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Dracula (1931): The Eye of the Storm

Nobody’s been able to kill Tod Browning’s Dracula, but that sure hasn’t stopped critics from beating a dead… um, vampire.

Sadly, it’s become rather fashionable to dismiss the original… 1,637 more words

1930s

A Howl And A Thanks To Sven.

My long awaited trek to see the 1931 Dracula on a big screen may have been a bust – and I mean a total bust – but things were redeemed (somewhat) later that night. 1,313 more words

THE RAVEN (1935)

The Raven (1935) marks the second teaming of Universal’s dual horror stars: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. It is also downright mortifying  in its pedestrianism. Director Lew Landers simply did not have the sense of style or vision with which Edgar G. 561 more words

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Night Shift: 6 Reasons to Watch Universal’s Spanish-language Dracula (1931)

They worked like children of the night, shooting from sundown to sunrise. Directed by a man who didn’t know a word of their language, the Spanish-speaking actors filmed an obscure alternative version of what would become one of the most famous movies of all time. 1,911 more words

1930s

The Invisible Man (1933)

This film is one of Universal’s staple monsters from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Having just come off the success of Frankenstein, director James Whale would be given a technologically demanding project. 558 more words

Comedy

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) AND THE MUMMY (1932)

After the successes of Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931) Universal Studios and Carl Laemmle, Jr. became anxious to produce vehicles for Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. 648 more words

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