‘Vampyr’ (1932)

December 20, 2020 markvoger 0

Dreyer’s shadowy world Yes, Carl Theodor Dreyer‘s “Vampyr” deserves respect as a pioneer in the vampire movie genre. But modern audiences are going to have […]

Halloween movie picks

October 13, 2020 markvoger 0

In 2020, the biggest horror is something you cannot see. (One guess what I’m talking about.) So my Halloween movie picks this year center on […]

‘Svengali’ (1931)

September 10, 2020 markvoger 0

Hamlet, schmamlet By 1931, all that boozing and fornicating were beginning to catch up with John Barrymore, but they had yet to vanquish him. Barrymore […]

Coronavirus memes

May 9, 2020 markvoger 0

Monsters to the rescue By Mark Voger, author “Holly Jolly: Celebrating Christmas Past in Pop Culture” Me and my “Dark Shadows” buddy at the Orange […]

Sid Haig (1939-2019)

October 1, 2019 markvoger 0

Remembering a gentle genre giant Let’s face it, 80 is up there. But it was still a shock to learn that we lost exploitation-film icon […]

Two trailers

July 30, 2019 markvoger 0

I guess I value directors over stars, because two films — one just out, another due in the fall — got me thinkin’ about goin’ […]

Boris and Basil

February 2, 2019 markvoger 0

When Messrs. Karloff and Rathbone met on screen Today — Feb. 2, 2019 — is the 50th anniversary of the death of Boris Karloff. Not […]

Weird (Feb. 1969)

April 27, 2018 markvoger 0

A cover I can’t forget In the summer of 1969 when I was 11, I bought an issue of Eerie Publications’ Weird magazine with a […]

‘Dark Shadows’ memes

September 29, 2017 markvoger 0

Happy Frid Day to all By Mark Voger, author, “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972″ A young friend, much younger and […]

Bender meets Savini

September 14, 2017 markvoger 0

Caricaturist’s surprise customer By Mark Voger, author, “Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture” My old buddy, artist Howard Bender, has quite the resume. […]