Project: Monster

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the classic monsters in all their forms.  From novels to radio to the silver screen and beyond, it’s a trip through nostalgia as I take a fresh look at old favorites and peek in on newer versions.  There’s a lot of ground to cover, and I’m only just getting started.  As I post new blogs, I’ll add those links here, more or less in alphabetical order by monster type.



Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872 – novella


The Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Creature from the Black Lagoon, 1954 – film



Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897 – novel

“Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker, 1914 – short story

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, 1922 – film

Dracula, 1931 – film

Dracula’s Daughter, 1936 – film

Horror of Dracula, 1958 – film

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992 – film


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886 – novella



Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 1818 – novel

Frankenstein, 1910 – film

Frankenstein, 1931 – film

Bride of Frankenstein, 1935 – film

Son of Frankenstein, 1939 – film

The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957 – film

RoboCop, 1987 – film



Ghosts: Edith Wharton’s Gothic Tales, 1937 – anthology

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire, 2014 – novel


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, 1831 – novel

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1923 – film


The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man, 1933 – film


King Kong

King Kong, 1933 – film

Doc Savage: Skull Island by Will Murray, 2014 – novel


The Mummy

The Mummy, 1932 – film

The Mummy, 1999 – film


The Phantom of the Opera

Angels of Music by Kim Newman, 2016 – anthology

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1911 – novel

The Phantom of the Opera, 1925 – film

The Phantom of the Opera, 1986 – stage musical

The Phantom of Valetta by Vicki Hopkins, 2011 – novel

Shadows of the Opera, Book One: The Mark of the Revenant by Rick Lai, 2011 – novel



Halloween III: Season of the Witch, 1982 – film

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: Cinematic Visions of Technology and Fear edited by Michael Minden and Holger Bachmann, 2000 – essay anthology

Metropolis by Thea von Harbou, 1925 – novel

Metropolis, 1927 – film

Metropolis by Thea Von Harbou and Third Ear Radio Theater, 1995 – audio drama

The Towers of Metropolis, Volume One, 2016 – anthology


Satanic Panic

The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty, 1971 / 2011 – novel



Candyman, 1992 – film

Halloween, 1978 – film

Halloween II, 1981 – film

Psycho by Robert Bloch, 1959 – novel

Sleepy Hollow, 1992 – film

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974 – film


Vampires (misc.)

Queen of Kings: The Immortal Story of Cleopatra by Maria Dahvana Headley, 2011 – novel

The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers, 1989 – novel

The Vampyre by John Polidori, 1819 – novella


The Wolf Man / Werewolves

WereWolf of London, 1935 – film

The Wolf Man, 1941 – film

The Howling, 1981 – film

Wolfen, 1981 – film