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Basil Rathbone cultivated his own branch of the Frankenstein family tree.
Her exotic allure made this glamorous actress perfect for enigmatic roles.
Irving Pichel was a gift to Hollywood but later found himself blacklisted.
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Barbara Shelley was born Barbara T Kowin in Marylebone, London on the 13th of February, 1932. She began her career as a model before […]
Writer Samuel Guy Endore was born Samuel Goldstein on the 4th of July, 1900 (some reports say 1901) in Brooklyn, New York. His wildly […]
The great-great-nephew of pioneering scientist Louis Pasteur, Ralph Bates was born in Bristol, England on the 12th of February, 1940. He made a successful […]
Michael Denys Gwynn was born in Bath, Somerset on the 30th of November, 1916 and studied in Sussex, serving his country in World War […]
By the time he made A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, director Wes Craven was no stranger to horror films, having already collaborated […]
Welcome to our online resource for all classic horror movie fans. Within these pages you'll find details on all the classic monsters of the movies, including horror movie cast biographies, as well as profiles of all the movies starring the classic monsters we love so much.Read More About Classic Monsters
From classic horror stars like Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, through to iconic horror movie characters like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, Classic Monsters is rich in facts, trivia and scares from the world of horror cinema. Whether you’re looking for a specific horror movie, an actor or a director, all the classic monsters and their movies are cross-referenced here so you’ll easily find what you’re looking for.
Classic Monsters is about more than scares and screams. It’s about the art of the monster movie, the cast, the makeup, the stories behind the camera and the nail-biting moments in front of it… every fan of the classic monsters has their own stories to tell about this fascinating cinematic world. We love to share our experiences of classic monsters, so leave a comment and tell everyone your opinions on your favourite horror movie or classic monster. There are so many classic monster movies out there, not just from well-known horror movie studios like Universal and Hammer, but from smaller studios whose horror movies are just as worthy (not to mention being great fun for any horror film fan!). We're passionate about the classic monsters, and our online horror movie community is growing steadily… why not get involved?
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