Welcome to the Vault Of Horrors! This ghoulish gallery is the vast photo archive of The Macabre Files Of Dr. Mordred,, a special webzine devoted to Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy films and books. If you're a fan of these genres, we urge you to check out this sepulchral sub-section of the Official Plutonian Shore Website! You'll find movie reviews, trivia quizzes, profiles, interviews, filmographies, photos, creature folklore, plus original episodic fiction and illustrations! Film, T.V. and printed media stills presented herein are owned and copyrighted by their respective owners and/or representative production companies.

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The King himself, Boris Karloff as Im-Ho-Tep in the Universal classic, The Mummy (1932). This landmark chiller was directed by Karl Freund, and also starred Zita Johann, David Manners, and old favorite Edward Van Sloan (who also played Dr. Van Helsing in Universal's 1931 version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi).


The immortal Peter Cushing recoils from evil "in the flesh" so to speak, in The Creeping Flesh (1972). Peter Cushing plays Emmanuel Hildern, a 19th Century scientist who - in the hopes of "curing" mankind's evil - concocts an antiserum from the blood of an ancient creature that is "pure, physical evil". Christopher Lee plays his jealous half-brother James, who just happens to run a mental institution… Distributed by Columbia Pictures, this little gem paired Cushing up once again with long-time friend and veteran actor Christopher Lee. Cushing and Lee appeared in many films together - this one was also directed by veteran Hammer Director/Cinematographer Freddie Francis and features a nice cameo by the late veteran Hammer actor Michael Ripper.


The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad (Columbia Pictures - 1973) is rendered by the artist Marcus, and originally appeared on the cover of Castle Of Frankenstein magazine in 1974 (volume 6, no. 1). The artwork captures the magic of the movie, which starred John Phillip Law, the beauteous Caroline Munro (who would later appear in The Spy Who Loved Me and Starcrash), and the great Tom Baker (Dr. Who) as the evil Prince Koura. The film was directed by Gordon Hessler, includes a fantastic score by Miklos Rozsa, and features the timeless genius of Visual Effects master Ray Harryhausen. This colorful painting has been digitally restored and re-painted for your enjoyment.


The indomitable Christopher Lee plays an ex-communicated priest who has turned to devil worship in the 1975 Hammer classic, To The Devil…A Daughter. This occult thriller also starred Richard Widmark, Denholm Elliott, Honor Blackman, and Nastassja Kinski. Based on the novel by Dennis Wheatley, this compelling good-versus-evil yarn was directed by Peter Sykes. Ever-versatile and still going strong, Christopher Lee also can be seen and enjoyed in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999) and as the treacherous wizard Saruman in the epic Lord Of The Rings live-action films.


Bela Lugosi as the vampiric but awfully polite Count Dracula in this still from Universal's landmark horror film, Dracula (1931).


The luscious Valerie Leon as she appeared in Hammer's 1971 classic, Blood From The Mummy's Tomb, which was plagued by the sudden losses of director Seth Holt and the wife of Peter Cushing, who was originally cast to star in the film. He was replaced by Andrew Keir (Quatermass And The Pit, Dracula, Prince Of Darkness). These tragic real-life incidents gave way to rumors of the film being cursed.


Lon Chaney, Jr. menaces Evelyn Ankers in Universal's masterpiece, The Wolf Man (1941).


On the set of John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars (2001) as one of the "possessed" Martian colonists takes a break from killing the good guys.


The late, great Peter Cushing.


Christopher Lee as Saruman showing his true nature in The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001).


Christopher Lee makes his rounds in another epic blockbuster, as yet another treacherous villain: Jedi Count Dooku (Darth Tyrannus) in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002).


The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson) with Michael Dawson on the set of upcoming Mummy Returns prequel/spin-off, The Scorpion King. Michael served as the Sword/Weapons Trainer and assisted in setting up the numerous fight scenes in the film.


A view of the "Spartacus Square" set on the of Universal Studios backlot, which was significantly redressed and used for the "Gomorrah Bazaar" sequences in The Scorpion King.


Looking at the huge statue of Memon on the "Gomorrah Bazaar" set of Universal's The Scorpion King. Memnon (Steven Brand) is the film's primary villain and adversary of The Rock's character, Mathayus.


Ralf Moeller (Gladiator) with Michael Dawson while on location filming The Scorpion King. Ralf plays Thorak, Memnon's evil second-in-command (2001).


The exterior "Gommorah" set for The Scorpion King as it looked before completion on location near Santa Clarita, CA.


A frontal view of the finished exterior "Gommorah" set for The Scorpion King. Note what appears to the "missing" right side of the structure, which will be (along with the rest of the set) "digitally extended", showing a huge cityscape.


Michael on the great bridge overlooking the "Bandit Hideout" set built for The Scorpion King. Located in the famous Bronson Caves of Los Angeles, CA, this location is a popular shooting site for many film and T.V. productions. The location is most famous for serving as the exterior of the Batcave in the 1960's Batman T.V. series.


Michael Dawson "warming himself by the fire" on the exterior set of Memnon's throne room in The Scorpion King.


Michael takes a break with one of the "extras" on the set of The Scorpion King (2001).