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Saturday, October 28, 2017


Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time for some spooky Dieselpunk fun.

Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures during the Diesel Era set the standard for horror movies. Here’s a few of my favorites.

The Mummy (1932)

Frankenstein (1931)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Dracula (1931)

The Wolf Man (1941)

The Invisible Man (1933)

Dieselpunk Movies
Don’t want to watch a Diesel-Era movie? First, what’s the hell’s wrong with you? Second, here’s a list of some modern Dieselpunk horror.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Dieselpunk Science Fiction/ Fantasy
Scary movies aren’t your thing? Check out these Dieselpunk Science Fiction and Fantasy flicks.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Iron Sky (2012)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
A Dieselpunk fantasy set in Fascist Spain of 1944. Though the protagonist is a child it's not a children's movie. Several scenes contain graphic violence along with some disturbing images.

Proto-Dieselpunk Horror Literature
H.P. Lovecraft
You can't go wrong with the Diesel Era master of cosmic horror H.P. Lovecraft

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft (All of his works free online.)

Dieselpunk Horror Literature
Southern Gods
Horror novel set in Arkansas shortly after World War II. Part of the modern Cthulhu Mythos.

Web Sites

Horror Film History
A nice site about the proto-Dieselpunk movies from the 1930s

Bizarre and Creepy Halloween Photographs
The title says it all

Church of Satan Web Site
Okay, so it’s not a Halloween related site. I decided that it deserved a mention for combining a strong art deco look in the heading with the words “Church of Satan”. What’s not Halloween about that?

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