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We recently spoke to Rick Gleaves who runs a website called Digital Macabre which specialises in classic horror movies and classic horror movie reviews! Rick is a huge supporter of the Classic Horror Campaign so we asked him to tell us why he loves classic horror so much and to give us his top five classic horror movies! Why not check out the Digital Macabre site forums and hundreds of horror movie reviews today! Here’s what Rick had to say…


It’s a great time to be a horror fan. Due to advances in technology I can stream Dracula on my television. I can watch the Wolf Man on my iPod. Hell I can even have a From Hell it Came made to order for me. I would have killed for this in the 80’s when all you could do was hope a classic monster movie would pop up on T.V. or if you were lucky on VHS. Modern Horror fans have access to thousands of films that just weren’t there for me when I was younger. After talking to my wife and her saying who is Bela Lugosi? I had to do something about this.

I created Digital Macabre with one intention only. To re-introduce to the Digital Age the world of Classic Horror and Sci-Fi films.  With short simplistic reviews with just enough info to give you a taste of what you’re missing out on. A world where make up men like Jack Pierce was King. Where Val Lewton used only shadows and noises to frighten us.  A world before torture porn and Human Centipedes.  If you find one movie I reviewed on my site that you enjoyed I am sure you will find more. Welcome to Digital Macabre. Your Home for Macabre Reviews and Interviews.

A few of my all time favorites:

1.Dracula (1931)

The film that started my life long obsession with monsters. Was it an accurate adaptation of the book? Nope and I don’t care; Bela Lugosi is and will forever be Dracula.

2. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Horror and Comedy has always blended well together so why not see the original horror comedy classic? If I could own only one horror film for the rest of my life it would simply be this one.

3.Plan 9 From Outer Space  (1959)

Ed Wood is considered to be the worst director of all time but is this film really that awful? Trust me there are much worse films out there. The goof ups are part of its charms.

4. The Killer Shrews (1959)

This is another so bad its good flick where shrews grow to the size of dogs and chase after James Best better known as Roscoe P. Coltraine from the Dukes of Hazzard.

5. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Before this film Zombies were voodoo slaves. Now they’re flesh eating zombies that are all over books, television and films. If you love Zombie films start with the first gut chomping classic.

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