As Halloween approaches I will be reviewing my top 10 NON-UNIVERSAL Horror Films from the 1930′s. I was reasonably drunk and picked the list in five minutes. Be kind.
Number 9 -
White Zombie (1932)
This film is thought of more highly now than when it was released, and I think it’s simply because of the overall strange mood of the piece. The independent production elements and tiny budget are well hidden behind rented Universal sets and a simply mesmerizing Bela Lugosi. Madge Bellamy is better at a zombie than a non-zombie, but that works just fine. I watch this one almost every October.
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Friday, October 28 - Guest host @TCM_Dragon
8:00 p.m. DRACULA (1931) The legendary bloodsucker (Bela Lugosi) stakes his claim on a British estate in search of new blood.
9:30 p.m. THE MUMMY (1932) An Egyptian mummy returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love.
11:00 p.m. THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) A scientist’s experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman.
12:15 a.m. THE WOLF MAN (1941) A British nobleman undergoes a startling transformation when he’s bitten by a gypsy werewolf.
Sunday, October 30 - Guest host @TCM_Dragon
8:00 p.m. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) A descendant of Dr. Frankenstein sets out to make a man.
10:00 p.m. ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton’’s brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
For my movie poster, I decided to go along w a movie that used to scare the fuck out me when I was younger. This one’s a classic and a realistic horror movie. This girl was possessed by a damn demon, and this mf decided to fuck w her hardcore. And I THOUGHT I was a psycho satan’s spawn. Regardless, this classic gives hella people the chills.
In the spirit of Halloween, I’ll be listing my favorite 15 Universal Horror Films in order. I did this list in 5 minutes while mildly intoxicated, so please be kind.
NUMBER 9 -
The Wolf Man (1941)
Another classic Universal monster, the Wolf Man is a sympathetic character that is perfect for Universal. Lon Chaney, Jr. is OK in the role of Larry Talbott, but outstanding when he dons the makeup. Nice to see Claude Rains (pun intended) and Evelyn Ankers is a great damsel. Lugosi gets a cameo.
Guess the horror movie. I will write an iconic line from a horror movie and you have to guess where it’s from. No cheating ! Ok here it is.
“I will not hide in the fruit cellar, you think I’m fruity uhh?”