Saturday, October 31, 2009
As a special Halloween treat, I thought I would post a link to a documentary I made a few years ago. Here is a synopsis with a link to the film:
Dracula, Frankenstein, King Kong, and The Wolf Man. These are only a few of the classic characters that brought terror to people in cinemas around the world. "The Undying Monsters!" explores why characters in these such fright films are beloved by so many. You will encounter a monster movie historian, true monster movie fans, and a person who has influenced the genre more than any other known man. These most unusual people will take you to a world where corpses 3,500 years dead walk again, where vampires are on the hunt for blood, and where werewolves prowl under the full of the moon. This is the fang-tastic world of "The Undying Monsters!"
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
During the production of "Ghost of Frankenstein", Lon Chaney, Jr. visited the "Phantom of the Opera" stage, where his father played the Phantom himself.
A Family of Monsters
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Boris Karloff is shown what his results will look like once he turns into Mr. Hyde in "Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".
Is Karloff impressed?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"Wake up, you stupid policeman!"
"Don't make a fuss. It's only a cavity."
"I just want to help you walk across the street!"
Do you recognize these heads?
"My you have a serious case of acne!"
"Have you seen this werewolf?"
Teenage Werewolf is jealous for attention.
"Fire! No good!"
Monday, October 26, 2009
Let's go behind the scenes of "Creature From the Black Lagoon"!
The Creature Unmasked! It's Ben Chapman!
Creech getting a touch up from the beautiful Milicent Patrick.
The Creature: What a ham.
"I can do the jitterbug!"
Mopping up after himself.
Ricou Browning in the Creature suit with
the prototype head.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Yes, 50 years ago Sam Raimi was born. He has been very important in the horror field what with his "Evil Dead" trilogy. His most recent horror film was in the "Evil Dead" spirit and it was pulled off excellently. That movie is "Drag Me To Hell".
"Drag Me To Hell"
Who needs Bruce Campbell when you have
"Button, button. Who's got the button?"
"How's about a little kiss?"
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Carla Laemmle (niece of Universal Studios founder, Carl Laemmle) turned 100 yesterday. I have had the pleasure to meet her a couple of times. She is very witty and youthful. It is amazing to meet someone that was in "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Dracula".
Carla Laemmle - Born 1909
Carla falls on the lap of Dwight Frye in
Carla returns to the "Phantom" stage where
she played a ballerina in 1925.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
"Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man"
"Carrying my wife over the threshold."
"Good thing I have my fur to keep me warm!"
Not the most sanitary of operation facilities.
"Do you also see a giant standing in the corner?"
"A simple rub of the face will bring this man back
The True Monsters: The Villagers