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Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category.

In the 80s the only slashers more deadly than Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger were the The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which determines the content ratings for most movies that hit U.S. silver screens.

Horror has no borders! Well, unless you're Freddy Kreuger and stuck haunting Springwood. For the rest of the spooky world, specifically the United States, countless classic horror films have been set apart from the fold by where they're set. Here at BGH we've been sending readers across the lovely U.S.A. to see what kinds of horror stories have graced the land of the free...and bloody.

Last time we tackled The Wolf Man in our ongoing series featuring The Universal Monsters In Comics. Today we talk about a character whose status as a 'Universal Monster' is a bit in dispute. However in the studio's (now defunct) sizzle reel for The Dark Universe they included him so the character makes the cut here. Who is that you may ask? A Phantom....Of The Opera. This character did not originate with Universal however most of the depictions we will be talking about today draw clear inspiration from both the Lon Chaney Sr., and Claude Rains portrayals of The Phantom. As with last time we are opting out of straight adaptations, focusing instead on their other appearances or twists upon the story.

So you went to 7 Halloween parties last year and out hipster'd everyone. But alas you have no more costumes to prove your superiority. Fear not fellow hipster intellectual!

Andrew walks us through a thicket of horror family trees from Scream Queen legends to the offspring of Hollywood royalty.

The Universal Monsters have a long history on TV and movies. Comic books, however, are an often overlooked medium the creatues populated. In the next few weeks we will be looking at the comic book appearances of the famous film monsters of yesteryear including The Mummy, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, Frankenstein, and Dracula. First up is Lawrence Talbot, AKA The Wolf Man.

In the modern era of remakes, Japense horror movies for American audiences are extremely commonplace while there is little talk about the opposite. Here is a list of American films and monsters being re-contextualized for a Japanese audience. 

Mortal Kombat has been around since 1992, and since the first day it hit the arcade people have been outraged. A cursory search on YouTube will discover a trove of articles proclaiming just how terrible the violence is, and how it will destroy the innocence of youth.