Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MURRAY EWING and PETER RAWLIK

Next Saturday, April 2, the TVCU Crew will be recording episodes 17 and 18 of the Television Crossover Universe podcast from Castle Wolfenstein on the Grand Guignol Network. 


Murray EwingAlice & HPLThe Adventure Films Podcast

In Episode 17, RobertIvanChris and James will be talking with Murray Ewing, author, poet, blogger, podcaster, and musician.  

Peter Rawlik

In Episode 18, RobertIvanChris and James will be talking with author Peter Rawlik, author of such Lovecraftian works as Reanimators and the Weird Company.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Hammer Frankenstein

Admittedly, this isn't crossover heavy, but since I covered Hammer Dracula, I felt this deserved a post too.  I thought it wasn't in the TVCU/Horror Universe, but I found a way in.  And so, I have to assume that this series features a relative of the original Victor who may share the same name.

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1857--THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN--Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life. But his creature behaves not as he intended.

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1858--THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN--We watch Baron Frankenstein escaping from the guillotine and going to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.

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1864--THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN--Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.

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1867--FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN--A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the soul does not leave the body on the instant of death. His lab assistant, young Hans, is found guilty of murdering the local pub owner with whom he had an argument where he foolishly swore to kill the man and Frankenstein acquires his body immediately after the execution. Hans had been quite friendly with the dead man's daughter Christina who returns just in time to see him guillotined. Distraught, she commits suicide and is brought back to life by the good Doctor but with Hans' brain replacing her own. As memories return to her - Hans' memories in fact - she sets out to pursue and kill those responsible for having sent him to his death.

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1869--FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED--Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the first brain transplantation ever.

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1874--FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL--Baron Frankenstein works with a mental patient to reanimate the dead.

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1975--THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW--The tank used for Rocky is the same used for the monster in the Hammer Revenge of Frankenstein.  Since I previously used the same lab and equipment from Universal's Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein, it seems I've created a precedent that allows this crossover to bring the Hammer Frankenstein in.  Rocky Horror is in via a Simon R. Green Nightside novel.

Reboot Hammer Frankenstein (perhaps Horror Remake Universe or TVCU2)

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1857--THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN--Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.