Guillermo del Toro’s horrific evening @ The Academy

Film
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration. Writer-director Guillermo del Toro, a true aficionado of the horror-genre will host the kick-off screening celebrating the studio that defined horror films. The ...

She did the mash, she did the monster mash

Language & ideas
Most delighted by Arts Editor Kimberly Brooks’s banner headline fashioned for my story on today’s The Huffington Post. It’s a typical father-daughter tale, only it concerns two Karloffs: Boris and Sara. [click on the image for a better view …] You can also read this story on artsmeme.

Sara Karloff, daughter of Frankenstein 23

Film
Boris Karloff’s only daughter doesn’t like frightening movies. “The Wizard of Oz” scared me when I was seven. Now I leave the room during “Murder, She Wrote,” said Sara Karloff, an elegant woman of a certain age, born when her father was 51. The dark-skinned beauty’s coal-black hair sports an amazing white streak, reminiscent of ...

Karloff’s got a monstrous hold on arts·meme

Film
Why did arts·meme blog on Boris Karloff yesterday? Only the god-of-blogs knows for certain. I don’t know a thing about Boris Karloff, really. I just liked the photo of the monster Frankenstein and little Maria from Location Filming in Los Angeles. You can join me in catching up, by attending “A Night for Boris Karloff” ...

Doing the monster mash at Malibou Lake 1

Fashion · Film
This lakeside fol-de-rol is featured in the fun new book, Location Filming in Los Angeles, by arts·meme pals Mark Wanamaker, Karie Bible and Harry Medved. The book describes how Universal shot the controversial scene on location at a lake in Malibu State Park eighty years ago this September. You can obsess on this story to ...