Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”

When we're talking about horror film history, there are several years that stand out as important milestones in the evolution of the genre. 1978 and 1979 are both contenders, with the former giving us Halloween and the latter giving us Alien, to name just two classics. 1981 can't be overlooked with its groundbreaking werewolf double … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”

Today on Project Gutenberg #12

Today on Project Gutenberg, we have... The Outcry by Henry James We have another work of fiction here, and another instance in which you've probably heard of the author. If not, here's a brief summary. Henry James was a 19th-century author who produced quite a lot of work but is best known today for two … Continue reading Today on Project Gutenberg #12

Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”

As you probably know, the story of a disfigured musical genius who lurks beneath the Paris Opera House and becomes enamoured with the chorus girl he's training was not invented in the 80s by Andrew Lloyd Webber. While the musical is by far the most famous adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, it certainly wasn't … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”