Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Hot Mummy

Lon Chaney, Jr. cools himself by taking a nap in a refrigerator during the filming of what I think is "The Mummy's Curse".

One Cool Mummy

How do you stop a Monster?

Just hire Buffy Summers for the job!

"How do you like your stake?"

"I have kung fu skills."

"Don't even try to mess with me."

"Nosferatu has nothing on me!"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Results of a Formula

This is the result of Leo G. Carroll and his formula in "Tarantula".

"Are you afraid of the dark?"

Snow Wolf Man

The Wolf Man searching the frozen ruins of Frankenstein's grounds in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".


Wednesday, February 24, 2010


A terrific portrait of Karloff as the Monster in "Frankenstein".

"Take a picture...  It'll last longer."

The Wolf Man's Last Appearance

A classic portrait of Lon Chaney, Jr. the final time he would portray the Wolf Man in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".

"Bundle up tonight!"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Strange Visitor

This part of "Werewolf of London" always reminded me of "The Invisible Man".

"Two orders of burnt toast and a rotten egg."

The Mad Ghoul

If you can believe it, there are still some Universal Monster movies I have not seen.  "The Mad Ghoul" is one of them.

"I just wanna dance with your girl!"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

Today Dwight Frye would have been 111 years old.  He died in 1943 at the youthful age of 44.  Too young for such a terrific actor who had his most memorable performances in "Dracula" and "Frankenstein".

Dwight Frye as Renfield in "Dracula".

Dwight Frye as Fritz in "Frankenstein".

Mr. Talbot Forgot his Grip

The Wolf Man stalks Wilbur in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".

Hide and Go Seek!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Let's Start The Week With A Laugh!

Give King Kong a Hand

Jessica Lange is frightened of the giant gorilla, but by the end she will love him.

A very handy way to relax.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Phantom of Disneyland

Thank you to Dave from Davelandweb for posting these amazing photos of the Phantom of the Opera at Disneyland.  The Main Street Cinema used to play old silents like "Phantom of the Opera" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".  To promote these films, this guy would be walking down Main Street.  I wish they still did this today!

"I hear The Haunted Mansion is looking for ghost
number 1000!"

"Mickey Mouse can't save your children!"

"Come inside and see me!"

A supermodel and Twiggy!

Be sure to visit Dave's Disneyland Blog!

The Duo

Karloff and Lugosi together in "The Black Cat".

Imagine running into those two.

Friday, February 19, 2010

FM Cover Fridays - #18

How to Make a Wolfman

Let's go behind the scenes and see how Rick Baker turned Benicio Del Toro into a Wolfman.

Go to to read the full interview with Rick Baker!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Angelo Rossitto!

Angelo Rossitto was born this day in 1908.  His films were always fun to watch.  Here are some shots from my favorite Rossitto film:  "Freaks"!

"One of us!"

That's Angelo under the stairs!

"Gooble Gobble!"

Monster Viewer

I believe this was a toy from the 1960s where you could project pictures onto the wall.  I love these drawings of the monsters.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Portrait of a Monster

Boris Karloff from "Bride of Frankenstein".

"We belong dead."

E.T. The Ride

Here is an ad for the E.T. ride at Universal Studios. It was a very fun ride. I wish it was still there.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Man Made Monster

Lon Chaney, Jr. as the "Man Made Monster".

Watch me shock the viewers!

The Best of Friends

Frankenstein and Ygor go for a stroll in the woods in "Ghost of Frankenstein".

"Your father was Frankenstein, but your
mother was the lightning!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Most Unusual Surgery

Lionel Atwill has prepared everything for Lugosi's new look.

"That beard must go!"

Cat Lady

This is a nice publicity still from "The Black Cat".  I didn't grow up watching this film, so I don't know as much about it as I do the other Universal horrors.  I think the woman is Jacqueline Wells, but I'm not sure...


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Raven-ous Lugosi

Bela Lugosi and his friend in "The Raven".

"Look into my eyes!"

Father and Son

Claude Rains listens to Lon Chaney, Jr explain how he was bit by a wolf in "The Wolf Man".

Sir John and Master Larry

Friday, February 12, 2010

Remaking a Classic

"The Wolfman" opened today in theaters.  I saw it this morning at 11:30 and I was pleasantly surprised.  It was better than I thought it was going to be.  The best part of the film was the incredible make-up by Rick Baker.

Larry the Lycanthrope

He takes a bite out of crime.

Howl at the Moon!