Days O’Horror #31: The Wolf Man (1941)

“All astronomers are amateurs. When it comes to the heavens, there’s only one professional” What can I say about 1941’s The Wolf Man that I haven’t said before. I love this film. It’s my favorite horror movie, favorite werewolf movie, and one of my top five favorite films of all time. Lon Chaney, Jr. nailedContinue reading “Days O’Horror #31: The Wolf Man (1941)”

Days O’Horror #30: Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible Man (1951)

Murder! Boxing! Comedy! Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man finds the popular comedic duo facing off with a man on the run for a murder that he didn’t commit. Released in 1951, the film is my personal favorite of all of the Abbott and Costello Meet…. films released by Universal. The film stars BudContinue reading “Days O’Horror #30: Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible Man (1951)”

Days O’Horror #29: The House Of Frankenstein (1944)

“Could Frankenstein Have Made Me Like Other Men?” 1943’s Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man gave us the first team up of Universal Monsters. 1944’s The House of Frankenstein added Dracula to the fray (at least temporarily) and would continue these team ups in later films starting with House of Dracula (1945). Boris Karloff stars notContinue reading “Days O’Horror #29: The House Of Frankenstein (1944)”

Days O’Horror #28: Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)

“Some mummies are men. Some mummies are women” In the second to last film that they would make together, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello dig up some laughs in 1955’s Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy. The movie isn’t as funny as some of their other films, but it’s still a pretty serviceable comedy. TryingContinue reading “Days O’Horror #28: Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)”

Days O’Horror #27: The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

Return To Insanity After three relatively unrelated sequels that bore little resemblance to the first The Invisible Man film, 1944’s The Invisible Man’s Revenge brings murder and power-hungry insanity back into the story. Jon Hall, who starred in The Invisible Agent two years prior, returns as a new character, Robert Griffin, who isn’t related toContinue reading “Days O’Horror #27: The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)”

Days O’Horror #26: The Mummy (1932) and Dracula (1931, Spanish Version)

A Double Dose of Horror! I have something special for my readers today. As I’ve been charging through the month of October by watching Universal Monster classic films and reviewing them, I noticed that a thirty-second film deserved a little bit of the spotlight as well. That film is 1931’s Spanish version of Dracula. NotContinue reading “Days O’Horror #26: The Mummy (1932) and Dracula (1931, Spanish Version)”

Days O’Horror #25: The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

In The Swamps Of Louisiana, I Guess…. Released just a few month’s after The Mummy’s Ghost (July, 1944), The Mummy’s Curse (December, 1944) features Lon Chaney, Jr. once again as Kharis and he’s still after his beloved Ananka (Virginia Christine). The film has numerous continuity errors in it and uses footage from The Mummy (1932)Continue reading “Days O’Horror #25: The Mummy’s Curse (1944)”

Days O’Horror #24: Invisible Agent (1942)

“People Who Live In Transparent Bodies Shouldn’t Be So Suspicious” With the attack on Pearl Harbor less than a year earlier, 1942’s Invisible Agent provided some much needed patriotic propaganda for the United States. Like the film The Invisible Woman (1940) before it, Invisible Agent abandons the horror elements of most of Universal’s Monster filmsContinue reading “Days O’Horror #24: Invisible Agent (1942)”

Days O’Horror #23: The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

“He cannot be destroyed” 1942 saw Lon Chaney, Jr. hook up to the bolts as Frankenstein’s Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein. The film also starred Bela Lugosi as Ygor, Cedric Hardwicke as Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein, Lionel Atwill as Dr. Bohmer, and Evelyn Ankers as Elsa Frankenstein. The film begins with a good ol’ UniversalContinue reading “Days O’Horror #23: The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)”