Tag Archive: Black History Month

Feb 27 2017

Required Reading: Black History Month Edition

Remember when I took a look at Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers back in 2010? Well, it turns out there have been several sequels! The other installments in the series are: Whispers in the Night, The Ancestors and Voices From The Other Side. All of which are well worth …

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Feb 29 2016

The Importance of “Blacula”

It is far too easy for the uninitiated to regard Blacula as a joke. Considering the low quality of blaxploitation horror movies like Blackenstein, it’s somewhat understandable. The film’s publicity materials also helped add a little fuel to this fire. Here’s one such example from CineGraphic: Although it initially went into production as a comedy …

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Feb 28 2015

The Importance of “Invisible Ghost”

It’s all too easy to dismiss Invisible Ghost as just another Bela Lugosi poverty row movie. It has a low budget, inaccurate title and seemingly nothing else to make it stand out above its fellow bargain bin fare. Notice my use of the word “seemingly.” That’s due to the presence of Evans the butler. Despite …

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Feb 26 2014

Lola Falana: The Vampira That Never Was

In 1981, Los Angeles TV station KHJ-TV was in the market for a horror host program. Although they had success with Fright Night in the past, its host Seymour (played by Larry Vincent) had passed away in 1975. Then someone got the idea to revive the program that started off the horror host boom: The …

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Feb 25 2013

Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley

The year was 1992. After the success of their Hare Jordan ad teaming up Michael Jordon and Bugs Bunny during the Super Bowl, Nike was keen on recapturing the magic. Although the ad had initially been considered risky, it lived up to the company’s goal of creating “innovative advertising-but innovative in a way that captures …

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Feb 27 2011

Adolph Caesar (1933-1986)

Even if he had not appeared in episodes of The New Twilight Zone and Tales from the Darkside, I would still be writing about Adolph Caesar today. For although his name might not be familiar to you, odds are that you’ve heard his voice before. Born in Harlem on December 5th, 1933 (some sources claim …

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