Tag - Bela Lugosi

Black Sleep

32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 7: The Black...

Tonight it’s a smorgasbord of horror icons in The Black Sleep, but first let’s enjoy some outtakes from the absolutely mental set of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I highly recommend the audio commentary that comes on (at...

Boris Karloff in Voodoo Man

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 33: Voodoo Man!

No, not a hallucination. Not an alternate reality. It’s the 33rd day of 32 Days of Halloween, because it’s Thanksgiving, which I celebrate as 2nd Halloween. Trust me, it’s therapeutic. For our opening salvo of goodness, we...

Gorilla (1939)

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 2: The Gorilla...

Let’s begin with something light, though filling. From The Muppet Show, we have a glorious performance of Cole Porter’s classic, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” brought to you by Richard Hunt as Behemoth and Jim...

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in Black Friday (1940)

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 7: The New...

First up for today, Cosette brought to my attention that the Addams Family had their own Halloween special way back in very colorful 1977. Pretty much the entire cast of the original show returned for this TV movie, although it was called...

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 5: Gorgo

And now, before we go to our movie for this evening, let’s go to Sir Christopher Lee for a snippet of cinema history: the accessories of Dracula and why the Count was a mute in one of Lee’s appearances. Nice.

Scared to Death (1947)

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Movie Night...

For tonight’s feature we go back to 1947 for a bit of curiosity: the lone color film in which Bela Lugosi has a leading role. In fact, as you can see from the poster snippet, Scared to Death was “Photographed in Full Natural...

Invisible Ray

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Movie Night...

For tonight’s feature film, it’s The Invisible Ray from 1936. Karloff finds evidence of a meteor having struck earth in the distant past and is exposed to radiation from the rock they eventually find. His touch then kills, which...

Whispering Shadow

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 21: The...

Well, since we did a Lugosi serial last year about this time (The Phantom Creeps), it only makes sense to go back to the serial well and bring you something else along those lines. More on that in a moment. First up, I think many of our...

Bela Lugosi in Vampire Over London

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 10: Vampire...

First things first…in previous years I’ve posted some Japanese trailers of English language horror movies. The theory was that the really deep, booming, scary voice speaking Japanese over horrific imagery made things even scarier...