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Tulsa Terrors

Thanks to RSU TV – northeastern Oklahoma’s public-television station – and its senior producer-director, Bryan Crain, I was recently able to co-produce and direct a documentary that I’ve been itching to do for a long time. Called Tulsa Terrors, it’s all about the direct-to-home-video horror-movie boom of the mid-1980s and how it was ignited right in T-town. I was...

Oklahoma’s Horror Superstar

For Halloween this year, how about the story of a native Oklahoman who went on to become the only actor ever to play all four of the famed Universal Pictures horror characters of the 1930s and ’40s: the Wolf Man, the Mummy, Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster? That’s a remarkable, one-of-a-kind achievement. But what may be even more remarkable about...

Getting to Know a Monster

As I’ve written before in this space, I’m a monster kid, one of that legion of youngsters – mostly boys – who grew up in the late 1950s and early ’60s, when fictional horror was a rich and priceless commodity. As pre-teens and teens, we gobbled up all the scary stuff our culture had to offer: television shows like The...