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Mania Casts Doctor Strange by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 06, 2013)
Mania interviewed uber producer Kevin Feige back in 2008 during the Incredible Hulk press junket. We were bold enough to bring up a Doctor Strange movie, even back then.

From the Vault: Classic Monster Magazines Part 2! by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(March 24, 2013)
This week in From the Vault we begin a look at the great monster magazines of the 1960s and 1970s. If you grew up in the era of the late 1950s to the early 1980s chances are you COULD be a “Monster Kid”. So what’s a Monster Kid? Well if I can stea

From the Vault: Classic Monster Magazines! by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(March 17, 2013)
This week in From the Vault we begin a look at the great monster magazines of the 1960s and 1970s. If you grew up in the era of the late 1950s to the early 1980s chances are you COULD be a “Monster Kid”. So what’s a Monster Kid? Well if I can stea

From the Vault: Cast A Deadly Spell by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(March 09, 2013)
This week we take a look Cast a Deadly Spell, a brilliantly funny and dark 1991 made-for-TV film that was produced by HBO

From the Vault: Horror Series that ended too soon by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(February 16, 2013)
If you’re a horror fan, rejoice! You’re living in the Golden Age of horror on TV. The last decade has been incredible for fans of horror TV. Shows like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, True Blood, and Dexter are some of the most popular show

From the Vault: Made for TV Horror Films Part 2 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(February 03, 2013)
This week we take a look at five more of the best made-for-TV horror films of the 1970s. Check out last week’s coverage (here) which featured our look at: Duel, Dying Room Only, Salem’s Lot, Trilogy of Terror, and Satan’s School for Girls.

From the Vault: Made for TV Horror Films by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(January 27, 2013)
Today, made-for-TV horror movies boil down to cheapo flicks on the SyFy network featuring has-been actors (if you’re lucky). But this was not always the case. The 1970s was the golden age of made-for-tv horrors. You had only three networks and a handf

From the Vault: Kolchak by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(January 20, 2013)
We have heard of one-hit wonders in music but there can also be one-hit wonders when it comes to TV shows. Those are the shows that for whatever reasons just never caught on beyond a single season yet would go on to become cult classics. For a certain yo

From the Vault: Don Knotts by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critc
(January 13, 2013)
Don Knotts is best known for starring in two legendary television shows. He played shy and nervous Deputy Barney Fife in The Andy Griffith Show and then nervous and wacky landlord Ralph Furley in Three’s Company. But in between these show Knotts turned

From the Vault: White Zombie by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(January 06, 2013)
Happy New year to all the fans of classic genre cinema! In the first From the Vault Column of the new year we take a look at an early Bela Lugosi classic horror film, White Zombie.

From the Vault: 4 More Lesser Known Christmas Classics by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(December 24, 2012)
In the last From the Vault we took a look at some of the lesser known Christmas films. This week were back with four more films that fly a bit below the radar. Two of them are classics from decades past and the other two are from the more recent era. No

From the Vault: Lesser known Christmas Classics by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(December 09, 2012)
Every Christmas season a parade of our favorite holiday films return like an old buddy you see just once a year. “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, “A Christmas Story”, not to mention various versions of Charles Dickens’ cl

From the Vault: The Vampire Bat by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(December 02, 2012)
Universal Films virtually created the horror film in the 1930s with films like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy. Soon the popularity of their films spawned numerous copycat productions. This week in from the Vault we take a look ba

From the Vault: The Old Dark House by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 25, 2012)
In the 30's and 40's there arose a sub-genre of horror films that would be come to known as "old dark house" thrillers. The plots of these films varied slightly but always involved a group of people gathering at a creepy old house or mansion.

From the Vault: Thriller by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 18, 2012)
Long after becoming the biggest horror icon of the 1930s and 1940s, Boris Karloff turned his attention to conquering the small screen. Using Twilight Zone as a template, Karloff hosted his own mystery/horror anthology show called Thriller from 1960 – 19

From the Vault: Monsters and Aliens of Harryhausen by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 11, 2012)
It’s a testament to Ray Harryhausen’s incredible talent and creativity that he has become such a Hollywood icon with a relatively small body of work. He worked on less than 20 films in terms of providing the visual effects yet those films have become

From the Vault: Giant Spiders by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 04, 2012)
I confess that I hate spiders. They give me the creeps. But at the same time they fascinate me. Outside of the office where I work we have a bush where a spider had built an elaborate web. This was the largest spider I had ever seen outside of on TV or

From the Vault: Classic Horror Comedies by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(October 28, 2012)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is perhaps the seminal classic horror comedy of all-time.  Take the most popular comedy team of the era, and pair them with Universal’s top monsters and you end up with a sure-fire hit.  The film is important for s

From the Vault: The Edgar Allan Poe Trilogy by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(October 21, 2012)
Just a few weeks back, Universal released its Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, an incredible set featuring 8 of Universal’s most iconic horror films. No one can argue with the films that were included but If I had my way, the set wo

From the Vault: The Lugosi Vampires by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(October 14, 2012)
Bela Lugosi is best known as playing Dracula and creating the vampire template we are most familiar with today. But the fact is that Lugosi only played the role twice…first in the classic Dracula (1931) and then in the comedy spoof Abbott and Costello M

From the Vault: Scooby Doo Movies by Tim Janson, Keeper fo the Vault
(October 07, 2012)
Since its debut in 1969, Scooby Doo has become one of the most enduring animated characters of all time with numerous series’, animated and live-action films produced. For a young cartoon addict like myself growing up in the 1970s, getting up early on S

From the Vault: Classic Monster Magazines! by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(April 07, 2012)
This week in From the Vault we take one more look at classic monster magazines as we spotlight some of the oldest and rarest magazines ever produced. These are all highly collectible so should you ever find one, definitely snatch it up quickly.

WOW, I am in shock. by Karl Schneider, News Editor
(May 28, 2006)


News Flash: Critics Out of Touch with Audiences by Karl Schneider, News Editor
(May 21, 2006)