Frankenstein (1931) Classic Movie Review 172

Frankenstein (1931)

Today’s movie is Frankenstein (1931). Mary Shelly’s little creation with sound. The film was directed by James Whale, who gave us in addition to Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), the wonderful Bride of Frankenstein (1935), the now controversial Show Boat (1936), and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939).…

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House of Dracula (1945) Classic Movie Review 171

House of Dracula (1945)

Today’s movie is House of Dracula (1945). It is said to be a sequel to House of Frankenstein (1944), but it’s more like a rehash. The movie is rated 5.8 on iMDB.com[1] and 56 percent on the Tomatometer and 29 percent audience approval in Rottentomatoes.com[2]. I’m going to have to…

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The Mummy’s Curse (1944) Classic Movie Review 130

The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

  Today’s movie is The Mummy’s Curse (1944). This is the third time that Long Chaney Jr. played the mummy. I wanted to pan this movie like the rest of this mummy series, but I found this one to be vastly superior to the other three. With limited star power,…

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The Mummy’s Hand (1940) Classic Movie Review 127

The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

  Today’s movie is The Mummy’s Hand (1940). This movie is sometimes called the sequel to The Mummy (1932). However, it doesn’t as much continue the story, as it uses clips from the earlier film woven into another story to save money. This movie is not too bad as early…

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Tower of London (1939) Classic Movie Review 85

Tower of London (1939)

Today’s movie is Tower of London (1939). This movie was set in 15th Century England. It has a great cast featuring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, and Barbara O’Neil. This movie was made by Universal at the same time RKO was making the Hunchback of Norte Dame. It was…

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House of Frankenstein (1944) Classic Movie Review 76

House of Frankenstein (1944)

Today’s movie is the campy good House of Frankenstein (1944). This movie brings together so many good actors and the monsters they played it can’t help but be entertaining. Also, this movie has some interesting lore about stake pulling and who can shot you with a silver bullet. ACTORS I’m…

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The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Classic Movie Review 70

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) - Myrna Loy

Today’s movie is The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932). It features many European actors with taped-backed eyes but I going to go with “that’s how it was done back then” and move on. Boris Karloff and Jean Hersholt were amazing in their roles. Myrna Loy was fantastic playing an evil…

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Mummy Fest

The Mummy Logo

Welcome to Mummy Fest – A collection of everything I have related to ancient Egyptians walking the Earth. From The Mummy (1911) to The Scorpion King (2008). A History of Classic Monsters: Mummies by John Gaines states that although mummies were created by one of oldest civilizations in history their…

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Boris Karloff – King of the Monsters

Boris Karloff on set taking a tea and toast break

I don’t think I will get much argument if I say that Boris Karloff was the greatest Frankenstein of them all. Although Peter Boyle was pretty good. Karloff was a British actor that began stage work in Canada and then made his way to Hollywood. He made some silent films…

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The Mummy (1932) Classic Movie Review 47

The Mummy Logo

The Mummy (1932) is classic horror from Universal. This movie features Boris Karloff as the mummy and Edward Van Sloan as a professor of the occult. The Mummy (1932) – Rough Script I am very excited to get to The Mummy (1932). When I watched this for the show I…

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