Short Story: “The Unknown Occupant”

The inspiration for this story came when I happened across a picture showing the grave of famed Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Giger, who passed away in 2014, had a distinct and horrifying visual style that popularized the idea of “biomechanical” art, i.e. images of machinery combined with organic material. You probably know his name thanks … Continue reading Short Story: “The Unknown Occupant”

Horror Is Universal SPECIAL! “The Bride of Frankenstein: Pandora’s Bride” (2007)

I feel it's time to shake things up a little with this series. Up to this point, we've only been looking at the movies which fall under the Universal Horror banner, and while the movies are certainly the backbone of this whole enterprise, they are not the only medium in which these stories and characters … Continue reading Horror Is Universal SPECIAL! “The Bride of Frankenstein: Pandora’s Bride” (2007)

Horror Is Universal: “Son of Dracula” (1943)

Well, if it isn't our old bloodsucking buddy back for another round! Cinema's favorite vampire has had a pretty decent track record in Universal Horror so far. The 1931 Dracula was a triumph of tension and eerie atmosphere, and the Spanish-language version built on that already-strong foundation to make something even better. Dracula's Daughter managed … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Son of Dracula” (1943)