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Dr. Steve Haberman

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Dr. Steve Haberman is a screenwriter, author and film historian. He has written stories and screenplays for four feature films, three of which with Mel Brooks, including Life Stinks (1991) and Dracula, Dead and Loving It (1995). He has also received Prime Time Emmy Award nominations for producing HBO comedy specials featuring Mel Brooks, wrote and directed an award winning short film, and has taught film courses at colleges and universities in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. He received his PhD in Film Studies from De Montfort University in Leicester, England, and earned his BA in Cinema from the University of Southern California.

Steve, along with producer Constantine Nasr, wrote a documentary on the films of the legendary producer of horror movies at RKO in the 1940s, Val Lewton, called Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005); and also wrote a documentary on movies based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, called Dreams Within a Dream: The Classic Cinema of Edgar Allan Poe (2019).

Steve has also contributed interviews to several documentaries and DVD supplements as an expert on cinema history and aesthetics, in addition to providing numerous Blu-ray and DVD audio commentaries on classic movies for Universal, Warner Brothers, MGM, Fox, Kino-Lorber, Shout Factory and others—winning the Rondo Award for Best Commentary for his audio with Rick Baker and others on Universal’s 1932 classic, The Mummy. Steve has also published a book on the history of silent horror films, Silent Screams: Chronicles of Terror, and more recently, has written a critical study on Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death, as part of the Devil’s Advocates series of books.

Films on which Dr. Steve Haberman provides commentary

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Title Year IMDb Rating
*** Dracula 1931 Dracula (1931) on IMDb
*** The Mummy 1932 The Mummy (1932) on IMDb
*** The Black Cat 1934 The Black Cat (1934) on IMDb
*** Mad Love 1935 Mad Love (1935) on IMDb
*** The Raven 1935 The Raven (1935) on IMDb
** The Return of Doctor X 1939 The Return of Doctor X (1939) on IMDb
*** Tower of London 1939 Tower of London (1939) on IMDb
** The Seventh Victim 1943 The Seventh Victim (1943) on IMDb
*** The Curse of the Cat People 1944 The Curse of the Cat People (1944) on IMDb
*** The Body Snatcher 1945 The Body Snatcher (1945) on IMDb
*** Hangover Square 1945 Hangover Square (1945) on IMDb
*** Isle of the Dead 1945 Isle of the Dead (1945) on IMDb
*** The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) on IMDb
*** Dragonwyck 1946 Dragonwyck (1946) on IMDb
*** The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) on IMDb
*** Quatermass 2 1957 Quatermass 2 (1957) on IMDb
*** The Fly 1958 The Fly (1958) on IMDb
*** The Revenge of Frankenstein 1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) on IMDb
*** House on Haunted Hill 1959 House on Haunted Hill (1959) on IMDb
*** The Tingler 1959 The Tingler (1959) on IMDb
*** The Brides of Dracula 1960 The Brides of Dracula (1960) on IMDb
*** The Fall of the House of Usher 1960 The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) on IMDb
*** Village of the Damned 1960 Village of the Damned (1960) on IMDb
*** The Curse of the Werewolf 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) on IMDb
*** Pit and the Pendulum 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (1961) on IMDb
*** Taste of Fear 1961 Taste of Fear (1961) on IMDb
*** The Brain That Wouldn’t Die 1962 The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) on IMDb
*** The Phantom of the Opera 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (1962) on IMDb
*** Diary of a Madman 1963 Diary of a Madman (1963) on IMDb
*** The Kiss of the Vampire 1963 The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) on IMDb
*** The Raven 1963 The Raven (1963) on IMDb
*** The Masque of the Red Death 1964 The Masque of the Red Death (1964) on IMDb
*** The Night Walker 1964 The Night Walker (1964) on IMDb
*** Strait-Jacket 1964 Strait-Jacket (1964) on IMDb
*** Curse of the Fly 1965 Curse of the Fly (1965) on IMDb
*** Chamber of Horrors 1966 Chamber of Horrors (1966) on IMDb
*** Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) on IMDb
*** The Plague of the Zombies 1966 The Plague of the Zombies (1966) on IMDb
*** Rasputin: The Mad Monk 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) on IMDb
*** The Reptile 1966 The Reptile (1966) on IMDb
*** Frankenstein Created Woman 1967 Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) on IMDb
*** Quatermass and the Pit 1967 Quatermass and the Pit (1967) on IMDb
*** The Devil Rides Out 1968 The Devil Rides Out (1968) on IMDb
*** Witchfinder General 1968 Witchfinder General (1968) on IMDb
*** The Oblong Box 1969 The Oblong Box (1969) on IMDb
*** Cry of the Banshee 1970 Cry of the Banshee (1970) on IMDb
*** The Dunwich Horror 1970 The Dunwich Horror (1970) on IMDb
*** An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe 1970 An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) on IMDb
*** The Abominable Dr. Phibes 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) on IMDb
*** Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb 1971 Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971) on IMDb
*** Murders in the Rue Morgue 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) on IMDb
*** The Return of Count Yorga 1971 The Return of Count Yorga (1971) on IMDb
*** Demons of the Mind 1972 Demons of the Mind (1972) on IMDb
*** Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974 Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) on IMDb
*** Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) on IMDb
*** To the Devil a Daughter 1976 To the Devil a Daughter (1976) on IMDb
**** Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) on IMDb
*** The Dead Zone 1983 The Dead Zone (1983) on IMDb
*** The Doctor and the Devils 1985 The Doctor and the Devils (1985) on IMDb
*** Transylvania 6-5000 1985 Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) on IMDb
*** Life Stinks 1991 Life Stinks (1991) on IMDb
** Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) on IMDb
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