All Dead Here

One doesn't easily forget, Herr Baron, an arm torn out by the roots.- Inspector Krogh For Day 17, I decided to give Son of Frankenstein (1939) another watch, mostly since I haven't seen it in a few years. Of the three Karloff-led Frankenstein films, I prefer Bride of Frankenstein (1935) for various reasons - preeminent … Continue reading All Dead Here

A Game of Death

After fifteen years, I have returned.- Vitus Verdegast The first time I saw the 1934 Universal feature, The Black Cat, was in a college course on horror films. I had mixed feelings on it at the time; heretofore, my main exposure to Universal's horror output was the expected fare - Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, et … Continue reading A Game of Death

He Still Lives

Two bullets in his heart. But he still lives.- Wolf Von Frankenstein Son of Frankenstein, released in 1939, is a step in a darker direction for the Monster. In Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff's nuanced performance built the beast up as a sympathetic character, a child of misfortune, driven into the wilderness and … Continue reading He Still Lives