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The Mad Ghoul (1943) | A look back at the vintage Famous Monsters of Filmland filmbook

With the 1940s Universal horror The Mad Ghoul out now on DVD in the UK (check out my review here), I thought I’d share with you something from my personal collection. 62 more words

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The Mad Ghoul (1943) | Murder, mutilation - and mirth? George Zucco’s nutty professor is on the prowl in the vintage Universal horror

A NEW SENSATION IN HORROR
Chemistry professor Dr Alfred Morris (George Zucco) has rediscovered an ancient nerve gas that was used by the Mayans during rituals of human dissection to appease their gods. 583 more words

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Darkman (1990)

Before Sam Raimi made his big break with 2002’s Spider-Man, he was very much a cult director. The Evil Dead series earned him a strong underground following. 454 more words

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Frankenstein (1931)

For many, including myself, the Universal horror films were our introduction to the horror genre. While these films were not the first to use such monsters, they were the first to really stick with the audience. 525 more words

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The Old Mummy-Master

Here’s a character type from the golden age of Universal horror films who wouldn’t fit well in today’s world–the old mummy-master. The original Universal mummy–Boris Karloff’s Im-ho-tep didn’t need a master, in fact he had a slave of his own. 488 more words

TOD BROWNING'S DRACULA (1931) IN MEMORIAM CARLA LAEMMLE (1901-2014)

In memoriam  Carla Laemmle, a reprint of “Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931).” Carla Laemmle, Actress and Niece of Universal Studios Founder, Dies at 104 The Hollywood Reporter June 13, 2014 One of the last links to Hollywood’s silent-film era, she appeared in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and spoke the first line in Bela Lugosi’s ‘Dracula.’ … 2,667 more words

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Remembering Carla Laemmle (1909–2014)

“If I should live to be a hundred, I should always hear the superhuman cry of grief and rage which he uttered when the terrible sight appeared before my eyes…” 1,684 more words

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