Category Archives: Frightful Films

You’re up late! Let’s watch Nosferatu (1922), full movie

This strange and dream-like German silent movie is an adaption of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, (1897), with several changes incorporated. For example, the vampire character is called “Count Orlock.” According to Wikipedia, Nosferatu is an example of the artistic movement … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch Werewolf of London (1935)

“The Werewolf of London” wasn’t the first werewolf movie ever made (that was the silent film, “The Werewolf,” in 1913) but it predated the more famous “The Wolf Man” by 6 years. It is worth a view for its interesting … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch Brides of Dracula (1960)

Campy, creepy, over-the-top Hammer horror films. Gotta love ’em. The lush colors of the sets! The amazing costumes! The technicolor red blood! The impressive decolletages! The hard-to-place accents! The cheekbones of Peter Cushing! Yvonne Monlaur is so fetching in this movie. … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch The Wolf Man (1941)

Starring Lon Chaney, Jr.,  Claude Rains and the inimitable Maria Ouspenskaya, this Universal film was a great favorite of mine when I was young. Maybe another actor could have portrayed the Wolf Man. Or his father. But there is only … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Week! Let’s watch Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931)

If you have lots of patience, you can watch the silent movie version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous story (in the public domain), but the visual quality of the film is poor. I wouldn’t bother watching the 1941 version with … Continue reading

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It’s Horror Movie Week! Let’s Watch Dracula (1931)

The mother of all vampire movies and my very favorite. Not the first, not the last, but certainly the best. Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Week begins with The Black Cat (1934)

Come back every day this week for a discussion of a classic scary movie during Horror Film Week. In the 1930s, Universal knew how to produce eerie, memorable films. The Black Cat stars both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi as … Continue reading

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