‘Aztec Mummy’ trilogy

May 27, 2022 markvoger 0

Popoca returns (three times) By Mark Voger, author ‘Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture’   In opening narration, an authoritative voice […]

‘El Vampiro’ (1957)

May 25, 2022 markvoger 0

Mexico’s horror noir By Mark Voger, author ‘Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture’   It’s a fateful day at the Sierra […]

The last spook show

May 24, 2022 markvoger 0

Mexi-monsters, Hypnoscope & sullen teens In 1971, when I was in the seventh grade, I attended an afternoon double-feature of two Mexican monster movies, “The […]

‘Dracula’ (1897 novel)

January 15, 2022 markvoger 0

It only took 56 years By Mark Voger, author “Holly Jolly: Celebrating Christmas Past in Pop Culture” Spoilers follow. I bought the novel “Dracula” in […]

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Monster Mash cereal

October 6, 2021 markvoger 0

A pop-culture food moment Thanks to an eagle-eyed friend, I scored a box of limited-edition, 50th-anniversary Monster Mash cereal. It’s been hard to find, but […]

Franken Berry and friends

September 21, 2021 markvoger 0

Seasonal sweetness Whenever Halloween season rolled around, and I would see Franken Berry, Count Chocula and Boo Berry in the cereal aisle, I’d have mixed […]

Sam Sherman remembers

August 14, 2021 markvoger 0

Memoir of a movie maker — and movie lover ‘When Dracula Met Frankenstein’ by Sam Sherman Edited by Tim Ferrante Murania Press 377 pages, $29.95 […]

‘Spider Baby’ (1967)

February 28, 2021 markvoger 0

Lon Jr.’s finest performance Through the years, your perspective changes. In the ’80s, when I first saw Jack Hill‘s “Spider Baby,” I cavalierly lumped it […]