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Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices

Top Ten Scream Queens: Barbara Steele, who both emitted screams and elicited same, is in a category of her own. Top Ten Scream Queens Halloween is over until next year, but the equally bewitching Day of the Dead is just around the corner. So, dead or alive, here's my revised […]


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Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices



'Dracula' 1931 Actress Carla Laemmle Dead at 104

'Dracula' 1931 actress Carla Laemmle dead at 104 (image: Carla Laemmle ca. 1930) Carla Laemmle, a bit player in a handful of silent movies and at the dawn of the sound era – e.g., the horror classics The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Dracula (1931) – and a niece […]


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'Dracula' 1931 Actress Carla Laemmle Dead at 104



'I, Frankenstein': Aaron Eckhart Reboot Dismal Box Office Bomb

'I, Frankenstein' box office: Frankenstein reboot is second domestic box office bomb of 2014 (image: buffed up, shirtless Aaron Eckhart in 'I, Frankenstein') Made for a reported $65 million (not including marketing and distribution expenses), the Lionsgate-distributed I, Frankenstein is surely not about to become a movie franchise. Directed by […]


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'I, Frankenstein': Aaron Eckhart Reboot Dismal Box Office Bomb



Deanna Durbin Movies: Remembering One of Hollywood's Biggest Stars & Universal Savior

Deanna Durbin in 'I'll Be Yours.' Deanna Durbin dies at 91: One of the top stars of Hollywood's studio era According to Hollywood lore, teen star Deanna Durbin saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy in the mid-'30s, when her movies earned the Great Depression-hit studio some much-needed millions. The story may […]


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Deanna Durbin Movies: Remembering One of Hollywood's Biggest Stars & Universal Savior



Bruce the Shark Leaves Universal + 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Filmmakers vs. Critic Brouhaha

Bruce the Shark and director Steven Spielberg, the de facto Jaws stars. Universal Studios Orlando is getting rid of the Jaws ride, starring Bruce the Shark, so as to replace it with something new to compete with rival theme park Islands of Adventure. One of the biggest box office hits in […]


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Bruce the Shark Leaves Universal + 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Filmmakers vs. Critic Brouhaha