How The Woman Who Created The Gill-Man Was Erased By Hollywood History – The List

"The Creature from the Black Lagoon" features one of the most recognizable Universal monsters, the Gill-man. The iconic figure was tricky to play, NPR reports, with two different actors wearing the suit throughout the making of the film. The creature, who could both swim and walk on land, required a lot of work to play as an actor and even more to create. However, the legacy of his initial creator has been nearly diminished.

Milicent Patrick was the mastermind behind the creation of the Gill-man, but for decades, she was forgotten. Though her ability to construct special effects in the 1950s had inspired filmmakers like Steven Spielberg to Guillermo del Toro, her name remains virtually unknown today (per the New York Post).

A book titled "The Lady from the Black Lagoon" by author Mallory O'Meara looked to put her name back in the spotlight. During the peak of her career, she was so in demand that Universal arranged a cross-country tour for her. Why has her star faded now?

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Latest Horror News: Guillermo del Toro’s Newest Horror Flick Promises Scares As Genre Diehards Gear Up for Weeks Worth of Content – We Got This…

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Strap in, genre bloodhounds because the bone-chilling month of October is almost upon us! After patiently waiting all year long, its time for black cats, pumpkin patches, apple cider, and of course scary movies. Although, perhaps the most thrilling portion of the ever-popular spooky season here on We Got This Covered is the daily roundup of horror news! And boy, the last 24 hours have promised enormous excitement for horror fans after the spine-tingling official trailer for The Accursed has dropped while an abundance of horror content is planned for the next two weeks and beyond.

So, turn those eyes away from that Halloween decor tab on Pinterest and follow along as we delve into all of the latest horror news in the eternal genre.

As the clock gets ready to strike midnight on Oct. 1, genre diehards can hardly contain themselves from the array of spooky content that is set to release this month. From Laurie Strode and Michael Myers upcoming confrontation in Halloween Ends to Rolin Jones blood-sucking series Interview with the Vampire, fear-loving fans have plenty of content to look forward to. And considering how effective a year 2022 has already been for the realm of horror, the month of October in regards to media and television has the strong opportunity to be one of the best in years.

Modern horror master Guillermo Del Toro is back to conjure up a concoction of spooky stories that fit into the massive anthology bubble. From the looks of the eerily satisfying trailer, Del Toros terrifying project aims to showcase an intense spooktacular for eagle-eyed Netflix subscribers. And if the much-discussed hype surrounding this years spooky season wasnt exciting enough, then this latest chilling horror series is set to gravitate the collective genre to brand new heights. The wait wont be very long, either, as Cabinet of Curiosities creeps onto Netflix on Oct. 25.

Without a surprise, the premise of a movie that involves being trapped in a remote cabin in the woods is a sure-fire way to make any person on edge which is precisely the situation in the new bone-chilling trailer for The Accursed. The upcoming horror flick stars American Pie legend Mena Suvari as a family friend who calls upon the assistance of Elly (Sarah Grey) to take care of an elderly woman. However, throughout the experience, Elly begins to uncover some sinister secrets and a dark presence that will leave your bones chilled to the max.

Well see you back here on Monday, spooky aficionados, for the newest roundup of juicy horror news.

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Green watched the horror film, then went to work – The Official Home of the Dallas Mavericks – Mavs.com

Josh Green has been one of the standouts in the Mavericks first week of training camp.

Its not by accident.

The third-year swingman has set himself for this to be a major leap year for him.

Gone is the specter of COVID-19, which hung over his first two seasons and kept him from a lot of team-building and individual-improvement opportunities.

Gone is the hesitance and the lack of confidence.

And, mostly, gone is last seasons forgettable playoff run.

Green said on Friday that he forced himself to watch the horror-show tapes of his postseason, when his production (and subsequently, his playing time) shriveled up.

As much as I didnt want to watch it, I watched it many times, Green said after a lively practice session. Its hard to watch, but at the same time, its a learning curve. I think you have to watch everything, the good and the bad. And obviously, that was bad. So . . .

So he went to work this summer. He spent virtually all summer in Las Vegas working with his personal trainers and Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry, among others who base themselves in Las Vegas during the summer.

The hope, coach Jason Kidd said, is that Green and/or Frank Ntilikina can become the secondary ball-handlers behind Luka Doni and Spencer Dinwiddie.

Joshs work is paying off, Kidd said. I think if you ask him, his summer was big, he worked with the coaches and spent some time on his game. And you can see the payoff. But I think its just the tip of the iceberg for him. Hes just starting. Hes playing at a high level and thats good because we need him.

And it started with owning up to the playoff failures. Green averaged just 7.6 minutes in the postseason, less than half of his regular-season playing time. And he shot under 29 percent. He basically was a non-factor after a 12-point, six-rebound showing in Game 3 of the first round against Utah.

Its also him being honest with you guys (media members), saying that it was tough to watch, Kidd said. But the big thing is you learn.

Hes answered that question: what did he learn from the playoffs? And thats that theyre going to put the center or the non-defender on him. Hes worked on his game shooting the 3 extremely well, handling the ball, being able to make plays.

Kidd added that he was once in that position.

I was old so they did put the five (center) on me because I couldnt move, he said. Just being able to share that with him thats going to change, because hes going to make them pay for it.

Green said he knows this is a big season for him. The Mavericks have a need for more playmaking after the exit of Jalen Brunson to New York in free agency.

So his biggest point of emphasis is pretty clear.

The more I improve my game, the more its going to help out the team, he said. And thats my goal, to help the team out as much as I can, whatever it is. I just want to make sure I can go out there and be a force.

Ballhandling was my biggest thing, being comfortable having the ball in my hands and creating my own shot. I havent been confident, I think, in games. I just need to be consistent with my shot.

And, the workouts this summer with Lowry were a help in learning how to manage his talent.

Sometimes, its just like: slow down, Green said. Kyles very good at pace. So coming off screens and being able to slow down and see the floor, and just play the game. Playing with him one-on-one and a bunch of other guys helped me slow my game down.

Somebody whos been in the league for, what, 17 years? Hes got so much knowledge. I was 3 years old (when he started), so I learned a lot.

Fan Jam on Saturday: The annual Fan Jam is at noon on Saturday, with doors opening at 11 a.m. at American Airlines Center.

Kidd said Friday that all 20 players will be available to participate in the scrimmage that will be played in front of the fans, including Luka Doni.

Were ready, Kidd said. Well practice. And then well go have a scrimmage in front of the fans. Just another day at work.

As for how the first week of camp has gone, he said: Its been great. The energy has been off the charts. Guys are competing, helping one another. Its been really, really good.

The Mavericks have their first preseason game Wednesday against Oklahoma City in Tulsa.

Summer of St. Jean: Not to say that assistant coach Greg St. Jean was a world traveler this summer, but he did enough globe-trotting to have a T-Shirt printed up about his adventures.

The Summer of St. Jean T-shirts made their debut Friday at practice.

St. Jean spent time in Germany and numerous other places, as well as taking part in the movie Hustle and trying to mix in a little personal time.

We thought wed have some fun with that, Kidd said, who said he was not responsible for the T-shirts. Im blaming (assistant Sean) Sweeney. Im not taking credit for this. Sweeney did that.

St. Jean, by the way said: No way. I can guarantee you I didnt have anything to do with the shirts.

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ star Doug Jones says when he first arrived on set, ‘it was as though Elvis had risen from the dead’ – Yahoo Entertainment

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When the cult classic Hocus Pocuswas filming, actor Doug Jones, who plays kindhearted-ish zombie Billy Butcherson, remembers being intimidated to be working with stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. It was still early in his career he only had a handful of credits over five years so he simply felt lucky to be there.

Things were a little different when the same cast members filmed Hocus Pocus 2, which landed on Disney+ Sept. 30, 29 years-plus years after the original hit theaters.

"When the Sanderson sisters arrived on the set filming Hocus Pocus 2 last year, it was as though the Beatles had returned," Jones tells Yahoo Entertainment. "When Billy Butcherson showed up on the set for the first day, it was as though Elvis had risen from the dead. Our crew, everyone in every department, were these youngish [people] anywhere from their 20s to their 40s who had come up with the original Hocus Pocus movie, have been fans of it all these years, and now they're getting to work on a sequel. And these original characters are coming back looking exactly the same."

There were a lot of people working on the production who asked for selfies.

It's part of the "lovely evolution" Jones has seen happen over the decades since the movie was released in July not even September or October of 1993 to modest box office returns. Jones first noticed it on the fan convention scene. He's attended them for 15 years because of his well-earned reputation as a creature man, thanks to his work not only in the Disney movie, but because of the sometimes scary, sometimes scaly characters he's played in projects such as The Shape of Water; the Hellboy movies; Pan's Labyrinth; Star Trek: Discovery and What We Do in the Shadows.

"When I started, people would look at the pictures on my table and say, 'Oh' and they would point to Billy Butcherson. They'd say, 'Oh, yeah, I remember him. That was you?'... And they would get another picture of mine from something else," Jones says. "That has evolved into Billy Butcherson is now a top seller."

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Doug Jones plays Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus 2. (Photo: Matt Kennedy/Disney+/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Jones says his role in the cult classic helped to establish him as a guy that special effects makeup artists could put anything on. This despite that when he first came to Hollywood, he thought that he would be a "goofy next-door neighbor" type. He found himself auditioning to play monsters because he had training as a mime and a contortionist.

Jones admits that he doesn't even like scary movies in his off time.

"When I've been playing dark characters, let's say I'm playing a villain or a monster and something evil or dark, or I'm the devil incarnate in human form, and I'm eating someone's face and damning them to hell, when I'm doing that all day on a set; When I get home, I turn on the Hallmark Channel," Jones says. "I watch fluffy Christmas movies and, you know, predictable storylines, happy endings, where all the ends are tied up. I love, love, love to watch that, because it's a nice relief from the darkness I've been living in all day."

Doug Jones appears in Pan's Labyrinth. (Photo: Picturehouse/courtesy Everett Collection)

When it came to playing Billy again, though, Jones says he was thrilled.

"Watching myself transform from Doug Jones into Billy Butcherson again for the first time was a rush of many emotions," he says. "One was just utter surreal, 'I cannot believe this is happening.' The other was, 'Old friend, I have missed you,' and the other is, 'Oh my gosh, the kids are gonna wet themselves when I walk out of this trailer.'"

The costume he wore had been recreated by the wardrobe department, because his old one was no longer in good condition. But there was one thing that was exactly the same.

"The one piece that is from the original movie is the wig, that big black hair, the ponytail and the wild, messy beyond-the-grave look," Jones reveals. "That had been sitting on top of the mannequin [at producer David Kirschner's house, with other Hocus Pocus memorabilia] for 30 years. And that was still in pristine condition, so they took it off the mannequin and put it right back on my head again."

Billy Butcherson wears his wig in the original Hocus Pocus. (Photo: Instagram)

Just as exciting to Jones was being able to once again act big. As he sees it, Billy and the witches are like cartoon characters.

"We're over-the-top big with everything," Jones says. "And, as a person, I'm pretty expressive. I flap my hands when I talk, I make facial expressions when I talk. And so much of my acting career has been, like, 'A little bit less, thank you.' But in this movie, 'Cut. A little bit more. Play with it. Go.' You know, and what a treat that is, right?"

He also gets to, ahem, vamp it up on his current horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows, which is a mockumentary about a group of vampires who've lived together on Staten Island for more than a century. He plays Baron Afanas, whom he argues is very unlike Billy Butcherson.

"They both have their own, their own ecosystem. Their own sense of humor and their own silliness. Their own, you know, buffoonery," Jones says. "But they're different from each other. Because Billy is kind of angry about his past, he's angry about his present.... He's pissed all the time. But he does have a heart of gold in there, somewhere. The Baron is an old-school vampire from the Old World who thinks he is just the most magnificent thing in the world. And he's just happy to live and flourish and to throw his arms in the air and say [in vampire voice], 'I'm here!' That's something Billy would never do."

Doug Jones, left, plays the Baron Afanas on What We Do in the Shadows. (Photo: YouTube)

Jones adores the show, which aired its fourth-season finale this month, and he was happy to hear that it's already been renewed for two more seasons. He's already been asked to appear in a Season 5 episode.

He's open to playing more Billy, too.

"Well, you know, even after the first movie, you thought, 'OK, the witches are gone and so is Billy.' But they found a way to bring us back 29 years later, so I never say never," Jones says when asked whether he would consider putting the wig back on. "It seems improbable that we could come back and do a Hocus Pocus 3, with all of us, but also at the same time, if anyone could find a way, it would be Disney, to revive one or all of us... No one's talked to me about it. I don't know what possibilities are out there, but I would always say, 'Let's have a look at that,' if offered. Absolutely."

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Nursing School Collaborates with Nursing School in The Philippines – Boston College

The Connell School of Nursing and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan College of Nursing in the Philippines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formally brings together the nursing schools of two prominent international Catholic, Jesuit universities. The agreement is designed to support and facilitate collaboration between the nursing schools for academic and research engagement.

The MOU was signed at the close of the last academic year by Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Research Christopher Lee and Xavier UniversityAteneo de Cagayan President Mars P. Tan, S.J. Founded in 1933 and located in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Xavier Ateneo enrolls more than 13,000 students, forming leaders of character for the needs of Mindanao, the Philippines, and Asia-Pacific.

We hope to learn from Boston College and share our best features and practices as well, said Fr. Tan. I am confident the collaboration will be fruitful for both institutions.

CSON faculty involved in the discussions say their Xavier Ateneo counterparts are interested in online teaching, expanding the use of nursing simulation, and developing a foundation for research, among other topics. Student and faculty exchanges have also been discussed.

Connell School Associate Professor Corrine Jurgens will work on developing a research capacity series for Xavier Ateneo faculty that will include forming programs of research, ethical review of projects, and collaboration/guidance on publishing and dissemination.

Once research interests are determined, she said, we will be working on writing a state-of-the-science paper(s) for publication. These papers will assist in identification of gaps in knowledge and direction for future research.

I foresee [Connell School] research faculty outlining the evolution of their programs of research followed by development of research teams to build a collaborative international research relationship.

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The Terrifying, Terrific Horror Movies of 1972 – Nerdist

In 2022, we got a slate of great horror movies from X and Pearl to Glorious and Barbarian. What a lovely year for scares. And theres no time like now to look way back to a classic horror year with amazing and scary (though often underseen) films that came out fifty years before these films. Who knew 1972 was also such a good year for horror? Here are some of our favorites from the barrage of boo that hit the screens in 72.

The early 1970s were resplendent with giallo movies, the Italian mystery-thriller cycle that began to merge with horror in dark and interesting ways. Director Sergio Martino made five of these films in the early 1970s, and the spookiest of those is All the Colors of the Dark. It takes the murder mystery and gives it an infusion of psychedelia and witchcraft. You truly cannot beat raven haired actress Edwige Fenech in her prime, nor can you beat Bruno Nicolais electrifying score.

In the 1950s and 60s, Hammer Films were the unstoppable in the realm of British horror. By the 1970s, however, they struggled to keep up with mainland Europe and America. In the UK, upstart Amicus Films took the top spot with a series of anthology horror films starring the likes of Lee and Cushing. Asylum was one of two such movies in 1972. This one sees a potential new head physician at a mental hospital listening to the terrifying and unbelievable stories of the patients. The orderly wagers he cant figure out which of these patients is the former head physician.

The Blaxsploitation movement in the early 70s brought Black culture to the mainstream, and also gave us several traditionally white film types through a Black lens. One of these latter type movies that absolutely shouldnt work is Blacula, cleverly an African vampire prince instead of a Transylvanian one. Despite the silly name and exploitation vibes, Blacula is a surprisingly creepy, romantic horror flick. And it features character actor Thalmus Rasulala, maybe the coolest name in history.

Before Black Christmas, Porkys, and A Christmas Story, director Bob Clark made a weird little spooky comedy with a silly name. A theatre troupe go to an abandoned island for a mock satanic ritual. Always a good plan. While they spend most of the runtime bickering and boinking, their insufferable leader (co-writer Alan Ormsby) actually manages to raise the dead. Oops. The final act of this movie is truly gnarly zombie carnage.

Lucio Fulci is the king of Italian splatter with his 80s offerings Children of the Living Dead, The Beyond, and House by the Cemetery. But in the late-60s through the late 70s he made a number of different kinds of movies, like westerns, sex comedy, and, as in this case, giallo. This tale, of a rural Italian town beset by unsolved child murders, is one of the darkest of the genre. Fulci picks apart provincial superstition and prejudice while showing us grisly violence and lost innocence. Fun!

Remember when I mentioned Hammer Films earlier? This was the kind of thing they were doing in the 70s. The penultimate appearance of Christopher Lee as Dracula for the company, this one moves from the moody Gothic period films of the series into sexy, swinging modern day London. Its a weird movie, to be sure, and the supremely gaunt Peter Cushing cant quite perform as the action hero Van Helsing he once was, but its pretty fun regardless. And has a killer theme tune.

Speaking of Lee and Cushing, they got to team up for real in another movie in 1972. (Thats three already just on this list!) The Spanish-produced Horror Express takes place entirely aboard the Trans-Siberian Express in the late 1800s as rival scientists Lee and Cushing have to contain a monster. Lee has brought a block of ice with a prehistoric ape onto the train for research. So youre thinking, oh I bet the giant ape wakes up and gets loose on the train. Not quite. The ape is actually host to a sinister alien lifeform which takes over peoples brains. So its like Victorian The Thing. Its rad as hell, trust me.

The late Wes Cravens legend looms large on the horror world. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream will never not appear on peoples yearly best-of horror lists and marathons. But we mustnt forget his first film, made with heavy Vietnam-era frustration and downbeat attitude. A loose adaptation of Ingmar Bergmans The Virgin Spring, The Last House on the Left features a lengthy, brutal torture and murder sequence of two innocent young girls, and thats only halfway through the movie. When the psychotic group of killers arrive at one of the girls parents house, things get even rougher.

I have a real love-hate with Brian de Palma movies. Like, dude, just admit youre ripping off Hitchcock, its fine! Everybody does it. Despite that, I cant deny hes very adept at suspense and weirdness. His 1972 thriller mixes a Rear Window set-up (reporter swears she saw a murder across the street) with psycho-supernatural twin stuff. De Palma begins his fixation with split-screen here as well, which is definitely a trademark to have. Margot Kidder plays the titular twins and she is dynamite.

Tother Amicus anthology film to come out in 72, this one adapts several stories from the classic E.C. horror comics. This is one of the more moody and gloomy of Amicus bunch (probably because it was shot entirely in overcast England). A group of strangers find themselves in a strange cave where a hooded man tells them why theyre there. This leads into each story, wherein not good people find their comeuppance. Stories include a woman who murdered her husband at Christmas only to be menaced by a lunatic in a Santa suit; a military taskmaster takes over a home for blind veterans who dont take kindly to their new treatment; and an adulterer who desperately tries to get to his mistress following a car accident.

The best story hands down is Poetic Justice in which the horrible rich people trying to force a kindly old widower (Peter Cushing) out of his home and very quickly wish they hadnt.

Euro-horror of the 60s and 70s is some of my very favorite. The tone, the style, and the premises are so fascinating. This Spanish film checks the boxes on just about all of them. A trio of young peopletwo women and a menaboard a train to the country find themselves menaced by mummified Knights Templar from the Crusades who have no eyes and hunt via sound. Its such a weird little movie but incredibly effective and gruesome.

Honorable mention goes to other movies turning 50 this year. Godzilla vs. Gigan is a ton of fun; Night of the Lepus is about giant killer bunny rabbits; The Red Queen Kills Seven Times is another excellent Gothic giallo with a scary masked murderer; Alfred Hitchcock himself made the giallo-inspired Frenzy; and who doesnt love backwoods banjo nightmare of Deliverance? Darn good movies all around!

Also theres the 1972 British horror movie The Asphyx which I dont think is a very good movie but has an amazing trailer.

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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: A beautiful conclusion to the iconic trilogy – The Shield

Finallythe last movie in the trilogy, The Return of the King.

The resolution weve all been waiting for. Will the Fellowship endure till the end? Will Frodo finally destroy the ring? Will peace finally be restored to Middle Earth?

The Return of the King is the final installment of the Lord of The Rings trilogy. With Saurons army ready to take over the world, it is now the Fellowships time to destroy the evil that has plagued Middle Earth for so long. War is on their doorstep, and the Fellowship fears that Frodo may not destroy the ring in time.

As always, there will be spoilers in this review. Viewers beware.

Here is a quick fun fact before I begin. I watched the extended version of all of these films. The Return of the King extended edition is 4 hours long.

Four. Hours. Long.

The long runtime is beside the point.

The Return of the King takes place after Isengards demise. Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) have rejoined the group, setting out to defeat Saruman (Christopher Lee). Saruman has secluded himself at the top of his tower along with his minion Wormtongue (Brad Dourif).

Pippin finds a palantr, one of several indestructible crystal balls. After looking into the palantr, he sees a vision of the kingdom of Gondor burning and Sauron discovers his location. In response to the vision, Gandalf hurries off to Gondor to try and protect the city before anything happens, taking Pippin with him.

The rest of the Fellowship set out with the army of Rohan to help Gondor in the fight against Sauron. They soon realize they are outnumbered. Aragorn decides to find another army of his own. He is joined by Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), and the three set out towards the Paths of the Dead to gather an army that may or may not be alive.

Frodo (Elijah Wood), Sam (Sean Astin) and Gollum (Andy Serkis) are still on their quest to destroy the ring, inching closer to Mordor every day. However, Gollum grows more jealous of Frodo for carrying the ring, and Sam is suspicious that Gollum is going to hurt Frodo in order to get what he wants. Suspicious of Sams deeds as well, Gollum convinces Frodo that Sam only wants the ring for himself. Feeling betrayed by his trust in Sam, Frodo tells him to go home, leaving Sam devastated.

Theres so much to unpack in The Return of the King, I cant get to in one review. However, I will note some things that stuck with me throughout the movie.

First of all, Saruman dies. Yay! Second, Gollum finally dies. Yay!

The movie opens by explaining how Gollum and his greed for the ring came about. He once was a hobbit named Smagol, and the opening scenes show how he killed his cousin Dagol after he found the ring at the bottom of a lake. The call of the ring drew Smagol in, and his mind was poisoned by the ring as a consequence. Its a terrifying look into the life of Gollum and foreshadows future events in the film.

Frodo looks awful throughout the entire film until the ending scenes. In The Fellowship of the Ring, I continuously commented on how pretty he was with his blue eyes, cheekbones, rosy cheeks and curly dark hair. Its a different story in The Return of the King. After bearing the ring for almost two years, Frodo has almost succumbed to its power. Hes dirty, exhausted and practically on the brink of death. The ring even begins to make his neck bleed after carrying its burden for so long. The transformation is alarming but impressive.

More notably, Frodo submits himself to the power of the ring right when hes on the brink of destroying it. After all this time, he falls to the evil of the ring, only to be brought out of it when Gollum bites his finger off and falls into the fires of Mount Doom with the ring. Its all a tragic masterpiece. It finally resolves itself when Frodo and Sam are returned back to the company of the Fellowship.

Aragorn also accepts his position as heir to the throne of Gondor, something he had rejected since the beginning of the trilogy. Seeing how his people needed a leader to fight against Sauron, he steps up to the task when Elrond (Hugo Weaving), a mighty elf ruler, tells him his daughter Arwen (Liv Tyler) is dying. Aragorns love for Arwen encourages him to step up to the challenge, and he leads the people to victory against Saurons armies over taking Gondor. Plus, he and Arwen get together in the end.

owyn (Miranda Otto) gets her time to shine in the movie as well. Going against her uncles commands, owyn disguises herself and rides off into battle with the rest of the army of Rohan along with Merry. In a heroic stance, she kills the leader of the Nazgl, giving Aragorn enough time to arrive with his army of the dead to defeat Saurons army. Her line is a staple to not only the movie, but the whole series.

No man can kill me.

I am no man.

Girl power, am I right?

As a last little character note, the relationship between the Fellowship grows throughout the movies, but the relationship between Legolas and Gimli is something special. Elves and dwarves are notoriously known for hating each other. While these two have had their differences in the past, they have become close friends while they traveled together across Middle Earth. I just think its cute theyre besties now.

Aside from the characters, the action in this movie is amazing. The war between Saurons army and the Fellowships army is incredible in a way. Its strange, gruesome at times, and noble throughout it all. With many creatures coming together to fight against evil, this is a war to be remembered for the ages.

Sam gets married to his dream girl at the end of the movie, and Frodo finishes his own conclusion to Bilbos book which he titles The Lord of the Rings.

The movie ends with everything resolved. The ring is destroyed, Sauron is finally defeated and everyone is happy again. Through hours of fighting, trials and pain, the Fellowship finally gets its happy ending. Hip-hip-hooray!

Even though The Return of the King was 4 hours long, its easily the best addition to the series. I give it a 10 out of 10.

Now, weve made it to the end of our journey. All this talk about wizards, elves and rings made me hungry for adventure.

Ultimately, the LOTR series surprised me, entertained me and opened my mind up to a whole new world of imagination. I never thought I would watch this series, but after hours of binge-watching, Im glad to say that Im a friend to hobbits and the owner of the LOTR books. Id give the entire trilogy a nine out of 10.

Like this review? Make sure you check out my previous reviews for the trilogy The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

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One of the most unique personalities combat sports has ever seen, Tyson Fury has accumulated many memorable moments during his road toward championship notoriety. The Gypsy Kings time on has piled on even more, inside and outside the ring. Check out these photos of Furys career through the years. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports, Getty Images, and Associated Press).

Boxing at the Norwich Showground

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 28: Tyson Fury (L) fights Daniel Peret in the Heavyweight division

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 28: Tyson Fury (L) fights Daniel Peret in the Heavyweight division at Norfolk Showground on February 28, 2009 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Boxing at the Norwich Showground

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 28: Tyson Fury looks on before his fight with Daniel Peret

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 28: Tyson Fury looks on before his fight with Daniel Peret in the Heavyweight division at Norfolk Showground on February 28, 2009 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Boxing at the Norwich Showground

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 28: Tyson Fury (L) with Daniel Peret in the Heavyweight division

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 28: Tyson Fury (L) with Daniel Peret in the Heavyweight division after Fury defeated Peret at Norfolk Showground on February 28, 2009 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora- British & Commonwealth Heavyweight title clash Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Tyson Fury walks out with his security guards prior to the

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Tyson Fury walks out with his security guards prior to the Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora British & Commonwealth Heavyweight title clash Press Conference at Wembley Arena on May 31, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora- British & Commonwealth Heavyweight title clash Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Tyson Fury speaks during the Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora British

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Tyson Fury speaks during the Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora British & Commonwealth Heavyweight title clash Press Conference at Wembley Arena on May 31, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Max Clifford Celebrity Golf Challenge Fund-Raising Weekend At The La Cala Resort - Day 2

MIJAS, SPAIN - JUNE 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Stacey Solomon and Tyson Fury relax at the pool

MIJAS, SPAIN - JUNE 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Stacey Solomon and Tyson Fury relax at the pool during the Max Clifford's Celebrity Golf Challenge Fund-Raising Weekend at La Cala Resort on June 10, 2011 in Mijas, Spain. (Photo by Daniel Perez/Getty Images)

Dereck Chisora v Tyson Fury - British & Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Fight

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Tyson Fury enters the ring during the British & Commonwealth Heavyweight

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Tyson Fury enters the ring during the British & Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Fight between Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury at Wembley Arena on July 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Dereck Chisora v Tyson Fury - British & Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Fight

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Tyson Fury (R) throws a punch at Dereck Chisora during the

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Tyson Fury (R) throws a punch at Dereck Chisora during the British & Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Fight between Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury at Wembley Arena on July 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

David Haye And Tyson Fury Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: British heavyweight boxers David Haye (L) and Tyson Fury attend a

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: British heavyweight boxers David Haye (L) and Tyson Fury attend a press conference to announce their upcoming title fight on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: British boxer Tyson Fury attends a press conference to announce his

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: British boxer Tyson Fury attends a press conference to announce his upcoming International Heavyweight bout with American Joey Abell on February 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Championship Boxing event at the Copper Box Arena

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Tyson Fury of Great Britain knocks down Joey Abell of USA

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Tyson Fury of Great Britain knocks down Joey Abell of USA during their International Heavyweight bout at The Copper Box on February 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Championship Boxing event at the Copper Box Arena

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Tyson Fury of Great Britain in action with Joey Abell of

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Tyson Fury of Great Britain in action with Joey Abell of USA during their International Heavyweight bout at The Copper Box on February 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Steve Cunningham

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury (White/Green) knocks down Steve Cunningham (Gold/Orange/Black) during

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury (White/Green) knocks down Steve Cunningham (Gold/Orange/Black) during their 12 round heavyweight bout at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Fury defeated Cunningham with a 7th round knockout.Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Steve Cunningham

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury (White/Green) knocks down Steve Cunningham (Gold/Orange/Black) during

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury (White/Green) knocks down Steve Cunningham (Gold/Orange/Black) during their 12 round heavyweight bout at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Fury defeated Cunningham with a 7th round knockout. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Steve Cunningham

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury (White/Green) knocks out Steve Cunningham (Gold/Orange/Black) in

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury (White/Green) knocks out Steve Cunningham (Gold/Orange/Black) in the 7th round of their 12 round heavyweight bout at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Steve Cunningham

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury celebrates his 7th round heavyweight bout knockout

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tyson Fury celebrates his 7th round heavyweight bout knockout win over Steve Cunningham at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing: Wilder vs Fury II - Weigh Ins

Feb 21, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Tyson Fury enters the arena for his world heavyweight

Feb 21, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Tyson Fury enters the arena for his world heavyweight championship boxing match weigh in against Deontay Wilder (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Championship Boxing event at the Copper Box Arena

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Tyson Fury of Great Britain in action with Joey Abell of

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Tyson Fury of Great Britain in action with Joey Abell of USA during their International Heavyweight bout at The Copper Box on February 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury Media Session

BOLTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Tyson Fury warms up during the Tyson Fury Media Session at

BOLTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Tyson Fury warms up during the Tyson Fury Media Session at the Eddie Davies Football Academy on June 17, 2014 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury go head-to-head as they make a

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury go head-to-head as they make a 10,000 side-bet during a press conference to announce the upcoming fight between Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury on July 14, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Tyson Fury gestures towards Dereck Chisora during the Dereck Chisora And

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Tyson Fury gestures towards Dereck Chisora during the Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury Press Conference at The Grosvenor House on September 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury Press Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Tyson Fury gestures towards Dereck Chisora during the Dereck Chisora And

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Tyson Fury gestures towards Dereck Chisora during the Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury Press Conference at The Grosvenor House on September 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury Media Session

BOLTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Tyson Fury skips during a training session at Team Fury Gym

BOLTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Tyson Fury skips during a training session at Team Fury Gym ahead of his fight with Dereck Chisora on November 6, 2014 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Dereck Chisora v Tyson Fury - Eliminator for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Tyson Fury of England celebrates defeating Dereck Chisora of England in

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Tyson Fury of England celebrates defeating Dereck Chisora of England in the eliminator for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship during Boxing at ExCel on November 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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‘Dracula’ in Spanish finds new blood after 91 years : NPR

Carlos Villaras and Lupita Tovar starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

Carlos Villaras and Lupita Tovar starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula.

In 1931, Universal Studios shot its classic horror film Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi as the bloodsucking count from Transylvania. But after production wrapped for the day, an entirely new cast and crew arrived at night to redo all the scenes in Spanish.

This version of Dracula en Espaol starred Carlos Villaras as the caped vampire out for blood. He had been a stage actor in Spain and his resemblance to Bela Lugosi was uncanny, said the late actress Lupita Tovar, who played the lovely Eva.

"There were so much alike, but the main difference was their hands," she said in a video for the complete legacy collection of Dracula. "Lugosi had long, long fingers, you know, and Carlos Villaras has got shorter fingers."

Tovar reminisced about working the graveyard shift. "We shot all night long till next morning because we used exactly the same sets. As matter of fact, we had the same marks the English cast got, we stepped in the same place."

She remembered the creepy scenery and its dark shadows, lit candles and cobwebs.

"Once you went into that set, it was a different world. You became under the spell of Dracula," she said. "You know, if anybody will touch me, I think I would scream. I was frightened. I really felt scared of Dracula, you know?"

Carlos Villaras and Lupita Tovar on-set of the 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula. Glasshouse Images/Alamy hide caption

Carlos Villaras and Lupita Tovar on-set of the 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula.

The actors were from different Spanish-speaking countries, but director George Melford didn't speak the language. His directions were translated for the cast and crew.

"We wanted our version to be the best," Tovar said. "And according to the critics, I think it was."

By all accounts, that's true. This version of Dracula was 29 minutes longer than the English version.

Tovar's son, Pancho Kohner, said Melford and Villaras would watch scenes shot during the day and make improvements. They were able to set up better camera angles and add more exciting elements.

"They didn't have to contend with the Hays Office, the censorship," Kohner said from his home in LA's Pacific Palisades neighborhood. "My mother wore a low-cut negligee and it was very sexy. My father, who was in love with my mother, he was on the set. He was producing it, made sure that it was a better film."

Kohner, who became a producer like his father, helped his mother write her memoirs before she died in 2016, at age 106. He says she was a high school student in Oaxaca when Robert J. Flaherty, the director of the film Nanook of the North, discovered her. Fox Studios had sent him to find the most beautiful girl in Mexico.

"My mother came down to Hollywood with her Irish grandmother as her chaperone," Kohner said. Tovar spent a year at Fox Studios doing small bits, but she didn't speak English. "When talkies came in, they weren't going to renew her contract."

Pancho Kohner, in front of a portrait of his mother, Lupita Tovar, painted by Mexican arist Diego Rivera Mandalit del Barco/NPR News hide caption

Pancho Kohner, in front of a portrait of his mother, Lupita Tovar, painted by Mexican arist Diego Rivera

Someone at Fox recommended her to Universal Studios, where she met the head of dubbing, Paul Kohner, "who instantly fell in love with her," according to their son.

Tovar was reluctantly getting ready to head back to Mexico, but getting her signed on to do Dracula in Spanish was part of Kohner's plan, said Chris Weitz, the grandson of Tovar and Kohner, who were married for more than 50 years.

Weitz is now a well-known film director. So is his brother, Paul. Together, the Weitz brothers are writing a script for a movie about the making of Spanish Dracula. Pancho Kohner, their uncle, will produce it.

Directors Chris and Paul Weitz. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

Directors Chris and Paul Weitz.

"It is a love story between two immigrants," explained Paul Kohner. "Our grandfather was from what would now be the Czech Republic. So he was part of the European Jewish migr community. And then our grandma was from a completely different immigrant community."

Chris Weitz said Spanish Dracula could also be seen as an immigrant story: "Dracula comes over from Transylvania to England and is generally considered bad news. He's a bloodsucker He's a parasite. This is a kind of view of immigrants, as opposed to what we really believe about the role of immigrants in this country, which is they're the lifeblood of how the country works."

For a time, in the 1930s, hundreds of movies were reshot not only in Spanish but French, German and Italian. It was a mini-boom in Hollywood, before the film industries in other countries geared up, and before dubbing or subtitles came into vogue.

And now, in addition to Spanish Dracula the movie, there will soon be a TV series on Vix+, the new streaming service by TelevisaUnivision.

"It's a single cam workplace comedy," said producer Ben Odell. "It starts with the gathering of the cast, sort of like an Ocean's Eleven. Once we set it up, it's about this kind of cast of quirky characters trying to make this thing, which ends up being great."

Actor Eugenio Derbez at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Actor Eugenio Derbez at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Odell said this production will be shot in Mexico, with actor Eugenio Derbez directing and starring as Dracula. Odell said in their version, that the actor who plays Dracula is a ham. "He loves the attention, he loves the applause. He's a theater actor, so he's disgusted by the movie business. When he's offered this movie role, he turns it down at first. He's like, 'don't they know who I am?'"

The Lupita Tovar character is based on stories from her memoir. "Lupita was very afraid of her father, who was an alcoholic, and was abusive. So it's this idea there's this monster at home," said Odell. "She doesn't want to go back to Mexico. With the silent era ending. She thinks she may be forced to go back."

Odell explained that the cast and crew of the original Spanish Dracula worked under the worst circumstances.

"They had to come in at night and work crappy hours and they had a lower budget, but they ended up making a better movie," he said. "That's such a great American immigrant story and such a great Latino story because oftentime coming to this country, you have to work harder, you have less support, less opportunities, and you still have to try to deliver. And they overdeliver it, as often is the case. So it just it was a beautiful kind of underdog immigrant story."

This story is part of our five-part Latinos in Hollywood series, which pays tribute to some of the legends and pioneers in the film industry and examines how some Latinx actors, film composers and directors are getting or creating more opportunities.

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Its not the WORST show. The music and effects are good, and the actors are great. Like Penny Dreadful, they pull in other characters from Bram Stoker's Dracula and other big name monsters and modify them significantly. The show is a little tame for me, but okay for a once-through ride.

HOWEVER - if the show is going to pull in Dracula as being the historical, real Vlad III Dracula, then the history should be done correctly.

In the show, Dracula is against the Order of the Dragon - even the little snippet about the real Vlad they include states as much. And they paint the real, historical Order of the Dragon as being some crazy fanatical group akin to the ones who burned witches in the Salem witch trials. This is simply not true - and the misinformation makes me bare my own fangs. Vlad III Dracula and his father, Vlad II Dracul were creators and members of the Order of the Dragon - a band of free noblemen who united to repel the Ottoman Empire from Wallachia and surrounding territories (what is now known as Romania.) There was once a time when a saying abounded in the region, that roads must never be put into working order, lest the Turk (Ottoman) suspect resistance and bring punishment. Vlad and his father spent their lives desperately trying to restore order to a ruined region, all the while trying to repel the vicious Ottoman Empire which was a ruthless, huge, invading foreign power during this time. (Frankly, it threatened India, France, Greece, Armenia, and half the globe. India had its own band of free warriors who finally stood together after the destruction the Ottoman Empire brought to almost all of India's holy sites...they were called the Marathi, look them up! It turns out many countries had a "Dracula" figure rise up to defend against this notorious empire.)

Yet, during the same time as this invasion, rich Saxons were angry with Vlad III Dracula when he re-established order in his region, it threatened their stranglehold on the trade routes, for the war and conflict benefited them the way it benefits the super rich today. And the Ottomans, well of course they despised Dracula because they'd been invading half the globe for well over 800 years at that point, and they did not like resistance. Dracula was cruel with his enemies, and used impalement, or "The Art of the Khazouk" as the Ottomans called it. For Dracula learned the art of the Khazouk from the very Ottomans who stole away the young Dracula and his brother Radu as forced tribute. But aside from his intolerance of crime, and his turning of impalement back upon the very same who tried to kidnap and indoctrinate him, many regarded Dracula as a hero.

The rich Saxons spread exaggerated tales of Dracula's cruelty far and wide, seeking to defame him in grotesque poems and literature. These defaming stories are responsible for much of what we see in modern vampire lore. Germany in particular went wild with a rush of vampire literature and horror stories. However, those who lived there and particularly in eastern Europe, where people actually lived under Dracula and sought to maintain their life under the constant threat of Turkish invasion - they tell a different story and champion Dracula as a local hero. Even today you can speak to people whose great grandfathers lived through the end of the Ottoman threat. Romania still has a statue of Dracula standing today, and many credited him with restoring order, vanquishing rampant crime, and playing a large part in Romania's sovereignty today.

Today we know that Dracula was a desperate man with a limited army who did everything he could to defend his nation and people from invaders, like any good Szekely would. He was a pioneer of psychological defensive warfare. He spent his entire life pinned between the Ottomans, who had tried again and again to cross the Danube and subjugate the land, and the Saxons behind him, who engaged in constant political espionage against his name, as they assassinated his father before him.

People don't like to hear this, because there is a new age cliche that all bad*ss characters must get their power from the devil, but on the contrary, it wasn't until later that Dracula meant son of the devil. During Dracula's time, as the Romanian board of tourism will even tell you, the name Dracula meant son of the Dragon, not devil. Dracula was a Christian nobleman who would not abandon his land. And vampires, traditionally, are creatures of sheer will - A will so strong that they defy the natural order of death. However, being dead yet refusing to die, they require the blood of the living to animate their flesh. Aside from their need of blood, they were known to be more neutral creatures who sometimes slept in the crypts below churches for sanctuary. Did you know, traditionally, it is actually Werewolves that made a pact with the devil?

So, yeah. The show is enjoyable, but I'm sick of shows like this pulling in the historical Dracula and not getting the story straight, and making the Order of the Dragon - the heart and soul of Dracula's desperate stand against a warring world - how ignorant for a Dracula show to change real history and defame the crux of Dracula's cause. Dracula was not a contrite little man who spoke about darwin, he was a proud, Szekely warrior. If you don't care about history - or the real Dracula - maybe you'll like the show turning him into the exact opposite of what he is and what he fought so gruesomely for.

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