Tagged: Frankenstein


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...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a month-long series of screenings of classic horror films with “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” in October.  The series is part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration engaging Universal’s fans and all movie lovers in the art of moviemaking.


Ghastly Gems: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

OK, I know I said I’d save sequels for later, but I’ll cheat just this once, because the film is so significant (and technically introduces a new monster). 1935’s Bride of Frankenstein is the...


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...


Review: The Wicked + the Divine #1831

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Stephanie Hans Publisher: Image Comics In this month’s issue of The Wicked  + the Divine, writer Kieron Gillen and guest artist Stephanie Hans take a break from the ongoing saga...

The A-Z of Geek Cinema: Z is for Zodiac

The A-Z of Geek Cinema: Z is for Zodiac

Zodiac is an interesting thing, on multiple levels. David Fincher’s 2007 film about the Zodiac killer who terrorized California in the late 60s and early 70s is a crossroads of sorts. For Fincher, and...

The A-Z of Geek Cinema: F is for Fight Club

The A-Z of Geek Cinema: F is for Fight Club

“How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?” The cult of Fight Club is not one that sprung up over night. It was small at first, restricted to...