Monday, March 16, 2020

SHV - S05E10 - The Creature From The Black Lagoon.

The season finale of Universal Monsters has arrived, but we're going out with a bang. Enjoy this giant sized episode examining all aspects of "The Creature From The Black Lagoon." We'll look at how the real life horror of WWII briefly killed off the horror film and made way for the Sci Fi genre and how this film is a bit of a bridge between those two eras. How director Jack Arnold was pretty much the father of 50's sci fi, how and why 2 different actors played the creature, the interesting story of the suit creation and design itself, how this film was an innovator in so many different ways and so much more. We'll also spend some time looking at the legacy of the Universal Monsters franchise as a whole. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

SHV - S05E09 - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Universal Monsters season is almost over as they have finally descended into parody. This week we talk about one of the most polarizing of all of the Universal Monster movies - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Find out how Bela Lugosi finally got to return to the role of Dracula, what studio changes lead to the Monsters going away again for an extended period, a dive into the argument of whether or not this film is canon and so much more

Monday, March 2, 2020

SHV - S05E08 - House Of Frankenstein (1944)

You liked 2 monsters eh? Here, have alllll the monsters. This week on Seeking Human Victims, we're getting to the end of the line of Universal Monsters season with House Of Frankenstein. Boris Karloff returns to the monsterverse, but this time playing the mad doctor and Glen Strange debuts as Frankenstein's monster under the wing of Karloff himself. Lon Chaney, Jr returns for his 3rd performance as Larry Talbot and John Carradine debuts as Count Dracula in what is the 3rd Wolf Man film, and also the 6th Frankenstein film, and the 4th Dracula film. 

SHV - S06E01 - Halloween (1978) Remastered

For season 6 we're diving into the life and career of the man we consider the greatest of all time, the legendary John Carpenter. Long t...