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Bookending 1931: James Whale's Frankenstein

The American sound supernatural horror film era was launched in February of 1931 when Universal released Todd Browning’s Dracula with Bela Lugosi, and an entirely new film genre was born. 511 more words

Horror Cinema

Frankenstein (1931)

Released in 1931 by Universal, Frankenstein is a classic of the horror genre. Staring Boris Karloff in what many consider to be his defining role, the film takes many liberties with its source material changing a number of things. 555 more words


Perfecting Your Halloween Playlist Part 6

Tomorrow is the best day of the year: Halloween. In preparation this year, I have been compiling some of your not-so-typical festive songs in honor of my blog’s annual countdown to Halloween. 73 more words


johnlink ranks THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933)

I try to watch all kinds of horror movies around Halloween, even movies which probably don’t qualify as modern horror. This B Movie showed up on TV, and it seemed like a good way to spend an hour plus. 632 more words

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The Invisible Man

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (8/10)

In a nutshell: Lead actor Claude Rains does a tremendous job of not being seen in Universal’s classic 1933 horror sci-fi. The special effects are bind-boggling for their day. 6,511 more words


Oh, Bela…we’ll have to try another time…

(1st of 2 posts)

I’d waited and waited. All my life, more or less. And finally, I’d get my chance to see the 1931 Dracula… 309 more words


Dracula (1931)

“I am Dracula. I bid you welcome.” – Count Dracula (Bela Legosi)

Sometimes horror of a scary movie is in the creepily on-point performance of its main star. 410 more words