Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


The Mummy’s Curse (1944). Directed by: Leslie Goodwins. Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Following on the success of their 1932 classic The Mummy, Universal made four “sequels” in the 1940s (five, if you count the 1955 Abbott

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Invisible Ray (1936)

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


The Invisible Ray (1936). Directed by: Lambert Hillyer. Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Released to TV syndication in the 50s as part of the Shock Theater package of classic Universal horror films, The Invisible Ray is nonetheless not as …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

It Came from Outer Space (1953). Directed by: Jack Arnold. Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. It Came from Outer Space was the first sci-fi film that Universal put out in the then-new 3D format. A fact that I could have guessed even …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961). Directed by: Roger Corman. Starring: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. In spite of being told time and time again that Creature from the Haunted Sea was vastly more comedy than horror, I was still …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


The Monster That Challenged the World (1957). Directed by: Arnold Laven. Starring: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. The Monster That Challenged the World may have a somewhat misleadingly bombastic title — I guess “The Monster That Mildly Inconvenienced a Naval …

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Songs of the Shattered World: The Broken Hymns of Hastur

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2016

By Randy Stafford


Allen, John, ed. Songs of the Shattered World: The Broken Hymns of Hastur Limited Edition. Tickety Boo Press: 2016. Chapbook UK £12.00. 40 pages.


Oh the sin of writing such words, — words which are clear as crystal, limpid and musical as bubbling springs, words which sparkle and glow like the poisoned diamonds of the Medicis! Oh the wickedness, the …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Vampire’s Coffin (1958)

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


The Vampire’s Coffin (1958). Directed by: Fernando Mendez. Starring: Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter, German Robles.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. A great many Mexican horror films of the fifties all feel sort of like they were made by someone who was trying to recreate the Universal …

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Review: The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories


By Silvia Moreno-Garcia


Munro, Martin, ed. The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories.. The University of West Indies Press (2015).


In his introduction to The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, editor Martin Munro says, “Every island of the Caribbean is the site of a deep haunting.” The anthology proves this point by offering a variety of stories which are at turns disturbing, creepy and sad.

Readers who are in search of a horror anthology should be warned that …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: It! (1967)

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


It! (1967). Directed by: Herbert J. Leder. Starring: Roddy McDowall, Jill Haworth, Paul Maxwell.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is a personal favorite and one of the best movies that most people have never seen! Written and directed by Herbert J. Leder, whose filmography …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Konga (1961)

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


Konga (1961). Directed by: John Lemont. Starring: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Claire Gordon.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is the British answer to King Kong and a spiritual sibling (in more ways than one) to previous Vault of Secrets alum Gorgo, which was …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: SOMA (video game review)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, Cthulhu pals. We are continuing with the game coverage today with one of the most highly anticipated digital, downloadable horror games of 2015. It’s the follow-up to an incredibly well-liked horror game by a company known for delivering the frights time and time again. Since it’s been kept under wraps to ensure the story’s mystery, the only thing really …

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Review: Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate


By Orrin Grey


Meikle, William. Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate. Dark Renaissance (2015). Paperback: 228 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1937128753.


The pastiche is not an approach to writing that gets a lot of respect, even while more and more people are practicing pastiches, especially of writers like Lovecraft. But the pastiche – like any other pursuit – is one that can be done better or worse. Few people excel at it, especially when it comes to the Pulps and other …

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