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  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' on ABC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 19 - 25 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 19 - 25 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Dec. 8, 1941

     
    Dec. 8, 1941: Boris Karloff dislikes horror and mystery books, Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Tuesday TV Highlights: 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' on CBS

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be......
  • From the Vaults: 'The Black Cat' (1934)

     
    Lucy Van Pelt: How about cats? If you're afraid of cats, you have ailurophasia. Charlie Brown: Well, sort of, but I'm not sure. Actually, the word is "ailurophobia," and Bela Lugosi's character suffers it intensely in "The Black Cat" --......
  • Lon Chaney's 'The Phantom of the Opera' plays on after 85 years

     
    Eighty-five years ago, moviegoers saw Lon Chaney unmasked as “The Phantom of the Opera” at the classic film's premiere, and while the movie was silent, the audience certainly wasn’t. There were plenty of screams and gasps on Sept. 6,...
  • REVIEW: 'Addams Family: An Evilution' is a dark, winking delight

     
    BOOK REVIEW Charles Solomon recently reviewed "Addams Family: An Evilution" for the Los Angeles Times. Here's an excerpt. If Leo Tolstoy had seen the cartoons of Chas. Addams, he would have had to rethink his famous dictum, "All happy families......
  • From the Vaults: 'House of Usher' (1960)

     
    People with funeral fetishes, I have got the movie for you, and it is Roger Corman's "House of Usher." (Yes, I am beaming affectionately at you, my dear goth friends.) The first in a rash of Corman films taken from titles by Edgar Allan Poe, "Usher" is...
  • Boris Karloff, a monster talent remembered

     
    Our Hollywood history specialist, Susan King, looks back in horror Monday at Boris Karloff. Boris Karloff may have created two of cinema’s greatest horror film ghouls -- the Frankenstein monster and The Mummy -- but in real life, he didn’t.......
  • From the Vaults: 'The Mummy's Hand' (1940)

     
    Back to vintage horror this week, with a classic from the Universal vaults... although "The Mummy's Hand" is more of a remake (or re-imagining!) of the 1932 classic "The Mummy" starring Boris Karloff. Not quite a sequel but definitely not a whole new...
  • Los Angeles With a Laugh Track – ‘The Natives Are Restless’

     
    “Side-splitting?” Not hardly. Cynthia Lindsay's "The Natives Are Restless" (1960) is not a great book about Los Angeles or even a particularly good one. A frothy mix of humor and sunshine, "Natives" floats to the bright end of the noir spectrum,...
  • 'The Wolf Man,' the Hollywood history of a howling success

     
    Susan King is back on the Hero Complex with a great piece today about "The Wolf Man," the 1941 classic that has been updated with a new version that is due in theaters Feb. 12. Even a man who is......