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An Ode To Laurie (Happy Birthday Jamie Lee Curtis)

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Our Queen of Scream became an icon in 1978. Like her mother before her, Janet Leigh, who became an icon with "Psycho." Like mother like daughter.
"Halloween" became a classic and the great Jamie Lee Curtis made her mark in the history of horror. Laurie Strode fought Michael Myer's slaughter.
In 2018 she returned to the role. A new "Halloween" for the next generation. Her best ever appearance as Laurie. A legend...that's her.

Happy birthday to our Scream Queen Eternal, Jamie Lee Curtis. May she long reign.



The Universal Monster That Made Horror Great (1931 "Frankenstein)

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Universal Studios released "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi in February and turned the struggling studios momentum. Because of this, Lugosi was to star as the monster in the film "Frankenstein," a production based on Mary Shelley's legendary modern mythology. Since Lugosi wanted to play Dr. Frankenstein, he passed. The role would be given to an unknown character actor named Boris Karloff. And the rest, as they say, is history.
His transcendent performance, along with an incredible performance from Colin Clive and the brilliant direction from genius James Whale, the film is STILL (in my opinion) the greatest horror movie of all time. Everyone will have a different film (or films) up there in their top horror films. But this masterpiece HAS to be in the conversation.
I saw this film when I was in elementary school. I stayed home sick and my dad went to my local video rental store and grabbed this film upon my request. I probably thought I would quietly fall asleep…

The Legend And The One Who Made Him Immortal (Vlad Dracula And Bram Stoker)

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Vlad Tepes III was born some time in 1431 and lived to be the ruthless leader of Medieval Wallachia, Romania. Known throughout history as 'Vlad The Impaler,' his reign was soaked in the blood of his enemies. Famous murals depict his defeated ones dangling from giant wooden stakes, with Vlad himself feasting in their torturous states.
Surely this couldn't be real! Perhaps an embellishment from his enemies. As we all know history is told by the winners.
But those heinous war crimes lived on, thanks to author Bram Stoker. His immortal tale of the undead vampire Dracula has sparked the dark imaginations of horror fans throughout the ages. And much like Mary Shelley's ageless "Frankenstein," the legend shows no signs of dying. As it is meant to be.
Much like George A. Romero, who popularized the zombie, Bram Stoker didn't invent the vampire. It was a legend for the superstitious. But Stoker is responsible for it's current incarnation.
The legend has seen t…