Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius (1976)
Horror / Science Fiction / Television

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius (1976)

Doctor Who was never afraid to try to terrify its predominantly young audience and during the celebrated stewardship of producer Philip Hinchcliffe and script editor Robert Holmes the programme was equally unafraid to tap into classic horror films for inspiration, creating a number of Gothic inflected serials that recalled either Universal or Hammer (Pyramids of … Continue reading

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (2019)
Horror / Television

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (2019)

This deliberately ludicrously titled short film, directed by Daniel Gray Longino and written by John Levenstein, turned up unheralded on Netflix in the summer of 2019. Starring David Harbour, the sheriff in the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix hit Stranger Things (2016-), it takes a leaf from Richard Ayoade and Matthew Holness’s briulliant spoof Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace … Continue reading

Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
Horror / Science Fiction / Television

Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

For a whole generation of horror fans, the curiously titled Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) was likely their first introduction to Mary Shelley’s famous creations. It was something of an event at the time, heavily hyped and clearly displaying the benefits of a sizeable budget. At a time when most made-for-TV productions, particularly the genre … Continue reading