The Three Stooges in the Horror Universe: SPOOKS

22 May

Originally posted on Robert E. Wronski, Jr.:

Image result for the three stoogesEvery Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.

SPOOKS (SHORT)

Release Date: June 15, 1953 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Three Stooges

Horror Crosses: Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

The Story: The Stooges are detectives who are hired to rescue a girl who has been kidnapped by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll plans on putting the girl’s brain into the body of a gorilla because science.

Notes: This story is clearly contemporary based on the appearance of modern technology like phone and radio and mentions of how the young people talk in the 1950s. It’s unclear if this could be the original mad scientist or another of the family. Sure, Jekyll died in LOEG, which took place…

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The Three Stooges in the Horror Universe: SPOOKS

22 May

The Three Stooges in the Horror Universe: SPOOKS.

The Three Stooges in the Horror Universe: SPOOKS

22 May

Image result for the three stooges

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.

SPOOKS (SHORT)

Release Date: June 15, 1953 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Three Stooges

Horror Crosses: Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

The Story: The Stooges are detectives who are hired to rescue a girl who has been kidnapped by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll plans on putting the girl’s brain into the body of a gorilla because science.

Notes: This story is clearly contemporary based on the appearance of modern technology like phone and radio and mentions of how the young people talk in the 1950s. It’s unclear if this could be the original mad scientist or another of the family. Sure, Jekyll died in LOEG, which took place in 1888, but our beloved monsters of the Horror Universe have a tendency to not stay dead. Interestingly, in this short, Mr. Hyde is Jekyll’s assistant. Jekyll doesn’t transform in this film.

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The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia: The Heir of Dracula

18 May

Originally posted on 18thWall:

Join us each week as we share a new excerpt from Robert E. Wronski Jr.’s book, The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, now available in print and digital editions!

Harry Dickson

HARRY DICKSON # 81 “THE HEIR OF DRACULA” (STORY BY JEAN RAY)

Release Date: January 1933 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Harry Dickson

Horror Crosses: Dracula (novel)

The Story: Famed detective Harry Dickson tracks a vampire who claims to be a descendant of Dracula.

Notes: Because this story was later translated and collected by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, I feel we can consider this Dracula to be related to the Dracula from Tales of the Shadowmen, who is the original from Bram Stoker’s novel. This vampire likely isn’t an actual genetic descendant of Dracula, but likely a soul clone, or a vampire sired by Dracula, such as Alucard from Son of Dracula.

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The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia: The Heir of Dracula

18 May

The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia: The Heir of Dracula.

Ash, the Evil Dead, and the Army of Darkness in the Horror Universe: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

15 May

Originally posted on Robert E. Wronski, Jr.:

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (FILM)

Release Date: September 28, 1951 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Horror Crosses: Evil Dead

The Story: An alien comes to Earth, a representative of a higher planetary power, to warn humans that they will be destroyed if they don’t stop destroying the planet.

Notes: The alien emissary has a robot assistant, who is also a doomsday device. He can only be turned off using the term “Klaatu Barada Nikto”. Though there’s no actual crossover here, the later Evil Dead films will use that same term as a key spell in conjunction with use…

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Ash, the Evil Dead, and the Army of Darkness in the Horror Universe: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

15 May

Ash, the Evil Dead, and the Army of Darkness in the Horror Universe: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.

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