BARRY HERE: I don’t agree with everything that’s said in this essay but it’s definitely worth a read. I’m a longtime lover of sword & sorcery and Robert E. Howard’s contributions but this is an interesting take on the genre and Howard’s place in it.

While I don’t quite buy John Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces theory, I do think that there are certain basic frameworks that stories can (but never must) follow, and which can yield a nigh-infinite variety of different permutations of the same basic ideas whilst leaving room for the author’s own themes and personality to […]

via Offutt’s First Effort As Editor — The Thoughts and Fancies of a Fake Geek Boy

This is an excellent look at one of my all-time favorite movies – and it’s the perfect time of year to revisit it!

“I saw what I saw when I saw it!” 1948’s Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein would be the final time that Universal’s biggest classic horror icons would share the screen. It would also be the first of a number of Abbott And Costello Meet… films. The film’s plot involves Dracula (Bela Lugosi) arriving in Florida […]

via Days O’Horror #20: Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) — Ken’s Alternate Universe!