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How To Make A Monster: Paul Blaisdell, Remembered

How To Make A Monster: Paul Blaisdell, Remembered

Paul Blaisdell was the hardest working monster-maker in Hollywood in the 1950s, and in the years since never got the respect he truly deserved.




Brides of the Atom: The Rise of the Horror Heroine in the 1950s

Brides of the Atom: The Rise of the Horror Heroine in the 1950s

The modern horror fan is familiar with heroines such as Laurie Strode, Ellen Ripley, and the ensemble cast of THE DESCENT. But it wasn’t always such. In the 1930s women were relegated to victim roles, to be rescued by the male hero (whom they would inevitably start a relationship with). What changed this paradigm? Who were the early heroines?