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            headshot of the Phantom of the Opera    headshot of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster    headshot of the Wolfman

color portrait {cropped} of the Bride of Frankenstein    headshot of Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula    headshot of Boris Karloff as the Mummy


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documentary films

selected movies
& TV, A-Z

This online film festival began in 2013 as the Horror, Monster & Fantasy Movies Pages on the Magic Lantern Video & Book Store. But it soon became obvious that while monster and horror films had elements of fantasy, most films considered 'fantasy' were not about monsters at all – think 'Wizard of Oz': flying moneys are scary but not in the same league as vampires and zombies and Godzilla. So the few fantasy movies coded here on Page 2 were removed and Magic Lantern's Fantasy Film Festival Page was begun in early 2017.

Documentary  Films  About  Horror  Movies

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Hammer Heritage of Horror documentary  "Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror" TV movie [BBC-TV 1994]
99-minute documentary study of the history of Hammer Films and its classic horror film product; featuring interviews with Raquel Welch, Veronica Carlson, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Jimmy Sangster, Hazel Court, Joe Dantes, Martine Beswick, Freddie Francis, Val Guest & Ray Harryhausen; also behind-the-scenes home movies and non-stop shock scenes from over 40 classic films – "the definitive study of one of the greatest names in horror!"
Co-produced, written & directed by Ted Newsom; narrated by Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing • full credits at IMDb
Image Ent. color DVD [10/2004] for $35.23
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [3/99] for $6.98

100 Years of Horror video series  "100 Years of Horror" video series [Passport Intl. 1996]
Video series hosted by Christopher Lee; completed in 1996, two-tape VHS & complete DVD set released in 1998; the 34 episode/topic titles are: Aliens; The Aristocrats of Evil; Baron Frankenstein; Bela Lugosi; Blood-Drinking Beings; Boris Karloff; The Count and Company; Demons; Dinosaurs; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Dracula and His Disciples; The Double Demons; The Evil Unseeable; The Frankenstein Family; Frankenstein's Friends; Freaks; Ghosts; Giants; Girl Ghouls; Gory Gimmicks; Mad Doctors; Man-Made Monsters; Maniacs; The Monster Makers; Mummies; Mutants; Phantoms; Scream Queens; Sorcerers; The Walking Dead; Werewolves; Witchcraft and Demons; Witches; and Zombies
{The 5-disk DVD set contains 26 half-hour episodes.}
Simitar/Passport b&w/color DVD set [1/98] 5 'diabolical' disks - out of prodn/used
series credits at IMDb
Into the Dark / Exploring the Horror Film documentary feature  "Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film" [Blaze Films - in development? or in limbo?]
Filmed in London, England and Hollywood; 90-minute documentary that appears per IMDb to be completed in 2009; website is gone, film never released, yet offered as download on several websites – thus 'official status unclear'
Exec-produced by George A. Romero; co-produced, written & directed by Johanna Wartio McEvoy {Johanna Salomäki}; interviewees include Dario Argento, Clive Barker, Joseph Bishara, Doug Bradley, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Ray Harryhausen, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Neil Marshall, George A. Romero, Victor Salva, Tom Six, dozens more
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbproducer website {expired}
appears to be available online at PrimeWire

"Monster Mania" [1997] Dr. Jo-An Anderson (Actor), Martine Beswick (Actor), Kevin Burns (Director)

"Kingdom of Shadows: The Rise of The Horror Film" [1998]

"Bride of Monster Mania" [2000] Dr. Jo-An Anderson (Actor), Martine Beswick (Actor)

"Attack of The 50 Ft. Monster Mania" [2000] with Bill Mumy & Cassandra Peterson

American Nightmare documentary film  "The American Nightmare: A Celebration of Films From Hollywood's Golden Age of Fright" documentary film [I.F.C. Feb 2001]
Docurama color DVD [3/2004] for $17.27
73-minute documentary feature about the horror movie craze of the 1950s to 1970s, with director interviews, film clips, and footage showing the cultural and political unrest of the time • Written & directed by Adam Simon; featuring George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Tom Gunning, Carol J. Clover, Adam Lowenstein; with archive footage of Marshall Anker, Evelyn Ankers, Kirsten Bishop, Joan Blackman, Marilyn Burns, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Cynthia Carr, Nick Castle, Marilyn Chambers, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Allen Danziger, Fred Doederlein, Camil Ducharme, John Dugan, Marilyn Eastman, Samantha Eggar, Cathy Graham, John Michael Graham, Lucy Grantham, Paul Hampton, Gunnar Hansen, Karl Hardman, Debbie Harry, David Hess, S. William Hinzman, Steve Hutsko, Sandy Johnson, Duane Jones, Boris Karloff, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Allan Kolman, George Kosana, Elsa Lanchester, Janet Leigh, Fred J. Lincoln, Lynn Lowry, Bela Lugosi, Hyla Marrow, Wally Martin, Teri McMinn, Tony Moran, Edwin Neal, Richard Nixon, Judith O'Dea, George O'Hanlon Jr., Paul A. Partain, Sandra Peabody, Anthony Perkins, Susan Petrie, Hanna Poznanska, Jeramie Rain, Judith Ridley, Will Sandin, Kyra Schon, Jim Siedow, Joe Silver, P.J. Soles, Joe Spinell, Barbara Steele, Russell Streiner, Vincent D. Survinski, Richard Towers, William Vail, Keith Wayne, Roy Wittan, James Woods

"Something To Scream About" [2004]

"The American Nightmare: A Celebration of Films From Hollywood's Golden Age of Fright" [2004]
starring George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini

"Horror Business (2005) "movie making really is no way to spend a life!"
Christopher P. Garetano (Director) copy > movies about movies

Fanex Files Hammer Films documentary  "Fanex Files: Hammer Films" documentary video [Feb 2008]
95-minute documentary for video release; "fascinating interviews with cast & crew culled from twenty years of the FANEX Film Convention archives, this film is a horror fan's delight!" Co-produced & co-written by Jeff Herberger & A. Susan Svehla; directed by A. Susan Svehla; featuring appearances by Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Ingrid Pitt, James Bernard, Val Guest, Jimmy Sangster, Freddie Francis, Caroline Munro, Virginia Wetherall, Michael Ripper, Barbara Shelley • credits at IMDb
Alpha Video color DVD [7/2009] for $8.63

"American Scary" [2/2009] Zacherly (Actor), Vampira (Actor), John E. Hudgens (Director)

Horror and Sci-Fi Coming Attractions on DVD  "Horror and Sci-Fi Coming Attractions!: A Collection of Classic Movie Trailers" [2009]
120-minute compilation of trailers for dozens of horror and sci-fi movies: "Bride of The Gorilla" [1951]; "The Brides of Dracula" [1960]; "The Crawling Hand" [1963]; "Curse of The Werewolf" [1961]; "The Deadly Mantis" [1957]; "The Death Curse of Tartu" [1966]; "The Devil's Own" [1997] starring Harrison Ford & Brad Pitt; Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M For Murder" [1954]; Abel Ferrara's "Driller Killer" [1979]; "Drive-In Massacre" [1976]; "The Face of Terror" [Spain 1962]; "First Space-ship On Venus" [Germany 1960]; "The Flying Saucer" [1950]; "Frenzy" [which one?]; "Horror Castle" [Italy 1963]; "Horror Hotel" aka "The City of The Dead" [1961]; William Castle's "House On Haunted Hill" [1959]; "Invasion of The Body Snatchers" [1956]; "The Invisible Boy" [1957]; "Kill Baby Kill" [Italy 1966]; "Night of The Blood Monster" aka "The Bloody Judge" [1970]; "Prehistoric Women" [which one?]; "Robot Monster" [1953]; "Satan's Satellites" [1958]; "Scream and Scream Again"
[1970]; "Terror In The Haunted House" aka "My World Dies Screaming" [1958]; "20 Million Miles To Earth" [1957]; William Castle's "Zotz" [1962] – and more!

P.R. Studios DVD [8/2009] for $13.99
'Classic Horror Movie Trailers' on DVD  "Classic Horror Movie Trailers" on DVD [2010]
Nearly 2½ hours of classic horror & sci-fi movie trailers and coming attractions from the 1930s through the 1980s: Robert Bloch's "Asylum" [1972]; Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond The Sun" [1980]; "The Beast Must Die" [1974]; "The Being" [1983]; "The Black Cat" [which one?]; "The Blood Drinkers" [2000 spoof]; "Evilspeak"
[1981]; "Don't Go Near The Park" [1981]; "Don't Open The Door" [1975]; "The Horror of Party Beach" [1964]; "Horror of The Blood Monsters" [1970]; "House of Whipcord" [1974]; "Invasion of The Star Creatures" [1962]; "Just Before Dawn" [which one?]; "Mad Love" [which one?]; "Master of Horror" [1965]; "Mission Stardust" [Italy 1967]; "The Monolith Monsters" [1957]; "Monster From Green Hell" [1957]; "Monster On Campus" [1958]; Roger Corman's "Night of The Blood Beast" [1958]; "One Dark Night" [which one?]; "The Plague of The Zombies" [1966]; "Planet of Vampires" [Italy 1965]; Robert Heinlein's "Project Moon Base"
[1953]; "She Demons" [1958]; "Shock Waves" [1977]; "Son of Dracula" [which one?] – and many more!

P.R. Studios color DVD [6/2010] for $13.99

"Midnight Madness: The History of Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Films" [3/2011]

"Nightmares In Red, White, and Blue: The Evolution of The American Horror Film" [7/2011]
starring Lance Henriksen, John Carpenter, Mick Garris, Joe Dante

"I Heart Monster Movies" [I.M.D. Films 11/2012] starring Sid Haig, Tom Savini, Bill Moseley, Doug Bradley

Coming Attractions Horror Trailers on DVD  "Coming Attractions: Horror Trailers" [2012]
82-minute compilation of trailers for 48 b&w horror & scifi feature films made from 1955 to 1989: "The Alligator People" [1959] starring Lon Chaney, Jr.; Edgar G. Ulmer's "The Amazing Transparent Man" [1960]; "The Astounding She-Monster" [1957]; "Atom Age Vampire" [Italy 1960]; Roger Corman's "Beast From Haunted Cave" [1959] directed by Monte Hellman; "The Beast of Yucca Flats" [1961] starring Tor Johnson; Roger Corman's "The Beast With A Million Eyes" [1955]; "Beauty and The Beast"
[1962]; Edgar G. Ulmer's "Beyond The Time Barrier" [1960]; Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" [1963]; "Blacula" [1972] srtarring William Marshall; "The Blob" [1958] starring Steve McQueen; "The Bride and The Beast" [1958]; "Chamber of Horrors" [1966]; "The Crawling Hand" [1963]; "Curse of The Voodoo" aka "Voodoo Blood Death" [1965]; "The Curse of The Werewolf" [1961]; "The Devil's Messenger" [1961] starring Lon Chaney, Jr.; "Doctor Blood's Coffin" [1961]; "Dracula Has Risen From The Grave"
[1968]; "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" aka "The Deadly Invention" [Czechia 1958]; "Frankenstein 1970" [1958] starring Boris Karloff; "Fright Night" [1985]; Ishirô Honda's "Half Human" [1958]; "Hands of The Ripper" [1971]; "The Headless Ghost" [1959]; "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus" aka "Eyes Without A Face" [France 1960]; "Horror of Dracula" [1958]; Sherlock Holmes in "The Hound of The Baskervilles" [1959]; "House of Dark Shadows" [color 1970]; "House of Fright" aka "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll" [1960]; "The Lost Boys" [color 1987]; "Love At First Bite" comedy [color 1979]; "The Manster" [Japan 1959]; Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu The Vampyre" [1979] starring Klaus Kinski; Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" [1960]; "Psycho-Circus" aka "Circus of Fear" [1966]; "The Revenge of Frankenstein" [color 1958]; "She Devil" [1957]; "The Snake Woman" [1961]; "Sssssss" [color 1973]; "Tales From The Crypt" [color 1972]; Roger Corman's "The Twilight People" [color 1973]; "The Unknown Terror"
[1957]; "Vampire's Kiss" comedy [color 1989]; "Voodoo Woman" [1957]; Roger Corman's "The Wasp Woman" [1959]; and "Werewolf In A Girls' Dormitory" [Italy 1961]

Grapevine Video b&w/color DVD [11/2012] for $9.95

Selected  Movies  &  Television,  A to Z

Found a list that will be incorporated here: Regal Theaters Horror Fest October 2017
which includes "King Kong" (1933); "Them!" (1954); "Night of The Living Dead" (1968); "Jaws" (1975); "Suspiria" (1977); "The Shining" (1980); "Cat People" (1982);
"The Dead Zone" (1983); "Videodrome" (1983); "A Nightmare On Elm Street" (1984); "Fright Night" (1985); "The Monster Squad" (1987); and "Pet Sematary" (1989)

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Universal  Pictures  Monster  Franchise  Reboot
aka  Universal's  Dark  Universe

"The Mummy" [2017?] /tt2345759/
starring Tom Cruise & Sofia Boutella

"The Invisible Man" [2018?] /tt1051906/
rumored to be starring Johnny Depp (2017)

"The Creature From The Black Lagoon" [2018?] /tt0485799/

"Bride of Frankenstein" [Feb 2019?] /tt5688898/
rumored to be starring Javier Bardem (2017)

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
rumored to be starring Russell Crowe

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"Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" [1948]
"Abbott & Costello Meet The Invisible Man" [1951]
"Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1953]
"Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy" [1955]

"Amok Train" aka "Beyond the Door III" horror feature
[Columbia Pictures/Epic Ent. 1989]
Amok Train / Beyond the Door III horror movie  Filmed in Yugoslavia; a group of American students are lured to Europe by their professor to observe ancient pagan rituals, but are instead to be sacrificed, including one virgin girl who is chosen to be Satan's bride for eternity; the students escape by train, but the train starts killing them . . . • Produced by Ovidio G. Assonitis; directed by Jeff Kwitny; written by Sheila Goldberg; starring Bo Svenson, Mary Kohnert, Victoria Zinny, Savina Gersak, Sarah Conway Ciminera, William Geiger, Alex Vitale, Ron Williams, Renee Rancourt, Jeremy Sanchez, Igor Pervic, Susan Zelouf, Tania Alexander, Mario Novelli, Ratko Tankosic, Milutin Micovic, Olga Poznatov, Dusan Bulajic, Dusan Tacic, Predrag Milinkovic
Shriek Show widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb

"Black Orchids: The Love Affair of A Heartless Woman" [1917] /tt0006434/ starring Cleo Madison

"Carry On Screaming" [1966]

"The Creature From The Black Lagoon" [1954]
Announced 4/2017: Universal Pictures has recruited screenwriter Will Beall ('Aquaman') to write the script for their reboot
of "The Creature From The Black Lagoon", with Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman as overseers • latest info at IMDb

"The Devil's Hand (La Main du Diable)" aka "Carnival of Sinners" [1943] /tt0035017/ directed by Maurice Tournier

"Dementia 13" [1963] Produced by Roger Corman; co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring William Campbell

"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" [1920 silent] starring John Barrymore

"The Fearless Vampire Killers" [1967] directed by Roman Polanski /tt0061655/

"The Ghost Train of Manggarai" [Rapi Films Indonesia April 2008]
original title "Kereta Hantu Manggarai"
Ghost Train of Manggarai movie from Indonesia  Rossa believes that her estranged sister Emily has been abducted by the 'ghost train' and enlists several friends in visiting the supernatural . . . • Directed by Nayato Fio Nuala; written by Ery Sofid; starring Giannina Emanuela, Nadila Ernesta, Stefanie Hariadi, Rina Hasyim, Melvin Lim, Sheila Marcia Joseph, Fendi Trihartanto
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • credits at IMDb

"Horror Express" [Spain Jan 1973, USA Nov 1973]
Horror Express 1973 movie  In 1906, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it from China to Europe by train; during the trip, the monster thaws out and begins killing people; filmed in Spain • Directed by Eugenio Martín; written by Arnaud d'Usseau & Julian Zimet; starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa, Julio Peña, George Rigaud, Ángel del Pozo, Víctor Israel, Helga Liné, Alice Reinheart, José Jaspe, Vicente Roca, Juan Olaguivel {as the creature}, José Canalejas, Barta Barri, José Marco, Peter Beckman, Hiroshi Kitatawa, Allen Russell, Telly Savalas
90-minute Severin Films color Blu-ray [11/2011] 2 disks for $21.71
Synergy Ent. color DVD-R [9/2007] for $8.99
85-minute Digiview color DVD [4/2004] for $9.48
62-minute A2ZCDs color DVD-R [11/2015] for $9.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [12/2014 upload; 1:26:50] online at YouTube

"The Host" [] by Bong Joon-ho
"One of the best creature features of all time." — Stuart Klawans, The Nation Magazine reviewer

"The House On Haunted Hill" [1958] starring Vincent Price

"How To Make A Monster" [American Intl. Pictures July 1958]
How To Make A Monster 1958 horror film  "It Will Scare The Living Yell Out of You!" + "See The Ghastly Ghouls In Flaming Color!" • When a master monster make-up artist is fired by the new bosses of American International Studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.
Co-produced & co-written by Herman Cohen; directed by Herbert L. Strock; co-written by Aben Kandel/Kenneth Langtry; starring Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway, Gary Clarke, Malcolm Atterbury, Dennis Cross, Morris Ankrum, Walter Reed, Paul Maxwell, Eddie Marr, Heather Ames, Robert Shayne, Rod Dana, Jacqueline Ebeier, Thomas Browne Henry, John Phillips, Paulene Myers, John Ashley
single-film Region 1 DVD not available
Lionsgate double feature DVD [8/00] for $29.99 with b&w "Blood of Dracula" [1957]
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [7/2009 upload; 1:56] online at YouTube
watch full movie [11/2013 upload; 1:13:07] online at YouTube

"How To Make a Monster" TV movie [Oct 2001] /tt0281919/

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" [1923 silent] starring Lon Chaney, Sr.

"Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" [1994] /tt0110148/

"The Little Shop of Horrors" [1960] Produced & directed by Roger Corman; with Jack Nicholson off-Broadway musical [1982]

"The Little Shop of Horrors" musical film [1986] /tt0091419/

"The Little Shop of Horrors: The Broadway Musical" [10/2003 to 8/2004]

"The Little Shop of Horrors" non-musical remake [in development 2013] /tt2391023/

"Masters of Horror" Starz TV Series [2005-2007]
Masters of Horror Season One box set  "Masters of Horror - Season One" Box Sets [2007]
Starz/Anchor Bay color Blu-ray [9/2008] 4 disks for $71.99
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD set [8/2007] 14 disks for $32.96
contains 13 hour-long episodes: "Incident On and Off A Mountain Road" [Oct 2005] directed by Don Coscarelli; "Dreams In The Witch-House" [Nov 2005] based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft; "Dance of The Dead" [Nov 2005] directed by Tobe Hooper, based on a story by Richard Matheson; "Jenifer" [Nov 2005] directed by Dario Argento; "Chocolate" [Nov 2005]; "Homecoming" [Dec 2005] directed by Joe Dante; "Deer Woman" [Dec 2005] directed by John Landis; "Cigarette Burns" [Dec 2005] directed by John Carpenter; "The Fair Haired Child" [Jan 2006]; "Sick Girl" [Jan 2006]; "Pick Me Up" [Jan 2006] directed by Larry Cohen; "Haeckel's Tale" [Jan 2006] based on a story by Clive Barker; and "Imprint" [April 2006] directed by Takashi Miike; BONUS DISK #14 contains deleted scenes, interviews, and lots more
Season 1 Volume 1: Starz/Anchor Bay color Blu-ray [10/2007] for $11.99
Season 1 Volume 2: Starz/Anchor Bay color Blu-ray [10/2007] for $8.99
Season 1 Volume 3: Starz/Anchor Bay color Blu-ray [11/2007] for $6.61
Season 1 Volume 4: Starz/Anchor Bay color Blu-ray [12/2007] for $4.40
  "Masters of Horror - Season Two" Box Set [2008]
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD set [7/2008] 11 disks - out of prodn/used
packaging is a plastic skull with slots inside for the eleven disks; bonus material is on each disk, two of which are double-sided; several Amazon reviewers complained of loose disks and serious shipping damage; contains 13 hour-long episodes: "The Damned Thing" [October 2006] directed by Tobe Hooper, based on a story by Ambrose Bierce; "Family" [October 2006] directed by John Landis; "The V Word" [November 2006] starring Michael Ironside; "Sounds Like" [October 2006]; "Pro-Life" [October 2006] directed by John Carpenter; "Pelts" [Dec. 2006] directed by Dario Argento; "The Screwfly Solution" [December 2006] directed by Joe Dante; "Valerie on the Stairs" [October 2006] based on a story by Clive Barker; "Right to Die" [January 2007]; "We All Scream for Ice Cream" [January 2007]; "The Black Cat" [January 2007] starring Jeffrey Combs {as Edgar Allan Poe}; "The Washingtonians" [January 2007] with Brian Jensen {as George Washington}; and "Dream Cruise" [February 2007]

"Midnight Movie Massacre" aka "Attack From Mars" [indep 1988]
Midnight Movie Massacre / Attack From Mars 1988 B-movie  The alien spaceman from Mars is a vampire; he terrorizes staff and patrons at a movie theater in Burbank, California that is showing episodes of the 1950s b&w TV series "Space Patrol"; released on video in 2001 • Co-written & co-directed by Laurence Jacobs & Mark Stock; starring Robert Clarke, Ann Robinson, David Staffer, Tom Hutsler, Margi Robbins, Mary Stevens, Duke Howze, Andrew Goodman, Lori Davis, Tamara Sue Hill, Susan Murphy, Brad Bittiker, Stuart Allen, Charity Case, Dwayne Clark, Sara Strnad, Jim Cass, Von Clark, Vince Cabrera, David Lee Kious, John Kelly, Heidi Thomas, Mark Mossman, George Winton, Marty de Courcy, Mary Ramos, Neal Wilde, Kevin Brief, Terry Harms, Cindy Higgins, Dan DeLuca, Jim Zippo, John Paul Biscanin • full credits at IMDb
Image Ent. color/b&w DVD [8/2001] out of prodn/used

"Night of The Living Dead" [1968] starring Judith O'Dea

"Nosferatu" [1922 silent] starring Max Schreck

"The Phantom Creeps" 12-chapter serial [Universal Pictures Oct 1939]
The Phantom Creeps 12-chapter serial starring Bela Lugosi  Dr. Zorka is intent on inventing weapons of mass destruction; a former partner tries to convince him to reveal his secrets to the U.S.A which brings in Capt. Bob West; Zorka gets tired of the interruptions and moves his lab; after his beloved wife gets killed, he decides to use his weapons and a giant robot to gain control of the world – and almost does so but for the ineptitude (or passive aggression) of his assistant Monk. Chapter Titles: 1. The Menacing Power; 2. Death Stalks The Highways; 3. Crashing Towers; 4. Invisible Terror; 5. Thundering Rails; 6. The Iron Monster; 7. The Menacing Mist; 8. Trapped In The Flames; 9. Speeding Doom; 10. Phantom Footprints; 11. The Blast; and 12. To Destroy The World; the serial was edited down to a 78-minute feature film and released under the same title. • Directed by Ford Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind; starring Bela Lugosi {as Zorka}, Robert Kent, Jean Drew, Edwin Stanley, Regis Toomey, Jack C. Smith, Edward Van Sloan, Dora Clement, Anthony Averill, Hugh Huntley, Monte Vandergrift, Frank Mayo, Eddie Acuff & Edward Wolff {as The Robot}
Whirlwind Media 265-minute serial b&w DVD [9/2000] out of prodn/many used
Vintage Home Ent. Collector's Edition 242-minute serial b&w DVD [1/2004] out of prodn/many used
V.C.I. Ent. 240-minute serial b&w DVD [2/2008]out of prodn/used
Alpha Home Ent. Complete Serial b&w DVD [11/2007] 2 disks for $7.99
St. Clair Vision 75-minute feature b&w DVD [2/2004] for $5.98
Alpha Video 77-minute feature b&w DVD [2/2005] for $5.98
V.C.I. Video 265-minute serial b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Timeless Multimedia 265-minute serial b&w VHS [11/94] out of prodn/used
serial credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipediawatch feature version [1:18:20] free online at Internet Archive

"The Phantom of The Opera" [1925 silent] starring Lon Chaney, Sr.

"Scared To Death" [1947 color] /tt0039800/ starring Bela Lugosi

"Train of The Dead" aka "Chum Thaang Rot Fai Phii" [Thailand May 2007]
Train of The Dead movie from Thailand  Five teenagers in Thailand rob a kindergarten and then escape the police in a car chase and crash into a shop; they take the shopkeeper hostage and escape into an empty railroad car, planning to wait and divide the loot later; the car fills with rich people and the thieves are about to start robbing them when the passengers disappear and they realize that they have died and are "All aboard . . . for the ride to Hell!"
Co-produced, written & directed by Sukhum Mathawanit • credits at IMDb
Tai Seng subtitled widescreen color DVD [12/2008] for $13.00

"Ultraman" [est. 1966]
all the rage in Japan, but remains almost totally unseen by American audiences; first aired in the 1960s, and has run continuously since; section moved here from Spirit of America Bookstore's Superheroes Page because the original Ultraman is a gigantic monster, albeit of a human shape. Later series featured human-sized magical creatures fighting evils of all sorts.
"Ultraman" TV series [1966] /tt0204714/
"Ultraman" TV series [1972] /tt0068145/
"Ultraman" [1979] /tt0204715/
"Ultraman: Tiga" TV series [1996] /tt0182647/
"Ultraman Dyna" TV series [1997] /tt0184167/
"Ultraman" [2004] /tt0471414/
"Ultraman Max" TV series [2005] /tt0493197/
"Ultraman Saga" [2012] /tt2109245/

"Ultraman Ginga S" [July-Dec 2014]
Etelgar curse the mind of Arina and used her power to seal 7 Ultraman then Haruno Musashi alongside with Ultraman Zero find UPG headquarters and help Ultraman Ginga and Victory to free other Ultraman and defeat Etelgar

"Ultraman X" TV mini-series [2015] /tt4651924/
When reality TV host Carlos Kurozaki breaks into a mysterious underground pyramid for a television event, he removes a special gem and unwittingly releases a diabolical monster called Zaigorg. The evil creature wants Kurozaki’s gem, so it spawns an army of giant kaijus to get it. It’s up to the famous superheroes Ultraman X, Ultraman Tiga, and the one and only original Ultraman to stop the worldwide monster war.

"Ultraman Orb" TV series [2016] /tt5678870/

"XX" horror anthology movie [Feb 2017]  
'XX' horror anthology movie by four women directors  "Four Deadly Tales From Four Female Directors"; premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January; simultaneous release in February to theaters & online streaming sites; segments tied together by animated sequences from Sofia Carrillo"The Box" co-written & directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, story by Jack Ketchum, starring Natalie Brown; "The Birthday Party" co-written & directed by St. Vincent/Annie Clark, co-written by Roxanne Benjamin, star-ring Melanie Lynskey; "Don't Fall" written & directed by Roxanne Benjamin, starring Breeda Wool; and "Her Only Living Son" written & directed by Karyn Kusama, starring Christina Kirk
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2017] for $15.50
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [5/2017] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitewatch official trailer [1:46] online at YouTube

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