Posts by Jenn Dlugos

Review: Horror Express (1973)

Horror Express poster

I’m somewhat pleased that Nate asked me to do this review because I got to watch this film. I‘ve had it on DVD for a couple years now and I haven‘t had the opportunity to view it. I have just finished viewing it and found that it’s quite a fun little flick.(read more...)

Frank Dietz Interview

Frank Dietz

Disney animator, actor, screenwriter, and just a plain old geeked-out monster kid, Frank Dietz is most known in the horror community for his business SKETCHY THINGS (www.sketchythings.com). Sketchy Things is a classic-horror caricature business which sells Frank's monster sketch books, posters of Frank's works, and an opportunity to have yourself drawn with your favorite movie monster! Not to mention, Frank does a moderately decent Christopher Lee impression. I got the opportunity to talk to this perfectly charming guy and it was probably the most easy going 30 minutes I ever spent interviewing.

Classic-Horror: Hi Frank! You ready?

Frank Dietz: Sure am!

C-H: Thank you so much for doing this by the way.

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Review: Blood Feast (1963)

Blood Feast 1963 poster

Ancient Egyptian cults! Decapitations! Must I mention, the infamous “pulling out the tongue” scene? Yes, this is what Blood Feast is made of (and, really, not much more). In all its shallow, technically awful glory, it is one of the most important “trash” films ever made.(read more...)

Review: The Old Dark House (1963)

Old Dark House 1963 poster

If you listen to many Hammer fans, they will tell you to stay away from this movie. Don’t listen to them. Listen to me, the resident Hammer film completeist. A Hammer film directed by William Castle may sound like an unsettling mixture. Well it is, but that’s a good thing! (God, I sound like Martha Stewart).(read more...)

Matthew W. Mungle Interview

Matthew Mungle

Who put the gore in Dracula's fangs? Who can turn a beautiful young woman into a crotchety old lady? Who is known for burn scars, shark bites, and other hideous decapitations? This man is none other than Matthew Mungle. An Academy Award winner for his brilliant work on Bram Stoker's Dracula, and an Emmy Award winner for his work on "The X-Files," Matthew is easily one of the top notch makeup artists in Hollywood. I got to chat with this talented man who gave the readers of Classic-Horror a wonderful glimpse behind the scenes of movie magic.

Classic-Horror: Hi Matt! Are you ready to start?

Matthew Mungle: Sure!

C-H: Thank you very much for doing this, by the way!

Mungle: Oh, no problem. It's my pleasure!

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Ben Chapman Interview

Ben Chapman newsreel pic

Whether you were trick-or-treating, partying in a Playboy Bunny costume, or toilet-papering your boss’s house, I’m sure I got your Halloween beat. On October 31, 2002, I got the opportunity to have a lengthy chat with the last of the Universal Monsters.(read more...)

Chris Costello Interview

Chris Costello

Chris Costello, the youngest daughter of Lou Costello of the comedy team Abbott and Costello, is most well known for her biography of her father "Lou’s on First." This wonderfully touching biography of her talented father has been in print for over 20 years. I got the pleasure to interview this absolutely marvelous woman who gave the readers of Classic-Horror a very lovely tribute to her father and the history of the Abbott and Costello monster movies.(read more...)

Review: Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness poster

I must start out this review by saying that it was a true pleasure to review this film. I am a clinically insane Hammer buff and have not seen this movie for quite a few full moons. Therefore, in order to give it a proper review, I had to view it again. I was even more thrilled with the film after the second passing.(read more...)

Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Hound of the Baskervilles poster

In the very hit and miss world that I call Hammer Films, this is an absolute gem. This would seem very obvious to Hammer film fans as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing lead the tale and Terence Fisher (Hammer’s best director) is behind the screen directing it. I have never once called a horror movie “charming”, but that is exactly how I would sum up this film along with other unlikely adjectives such as “enchanting”, “mesmerizing,” and “Chris Lee has a nice ass”. *Clears throat*. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
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Review: Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II poster

"Sometimes, s**t happens. Someone has to deal with it. And, who are you going to call?"
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