When I interviewed director Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy around the release of their 2017 Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game I asked them what was next. The reply was cryptic at best “We have a couple of other things cooking too but it’s a bit too premature to talk about them” they said “I […]
When you think of the classic movie monsters, figures such as Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Mummy come immediately to mind but what about the Golem? A supernatural being of folklore the monster inspired legends, stories and films but has somehow been forgotten in the pantheon of creatures we currently celebrate.
For years Nightbreed has haunted me. Like the main character Aaron Boone I have dreamt of the monsters of Midian and this amazing adaptation of Clive Barker’s novella Cabal written and directed by the author himself, which I saw at a hugely influential age and always ranked among my favourite horror films.
The name Lon Chaney to those in the know will conjure up iconic images of the 1925 Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and the eerie Man in the Beaver Hat in 1927 London After Midnight but many may not be aware of the fascinating story of how this versatile actor came to success.
Humans have been imagining and creating monster mythologies for hundreds of years. Perhaps to project their own fears into fiction, or perhaps because we believe that monsters are the only really believable match for us.