Book Review- ‘No Traveler Returns (The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi)’

I have been an advent fan of Bela Lugosi ever since I was a kid. At a young age my Grandfather (Papa) introduced me to Dracula, and ever since then I loved his work. No other actor has been able to show such charisma in his work. And has also been known to be sincere to his fans.

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Films like Dracula, White Zombie, The Raven and The Black Cat are well known horror films starring the legendary Austrian actor. But little was known about his after years during World War I and II. His only known appearances during the time were films like Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, and a handful of Ed Wood Z-rated films before his death in the late 50s.

The book No Traveler Returns finally adds a closure to the after years of Bela Lugosi. It’s a very informative book detailing how he and his third wife Lillian Lugosi lived and performed by the Straw Hat District (plays and tours following World War II). As well as contracts that never happened and gigs from around the country. Even some TV appearances many fans (like myself) never knew about.

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Whereas many people believed that his career was over after Dracula the author Gary D. Rhodes provides an astounding account on his lost years. Including a great number of photos of promotional flyers and posters.

If you are a fan of Mr. Lugosi’s work you have to read this book. If you are a fan of horror and Hollywood legends you must read this book. Even if you don’t know Bela’s work too well you’ll find that his work had a larger impact than first expected.

5/5 stars

 

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Resident Evil 3 Remake: New Trailer, Jill Playable in Resistance! — Rely on Horror

 

As the clock ticks down into the final week before the launch of Resident Evil 3 Remake, things are just going to get crazier from here. The public beta for Resident Evil: Resistance (Resident Evil 3 Remake‘s pack-in multiplayer game) just started today, and along with it a new trailer has dropped! The ‘Jill Valentine’…

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Announcing ‘Cabin Fever of Terror’!

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world- many have been forced to shut down businesses. Even worse many have died or have become gravely ill. If you’re stuck in your home/hospital with nothing to do then why not scare up the occasion?

The Cabin Fever of Terror is giving you three free books- ‘The Lakeside’, ‘Done Apart’, and ‘Vault of the Ghouls Volume 1’ for FREE! But hurry- this deal only lasts 13 days.

That’s 13 days of free screams! This killer deal won’t last long!

And remember your #HorrorFamily wishes everyone only the best in this situation. For those who are infected- get well soon!

Retrospective- DOOM- Slasher Radio

It won’t be long before DOOM Eternal hits store shelves this Friday for XBox One, PS4, PC, and Steam. In celebration of this one-of-a-kind gore fest FPS let’s have a look back at the previous installments in the series.

The first title in the series launched on PC in 1993 for MS-DOS. If you’re not old enough to remember MS-DOS was a separate program for Windows where you had to enter a command prompt in order to run software. You had to have the right amount of memory, sound card, graphics card. It was insane but a revolutionary time for games.

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DOOM was revolutionary title for it’s time. Most video and PC games didn’t have much to do with shooting, or blood and gore for that matter.

The story? You’re DOOM Guy (as everyone calls him) ascending through a Hell bent army of demons trying to take over Earth after an experiment on Mars created by the UAC goes horribly wrong.

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The graphics were revolutionary for its time. The gameplay is still addictive. And even the objective is only to find a key and make your way to the next room. Despite its simplicity this horror based theme and iconic weapons (BFG- Big F****** Gun) are still remembered today.

It was one of the first titles to feature multiplayer gameplay. At the time it was extremely rare to play against your friends on a game this massive.

How popular is it? It’s been ported to numerous systems- PC, Sega 32x, Jaguar, SNES, PlayStation, 3DO, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Advance and Lunix. Not to mention you can download it for modern consoles. Did I mention that I have the title on my iPhone? This game can even be played on a calculator!

Of course you can’t talk about DOOM without mentioning its controversy. It was the target for mass shootings and one of the titles responsible for the ESRB. I’ve been playing this game since it came out. How many people have I injured or killed? Zero.

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What’s the verdict for DOOM? A classic. If you’ve never played this game you have to download it. It’s simple but rewarding mechanics will want you to slay even more demons.

Share your experiences with DOOM! And tune in next time for a review of the next installment.

5 Of Our Favorite Horror Musicals! Let’s Dance! — CONVULSE In BLOOD

 

When it comes to horror films, most people don’t really think of singing and dancing. We think of gore, jump scares and murder. We think of people being chased by a crazed serial killer or blood and guts. In reality, some writers and directors thought it would be creative (outside of the box ideas) to […]

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