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Classic Hollywood: Scary monsters and super creeps

Classic Hollywood: Scary monsters and super creeps

The horror. The horror!

Welcome to the latest edition of the Classic Hollywood newsletter. I’m Scott Sandell, and Halloween is just around the corner. That means you may already have taken the kids or grandkids to the pumpkin patch, picked out a costume, or bought the all-important candy, only to have eaten half of it before the trick-or-treaters arrive. (We don’t judge.)

Will you watch a horror movie too?

Over more than a century, audiences have been captivated and repelled by the genre, and these days it’s never been more so. Case in point: The film "It,"...

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