How Universal horror died in 1936, only to return after a Beverly Hills exhibitor paired Dracula and Frankenstein reissues at his theater in August 1938.
John Boles, Sinatra of the 30s and Elvis Presley of the Stone Age
John Boles appeared in Universal’s Frankenstein, three Shirley Temple films, and co-starred with many of Hollywood’s most beloved leading ladies. Do you remember him?
Dwight Frye’s Last Laugh – Before and Beyond Dracula and Frankenstein
Dwight Frye is legendary for his roles in the Universal horror classics Dracula and Frankenstein. The 1997 biography Dwight Frye’s Last Laugh chronicles the actor’s fast rise to surprising heights and even quicker fall.
Talking Boris Karloff with Authorized Biographer Scott Allen Nollen
An interview about Boris Karloff with his authorized biographer, Scott Allen Nollen, author of Boris Karloff: A Gentleman’s Life. Includes several rare Karloff photographs.
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing on a few dozen Hammer Horror Stills
A little bit about my own exposure to Hammer films through my Dad’s continued love of them, plus a gallery of nearly 50 mostly Hammer Horror Still Photos featuring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing from their Dracula and Frankenstein hey day.
Colin Clive in 3 movies not named Frankenstein
Well, I bet you’ve seen at least two Colin Clive movies, haven’t you? I swear, when I was a kid bitten by the monster madness which was the first seed of my current love of classic movies Colin Clive was bigger to me than Gable, Cagney, or any other leading man of the period. C’mon, […]
Cheela the Ape stars in Captive Wild Woman with John Carradine
John Carradine’s first horror lead, “Captive Wild Woman” (1943) from Universal has definite roots in one of that company’s staples, the classic “Frankenstein” …