Category: Ghastly Gems


Top 7 Universal Monsters

Having written about at least one movie featuring each of the most famous Universal monsters, Ghastly Gems has hit something of a crossroads. Before moving onto sequels, spin-offs, and other monster-related oddities, let’s start...


Ghastly Gems: The Mummy (1932)

1932’s The Mummy is a difficult film for me to revisit, as it was the first I distinctly remember being (very) disappointed by. As a child, I was obsessed with movie monsters as well...


Ghastly Gems: Frankenstein (1931)

Released the same year as Dracula, Frankenstein marked a pivotal moment for the then-budding horror genre. In sharp contrast to Dracula’s purely malevolent vampire, the central monster in Frankenstein is almost entirely sympathetic. While...


Ghastly Gems: Dracula (1931)

With Universal Pictures recently launching their “Dark Universe” series of rebooted monster movies (starting with Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy), now is as good a time as ever to look back on the classic “Universal...


Nerds on the Rocks 133: Doctor Who’s Game of Thrones

This week, we return to the wonderful world of Cable TV. Hitting on the recent Doctor Who season finale, season 3 of the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Some discussion on Mad Men...

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