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31 Days of Horror: The Wolf Man / American Werewolf in London
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62 Films perfect for watching on a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

Today’s double-shot is howlin’ for you with two legendary lycanthrope films: George Waggner‘s 1941 film, The Wolf Man, and Jon Landis‘ 1981 comedy-horror flick, An American Werewolf in London.

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‘Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection’ On Blu-ray This Fall
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If we could all just bow our heads, please. A moment of silence for my wallet, which just died of a sudden and painful one-two punch of Blu-ray pre-orders. First Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, now this…

In celebration of Universal’s 100th anniversary, eight iconic movie monsters are being resurrected and digitally restored (for the first time ever) on Blu-ray. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the definitive box set for film buffs and horror aficionados. Just in time for Halloween, the collection will be released on October 2nd for yet-to-be-announced price.

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Universal’s Untitled Werewolf Thriller Heading Straight To DVD In 2012
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As the negativity surrounding Universal’s attempt at bringing back the story of The Wolf Man into theaters with last year’s clunker still exists, the studio has not been quiet about their next attempt to revive the franchise.

The company has announced that they have started production in Romania on a new project, a yet to be titled Werewolf thriller, with the plan in place to bring the film direct to DVD thanks to their DVD Originals line. It will hit “in time for Halloween 2012.”

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‘Twas Only A Matter Of Time: Paramount To Remake ‘The Monster Squad’
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Deadline Hollywood is reporting something that many have expected for a long while now, but it is no less painful to read. That’s right, Paramount Pictures has decided to remake the 1987 childhood classic, The Monster Squad.

If the project does indeed happen, Rob Cohen, who was a producer and executive producer on the original movie, already has high hopes to direct the remake. Considering that he’s emotionally attached to the old movie, you would think that he would be an ideal candidate to create a faithful reproduction here, but this might not be the case. Cohen does have plenty of directing experience since then, but with his credits including Dragonheart, The Skulls, The Fast and the Furious, xXx, Stealth, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, most Monster Squad die hards will shudder in fear at the thought.

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