DraculaAlthough there have been numerous screen versions of Bram Stoker’s classic tale Dracula none is more enduring than this 1931 movie. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. With the superb Bela Lugosi starring as the screen’s most popular vampire Count Dracula the film’s eerie and chilling mood is enhanced by specialist horror director Tod Browning. Dracula remains a masterpiece not only of the genre but for all time.FrankensteinBoris Karloff stars as the screen’s most memorable monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. It is director James Whale’s adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel blended with Karloff’s compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity that makes Frankenstein a masterpiece not only of the genre but for all time.The Wolf ManThe original horror classic that introduced one of the screen’s most infamous monsters! Lon Chaney Jr. portrays Larry Talbot who returns to his father’s (Claude Rains) castle in Wales and meets a beautiful woman (Evelyn Ankers). One fateful night Talbot escorts her to a local carnival where Jenny’s fate is revealed by a mysterious gypsy fortune teller. Today over 65 years after it was first released the dreamlike atmospheres and elaborate settings combined with a chilling musical score make The Wolf Man a masterpiece not only of the genre but for all time!The Bride of FrankensteinOne of the most popular horror classics of all time and an acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein. The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate of his own. Colin Clive is back as the overly ambitious Dr. Frankenstein who creates the ill-fated bride (Elsa Lanchester). Directed by the original’s James Whale (his last horror film) and featuring a haunting musical score The Bride of Frankenstein ranks as one of the finest films not only of the genre but for all time.
Cult Horror Collection 2011
July 25, 2012 By