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'Wasteland', or, How We Went From World War I to White Walkers

In Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror, historian W. Scott Poole exhumes our obsession with the living dead.

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Finding Hope in the Horror: An Interview with Director Bernard Rose of 'sx_tape'

Fresh off of last year's divisive sx_tape and with the classic Candyman to his credit, director Bernard Rose talks horror's past and present, as well as his own forthcoming take on Frankenstein.

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The Month In Pop Entertainment: January 2014

Ring in the New Year with new music, TV series, and a surprising amount of horror movies.

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'Reel Terror' Is Quite the Hatchet Job

I picked up this book with tears of joy streaming down my face, thanking the cosmos that someone finally wrote an exhaustive book for horror fans. But my tears of joy turned to tears of anguish, my fists clenched strands of hair wrenched from my head.

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Good Old-Fashioned Creepiness: 'Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection (Blu-Ray)'

You may think you already know these films—goodness knows, they’ve been shown often enough on television—but chances are you really don’t. Rewatching them once again, I was amazed at how different they are from what I remembered.

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Bestowing Animation Upon Lifeless Matter: 'Frankenstein: The Interactive Literary App'

Maybe hacking up a classic horror story is anathema to many readers, but there is a strange allure about stitching together a new creation from the body of the novel. What's the harm in a little experimentation?

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Underworld: Frankenstein: Music From the Play

By summoning Underworld to score his production, Danny Boyle found the real key to his victory. While Frankenstein the play has its flaws, Underworld's score is largely remarkable.

Theatre

Celebrity and the Celebration of Art: The Transformation of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch’s body of work is impressive. So what has previously prevented his transformation from a highly talented, sought-after actor to bona fide international celebrity?

Film

National Theatre Live Shocks 'Frankenstein' Back to Life

Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!

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Blinded by Science

While Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a wonderful tale of a tortured man and his experiment, I’ll take Hollywood’s version of the block-headed monster any day.

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