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How I Came to Love Godzilla; or, A Chronicle of Heroes and Villains in the Gojira Series

Godzilla was the megaton elephant in the room of my marriage.
  • By Amber Sparks
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  • May 16, 2014 2:53 PM
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Viva Los Hijos de la Noche: The 1931 Spanish Version of DRACULA

Everybody knows the iconic 1931 "Dracula." Even if they’ve never seen the film, most people can call up images of Bela Lugosi waxing poetic about wolves on a ruined abbey staircase, or a coffin slowly opening as a very white hand emerges. But does the phrase “hijos de la noche” resonate in the same way?
  • By Amber Sparks
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  • October 18, 2013 9:25 AM
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VIDEO AND TEXT: Nelson Carvajal and Amber Sparks on Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro, the man with endless creative ideas, who lives in a mansion he calls Bleak House—filled with monsters, aliens, and comics—seems perhaps more in touch with a pop-culture obsessed public hungry for good horror than any other director since Hitchcock.
  • By Nelson Carvajal and Amber Sparks
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  • July 11, 2013 11:02 AM
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Awake in a Sea of Sleepers: How Insomnia Made Me Love Horror Films

Two statements, seemingly separate and unrelated: As a kid I was an insomniac. As a kid I was a horror movie buff.
  • By Amber Sparks
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  • October 31, 2012 8:01 AM
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