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Toss Some Treats at These 10 Heroic Horror Dogs

Dogs are a constant presence in scary movies, but they usually either meet tragic ends (RIP, Lester in Halloween) or are part of the horror (see: Cujo, The Omen, The Thing, Dracula’s Dog). By contrast, this list collects only good horror canines – who actually make it to the end credits. Read More >>

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How to Make the Other Universal Monsters Scary Again

Dracula. The Wolf Man. The Mummy. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Frankenstein(’s monster) and the Bride of Frankenstein(’s Monster). They’re all icons of cinematic horror, many for nearly a century – and that’s the problem. Read More >>

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The Invisible Man Reminds Us of Real-World Horrors But Fails to Live Up to a Long Legacy

Since Claude Rains first donned the moniker of H.G. Wells’ invisible man in 1933, Hollywood has struggled to raise the character above his sightless premise. Numerous takes on Rains’ character came out between the ‘30s and ‘40s, and the story has been adapted many times over since then. Now, with Universal hoping to resurrect its damaged Dark Universe of horror characters, it’s time to give The Invisible Man another shot. Gone is Rains’ flamboyant portrayal of a scientist gone mad and in its place is a story about gaslighting and abuse. Despite Elisabeth Moss’ affecting performance, Leigh Whannell’s script crumbles under the weight of wanting to please all comers. Read More >>