‘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 […]

The Beatles meet Dracula

September 28, 2021 markvoger 0

… in Saturday-morning cartoons, that is Lately, I began a dive into the Saturday-morning cartoon series titled, simply, “The Beatles” (1965-69). Try as I might, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lost in 2017

January 2, 2018 markvoger 0

Farewell, Chuck Berry, Laura Petrie, Batman  … By Mark Voger, author, “Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture” 2017 was a rough year for fans of ’50s […]

‘Monstrkyd Manor’

July 30, 2017 markvoger 0

Home for aging monster kids By Mark Voger, author, “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972″ Yep, the 1960s monster kids are […]

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‘The Devil Bat’ (1940)

July 28, 2016 markvoger 0

PRC’s prequel to ‘Bride of the Monster’ By Mark Voger, author, “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972″ If only “kindly” Dr. Paul Carruthers […]

‘The Black Cat’ (1934)

April 19, 2015 markvoger 0

Proto-noir horrors in first (and best) Karloff-Lugosi teaming By Mark Voger, author, “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972″ Genocide, necrophilia, incest, torture […]