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Castle of Horror Podcast

Dec 17, 2018

The Raven is a 1935 American horror film starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi. The picture revolves around Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, featuring Lugosi as a Poe-obsessed mad surgeon with a torture chamber in his basement and Karloff as a fugitive murderer desperately on the run from the police.

Dec 10, 2018

Our Lugosi series takes a turn towards a movie that teams Universal's Dracula against "Frankenstein," Boris Karloff. But it's so much more-- this lean film tells the story of two men facing off in a strange castle, where memories of wartime atrocities lay over a human chess game between them.

Dec 5, 2018

Mari Mancusi's The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek is a fast-paced middle grade adventure from Disney Hyperion, in which an adolescent King Arthur comes to the 21st Century and decides he doesn't go back. We chat about how the book came to be, the long process of publishing, and how to make the...

Dec 3, 2018

This week we continue our retrospective dedicated to the films of Bela Lugosi, this time with Lugosi’s mysterious performance in the 1932 Universal film Murders in the Rue Morgue.
Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film, very loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the...