Jekyll and Hyde and Elmer and Kirk and Cooper and Baywatch – A Look At ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Thru the Years

I had to laugh. I started researching the various actors who have played Robert Louis Stevenson’s titular characters, and the following appeared before anything else: We have from left to right Mark Ruffalo, Lou Ferrigno, Edward Norton, Eric Bana and Bill Bixby. No, they haven’t played Jekyll or Hyde as far as I know, but Read More …

The Dark Universe Begins!

As the United States release date for The Mummy fast approaches, we are beginning to see more about Universal Studio’s plans for their Dark Universe, which is supposed to resurrect – so to speak – their classic monsters of the Golden Age. There’s a lot of speculation going on (figures), and of course, I’m wondering how many Read More …

To a New World…

With the release of the new The Mummy trailer, Russell Crowe’s Doctor Jekyll utters one of the greatest lines in the annals of monster movie history.  In 1935, James Whale directed what is – to your Keeper, a bit of a rarity, that is, a sequel which was greater than or equal to the original Read More …

Nick Fury – Meet Doctor Jekyll, Mr. Hyde…and a Universe of Gods and Monsters **contains some spoilers and language**

First, we have Nick Fury, one-time director of the government agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. And we have Samuel (get those m***** f****** snakes off my m***** f***** plane) L. Jackson as he was seen as Fury in Captain America: Winter Soldier. On the right, we have Russell Crowe as Doctor Henry Jekyll, the head of a Read More …

And In This Corner…

This contains several of the trailers combined into one, including the most recent with the Dr. Jekyll reveal lots of people are talking about. In reading some of the most current YouTube comments, moviegoers who were ho-hum about the movie a week or two ago, are saying Russell Crowe’s Jekyll and Hyde may get them Read More …

Mr. Hyde…No Longer in Hiding?

Nope. He no longer is, according to these recent images and video which have now hit the Internet for the upcoming Universal Studios’ reboot of The Mummy. The June release is the first in what they’re claiming will be a reintroduction to the world of the Golden Age Universal Monsters (you know, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, Read More …

The Mummy (2017): First Images

Hard to believe it’s nearly 2017 and this movie is in post-production. Release Date: June 6th, 2017 There is alleged blowback to the trailer (which I posted earlier) which (as of this past Sunday) had 7000 down votes, because fans of the 1999 movie remake are asking “Where’s Brendan Fraser?” Remember, the Fraser version, at Read More …

THE MUMMY (2017) – The First Official Trailer

London gets hammered…again. The line Russell’s character uses about a new world of ‘gods and monsters’ was uttered back in 1935 in James Whale’s The Bride of Frankenstein (with Boris Karloff). The character Doctor Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) makes a toast – witnessed by The Monster – in which he says the classic line ‘To a new Read More …

William Henry Pratt – the Uncanny

Of all the Universal stars of the Golden Age of Horror in the 1920’s, 1930’s and early 1940’s, for me, the greatest was christened William Henry Pratt, the baby in a family of nine children born to Edward and Eliza Sarah Pratt in Camberwell, London, England on November 23rd, 1887. A bit of trivia about Read More …