| Dec 6, 2008
Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 1:45 PM
He always vowed that he wouldn't die unless he could take it with him.
But now that Forrest J Ackerman really is gone, the grand old man of science fiction's memorabilia collection is on the auction block.
Thousands of items, including the Count Dracula...
| Sep 28, 2013
At the start of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula," a London lawyer named Harker visits Transylvania to facilitate a real estate deal for a mysterious count who desires new digs in England.
Not anything freshly built, or even modestly rehabbed, mind...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The past few years have been tough on drive-in movie theater owners, who have been forced to chuck their 35 mm projectors in favor of newer digital models if they want to continue to feature the latest releases. The switch-over costs money — money...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:44 PM
You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Hoping to change it prime time fortunes, NBC announced a bold new schedule Sunday filled with new shows and familiar stars.
The network plans to introduce 17 new series during the season, including six new comedies, eight new dramas and three new reality...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:26 PM
October is in full swing — the weather has been creeping closer to down-right chilly and the leaves are beginning to turn.
So that means it's never too early to start planning for your Halloween events. This is just a small list to get you started...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Plenty of vampires haunt TV these days, but viewers will soon get two versions of the original Dracula.
NBC said Tuesday that it has ordered a 10-episode "Dracula" series, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the bloodsucker. That news follows Starz network's...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Should you spy a bunch of folks in hockey masks hanging around Hunt Valley this weekend, don't go looking for a game.
The area will be crawling with dozens, if not scores, of aspiring Jasons, the masked killer and overwhelmingly demonic presence of the...
| Mar 13, 2008
Disney has recruited writer-actor Jason Segel and writer-director Nick Stoller to work on the studio's new Muppets movie.
Segel, one of the stars of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," wrote and stars in the upcoming Universal comedy "Forgetting Sarah...