The Cameras of the Dead: The Reboot (aka Part IV)

The horror genre is known for movie franchises with many sequels, remakes, and reboots.  In the 70s, 80s, and 90s, original horror movies would often spawn a whole series of sequels, mostly upping the ante on the thrills, spills, and chills of the original.  Sometimes the sequels continued the story …

Universal Univex Mercury Model CC (1938)

What is it? This is a Univex Mercury Model CC camera made by the Universal Camera Company out of New York, NY in 1938.  The Mercury was a historically significant camera in that it was the first time a US camera maker produced a camera capable of speeds of 1/1000 …

Universal Mercury II (1946-48)

What is it? This is a Mercury II Model CX half-frame 35mm camera made by the Universal Camera Company out of New York, NY.  This camera was ahead of its time and is perhaps one of the most distinct looking cameras of all time and it used a completely unique rotary …