In this show we take a look at the three big screen adaptations of the novel Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak - The Lady and the Monster (1944), Donovan's Brain (1953), and The Brain (1962) - three movies, from three different decades, and three very different versions of the story!
This will be our one hundredth episode! And to celebrate, we thought we would revisit perhaps the most beloved movie of all time! So it's back to 1977 and the original Star Wars! May the Force be with you!
Continuing our season of readings exploring places important to MR James, and showing a lighter side to the master of ghost stories, in this show we have a reading of the earliest surviving supernatural tale he ever wrote - a whimsical nocturnal adventure set in King's College, Cambridge.
In a new mini series, we take a look at Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak, first published in 1942 in the pages of legendary pulp magazine Black Mask. In this first episode we hear the celebrated 1944 radio version produced by the Suspense radio show, and starring Orson Welles!
In this chapter we look at one of the most seminal horror movies ever made -The Wolf Man (1941). Starring Lon Chaney Jnr., Evelyn Ankers, Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya, this is the movie that redefined werewolves for ever!
In this chapter we look at a landmark year for Universal horror - 1941 - the year that brought us the first appearances of Lon Chaney Jnr. , Evelyn Ankers and the men the monsters feared... Abbott & Costello! In this show, we discuss Man-Made Monster, Horror Island, The Black Cat with Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi, and Hold That Ghost!
In this minisode we revisit the phrasmotic meeting between Blackadder and that splendid brainbox Dr Johnson. Warning! Several big papery things tied up with string were harmed during the making of this episode!
1940 was a year for returning horror stars and brand new sequels! In this podcast we look at Black Friday starring Karloff and Lugosi, and The House of Seven Gables with Vincent Price. Plus, meet new monster Kharis in The Mummy's Hand, and hook up with The Invisible Woman!
It's cult movie time again, and we take a look at the under appreciated Dredd (2012) - which was at last a proper movie incarnation of the classic lawman of the future Judge Dredd from legendary comic 2000 AD!
In this episode we look at the first movies in the second wave of Universal horror - ghostly revenge in The House of Fear, medieval murders in The Tower of London, and more mad science mayhem in The Invisible Man Returns!
In this minisode we kick off a fresh batch of Blackadders, with the opening episode of the third series Dish and Dishonesty, and meet the new addition to the show, nice but dim Prince George played by Hugh Laurie!
In this chapter we discover the story behind Son of Frankenstein (1939)! This movie gave us one of the most remarkable resurrections in film history, not just reviving the Universal Frankenstein saga, but also spawning a new era of horror movies!
In this special we uncover the saga of Black Beth, a character who first appeared in legendary 1980s horror comic Scream! We learn of her surprising origins, and take a look at her resurrection by Rebellion and the brand new adventures chronicled by writer Alec Worley and artist DaNi, including the latest hot-off-the-press one shot special The Devils of Al-Kadesh
In a little T Rex tangent I couldn't fit into the Damnation Alley saga, we exploring the culty connections between dread dino Satanus in Judge Dredd, Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and Westworld, time tourism, 2000 AD's Flesh, T Rex hunting, and Ray Bradbury!