Saturday, October 22, 2011

Countdown to Halloween - Monster Mike's Mini Marathon Movie #3

There are a number of actors who personify the "classic horror" movie - Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Peter Lorre, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee - to name but a few. But IMHO, none exemplify more than Bela Lugosi. Perhaps it is because he was the star of one of the first Universal monster movies. Perhaps, unlike many of those other names, he did very little outside the genre to distance himself. It has been argued that Lugosi was not as talented as many of his collegues, but I've been told that his performance in The Human Monster (1939) is one of his best outside of Count Dracula. I am eager to find out!

(click on poster to view trailer)

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