"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Friday, October 24, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 24!
Henri-Georges Clouzott's Diabolique (1955)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on December 30, 1972!

"On the twenty-fourth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-four missing corpses, twenty-three bubbling caverns, twenty-two immortal curses, twenty-one bloody vamps, twenty cobwebbed corridors, nineteen bats flying, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 23!
Phil Tucker's Robot Monster (1953)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on November 4, 1972!

"On the twenty-third day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-three bubbling caverns, twenty-two immortal curses, twenty-one bloody vamps, twenty cobwebbed corridors, nineteen bats flying, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 22!
Robert Day's She (1965)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on October 21, 1972!

On the twenty-second day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-two immortal curses, twenty-one bloody vamps, twenty cobwebbed corridors, nineteen bats flying, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 21!
Lambert Hillyer's Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on September 2, 1972!

"On the twenty-first day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-one bloody vamps, twenty cobwebbed corridors, nineteen bats flying, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Monday, October 20, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 20!
Tod Browning's Dracula (1931)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU'S "Creature Features" presentation on August 5, 1972!

"On the twentieth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty cobwebbed corridors, nineteen bats flying, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi (born October 20, 1882).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 19!
Frank S. Strayer's The Vampire Bat (1933)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on July 22, 1972!

"On the nineteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, nineteen bats flying, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALOWEEN: DAY 18!
Creature of the Walking Dead (1960/1965)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on July 1, 1972!

"On the eighteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, eighteen butcher chops, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Friday, October 17, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 17!
Harold Young's The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on June 17, 1972!

"On the seventeenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, seventeen premonitions, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 16!
William Beaudine's Billy the Kid vs. Dracula '66

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on May 27, 1972!

"On the sixteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, sixteen bullets silver, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 15!
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter '66

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on April 8, 1972!

"On the fifteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, fifteen limbs severed, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 14!
Erle Kenton's The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on March 4, 1972!

"On the fourteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, fourteen Igors fluting, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Monday, October 13, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 13!
William Castle's The Night Walker (1964)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features Presentation on February 27, 1972!

"On the thirteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, thirteen nightmares tormenting, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Sunday, October 12, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 12!
Henry Cass' Blood of the Vampire (1958)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on February 12, 1972!

"On the twelfth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twelve hunchbacks helping, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"

Saturday, October 11, 2014

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 11!
Arthur Lubin's Black Friday (1940)

Halloween 2014 is dedicated to beloved Horror Host, Bob Wilkins!


KTVU's "Creature Features" presentation on January 15, 1972!

"On the eleventh day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, eleven brains transplanting, ten ghouls feeding, nine yetis chilling, eight mummies crumbling, seven monsters growling, six feathered freaks, five undead things, four maniacs, three evil kisses, two fiendish hands, and an atomic voodoo zombie!"