dracula

Celebrate 60 Years Of Hammer Horror

Readers of Movies in Focus will know that I have a huge appreciation for Hammer Horror movies. The films from the British horror studio have a style of their own and they dripped with a wonderful gothic atmosphere. Hammer’s first horror film [...]

August 5, 2017

Book Review: HORROR CINEMA Is A Book You Must Own!

Horror Cinema from Taschen is a book that all cinefiles must own. This is often said, but it’s really true this time around. It’s imperative that this 640 page book has a place on your book-shelf. The volume is a wonderful overview of the [...]

July 15, 2017

LIGHTS OUT: We Like It In The Shadows

Since the dawn of cinema, the dark has been as important to horror as monsters, blood, and jump-out-of-your-seat scares. Lights Out – out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download now – takes it a step further by turning that inherent human fear of [...]

December 13, 2016

Movies In Focus’ Top 20 Horror Films

It’s very difficult to distill something into a list of ‘bests’. However, sometimes it’s good to take stock of something and evaluate the quality, trying to understand what it should or shouldn’t be. I’ve been writing about films for a [...]

October 30, 2016

The Movies In Focus Recap Of MAYHEM 2015

Mayhem 2015 delivered beyond expectations. The horror/sci-fi festival at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema offered-up a wide selection of genre movies as well as a live reading of the lost Hammer film, The Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula. Movies in [...]

October 25, 2015

Pretty Cool Mondo Poster For Tod Browning’s DRACULA

Movies In Focus really doesn’t cover Mondo posters. More than enough sites already do that and I don’t necessarily believe we need these posters (the name Mondo also grates). I’ll give this poster for Tod Browning’s Dracula a pass though. [...]

September 29, 2015

Obituary: Christopher Lee 1922 – 2015

<> on August 7, 2013 in Locarno, Switzerland. Christopher Lee died on 7 June 2015 from respiratory problems and heart failure. He was 93 years old. Few actors have had an impact on so many generations in the way that Lee did. The tall, dark [...]

June 11, 2015

Book Review: THE ART AND MAKING OF PENNY DREADFUL

Not only have Frankenstein and Dracula been hugely influential pieces of literature but they’ve become iconic in the realm of film and television. Penny Dreadful (named after a type of 19th Century pulp fiction) sees them rub shoulders with Oscar [...]

March 30, 2015

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