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Posts by Nate Yapp

No Classic Horror DVDs From Universal This Fall?

Over at the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com), Jim Clatterbaugh reports that he spoke with a representative over at Universal, who stated that the studio had no plans to release classic horror DVDs this year (excepting the upcoming Special Edition of The Mummy). Apparently, it's past the time to begin planning such a release, as they are already working on their 2009 schedule.(read more...)

Theaters and Stills for Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears"

Mother of Tears: The Third Mother poster

Myriad Pictures has sent along the list of theaters where Dario Argento's long-awaited third section of his Three Mothers trilogy, The Mother of Tears, will play during its limited U.S. release. They also generously provided dozens of production stills, which you can find at the bottom of this post. In The Mother of Tears, Mater Lacrimarum (the Mother of Tears) has been hiding in Rome for centuries and her awakening triggers a chain of mysterious and terrible events: the Evil is back to cast its dark shadow over the city.(read more...)

Petition to Get Makeup Guru Jack Pierce a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jack P. Pierce

Thanks to Mark Shostrom for the heads-up on this one. John "The Unimonster" Stevenson has posted a petition online, asking the executives at Universal Studios to fund a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for makeup guru Jack Pierce. Pierce created the legendary designs for Frankenstein's Monster, Ardath Bey, and The Wolf Man, before getting unsummarily booted during the studio's transition to Universal-International in the late 1940s.(read more...)

Ask George A. Romero!

Have a question  you've been just itching to ask famed horror director George A. Romero? Able to phrase it in 250 characters or less?(read more...)

Review: Frightmare (1974)

Frightmare 1974 poster

Pete Walker's Frightmare appears to have been made primarily to shock the common British public of 1974; in many ways, it's nothing more than series of grotesqueries strung along a thin thread of plot. Thirty-four years later, however, its power to achieve its primary goal has diminished significantly. The ever-increasing desensitization of movie audience puts a movie like Frightmare at significant risk of obsolescence. Thankfully, Frightmare is buoyed by a delightful morbid streak, as well as a command performance by actress Sheila Keith. Although time has sapped the film's intended horror, it's not a bad little flick to put on when you need to darken an abominably cheery day.(read more...)

Warner to Release More Classic Horror on DVD in Q4

Beast with Five Fingers poster

This is apparently ancient news (from February), but I completely missed it. I'm posting it now in case anybody else shares my lack of timeliness. As part of a press release about Warner Bros.'s 85th Birthday, Warner Home Video announced that a new classic horror box set would be forthcoming in the fourth quarter of this year (between October and December).(read more...)

Original Universal "Mummy" Getting Special Edition DVD

Mummy 1932 Special Edition

Karl Freund's 1932 classic The Mummy, featuring Boris Karloff and Zita Johann, will be released in a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD set on July 8th, 2008, as part of the Universal Legacy Series. The set comes out just a month before the theatrical release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (a sequel to Stephen Sommers' 1999 Mummy remake). According to DVDTimes.co.uk, Freund's original will be presented in 1.33:1 aspect ratio with the soundtrack in mono. No word yet on whether these will under go any further restoration/remastering like the recent 75th Anniversary editions of Dracula and Frankenstein. (read more...)

Dreyer's "Vampyr" Coming to Criterion DVD in July

Vampyr Criterion Collection

Criterion Collection has announced the upcoming release of a two-disc special edition of Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1932 undead opus Vampyr. The film itself will be presented in its original 1.19:1 aspect ratio (pillarboxed) from a new, restored high-definition transfer of the 1998 restoration done by Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna. An English-text version of the film will be an option, but purists will still be able to watch it with the original German. Additionally, the English subtitles have been retranslated and improved from past releases of the film.(read more...)

Join the Classic-Horror Team!

Classic-Horror is expanding its writing team! If you love horror films, write well, and are interested in contributing your skills, then this may be the opportunity for you.

This go-around, we are specifically looking for film reviewers, although we will consider applications for newsreel reporters and Masters biographers. More details on exactly what we're looking for can be found on our Help Wanted page.

Hazel Court 1926 - 2008

Hazel Court

Word came in from Jim Clatterbaugh over on the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com) that Hazel Court, a actress who added so much to the horror genre in the course of her career, passed on this morning, April 15th, 2008, at the age of 82. Her autobiography, Hazel Court: Horror Queen, was set to make its United States premiere at the Monster Bash convention in June of this year. No word yet on how this sad news affects that.(read more...)

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