I watched the Universal-International 1954 3D monster horror film Creature of the Black Lagoon. It was directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland (This Island Earth, It came From Outer Space, Tarantula!, The Deadly Mantis, The Mole People, The Colossus of New York, The Space Children, and the three Creature from the Black Lagoon films). The geology expedition ends up in the Black Lagoon off a tributary of the Amazon. Here they find more than just rocks.
Born October 14, 1916, in New Haven, Connecticut, Jack Arnold is famous for his 1950’s Sci-Fi, Horror flics. As a child he was and avid reader of science fiction and began his career as an actor on and off Broadway.
I watched this 1943, sorta sequel to Dracula, The Return of the Vampire by Columbia Pictures on Svengoolie. The story starts in World War I and the vampire Armand Tesla is staked in the heart and buried. Twenty four years later, now World War II, bombs upset the cemetery and Tesla is unearthed and a groundskeeper unwittingly removes the stake and horror ensues. Because Universal owned Dracula this is not the official sequel but Bela Lugosi (1931 Dracula, and lots of monster movies), portrays Dracula, I mean Tesla in the this movie.
I watched this British 1958 Hammer horror film, Revenge of Frankenstein, on Svengoolie. The movie is directed by Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mummy, The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell) and was the sequel to 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein.
I watched the Universal 1948 comedy horror Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Svengoolie. The movie stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as baggage clerks that receive two packages, Dracula and Frankenstein for McDougal’s House of Horrors wax museum. Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) is trying to stop the delivery because he knows they are really alive.
I watched the 1943 sequel to The Wolf Man, Universal Studios Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man on Svengoolie. When grave robbers, looking for buried money in the Talbot mausoleum, open Larry Talbot’s crypt they find his body and the coffin stuffed with Wolf’s-bane. Lon Chaney Jr. (played the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein monster and the Wolf-Man), Larry Talbot, is free and starts seeking an end for his suffering. He locates the gypsy woman Maleva, Maria Ouspenskaya
I watched the first Universal directed movie by thriller specialist, Robert Siodmak, the 1943 Son of Dracula on Svengoolie. Lon Chaney Jr. plays Count Alucard (Dracula backwards) in the third Universal Dracula show, the first two being Dracula and Dracula’s Daughter, and the first bringing the vampire to America. Lon Chaney Jr. played four of the Classic horror monsters in, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Mummy’s Tomb,
1967 Secret Agent tv series, 1964 Combat!, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Danger Man) , Fred Clark (Bonanza, I Dream of Jeannie, Beverly Hillbillies, F Troop, Laredo, Addams Family, Dick Van Dyke Show,
Wagon Train, Twilight Zone, The Untouchables and George Burns & Gracie Allen Show), and Jeanne Roland (British model, You Only Live Twice, Casino Royale, The Avengers, 1965 Secret Agent and The Saint). I enjoyed this movie and will give it 4 out if 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.
I watch the Warner Brothers 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein on Svengoolie. It was the first Hammer Horror film to be in color. It is loosely based on the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley. It was directed by Terence Fisher (British film director known for his Hammer films) and stars Peter Cushing (mainly known for his Hammer films and his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars) as Baron Victor Frankenstein
and Christopher Lee (who mainly played villains is known for Dracula in the Hammer films, Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in Star Wars, and Saruman in Lord of the Rings) as the Monster. Robert Urquhart (mainly known for British television) plays Frankenstein’s tutor and mentor, Dr. Paul Kempe. Hazel Court (appeared in episodes of Bonanza, Danger Man, Thriller, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, Mission:Impossible, McMillan & Wife, etc.) is Elizabeth and
I watched the 1935, Universal picture, Werewolf of London on Svengoolie. This was the first mainstream movie to feature a werewolf. The film is directed by Stuart Walker and stars Henry Hull as Wilfred Glendon, a world renowned Botanist turned werewolf. Jack Pierce designed the make-up to look like what would come six years later in The Wolf Man, but Henry Hull
wanted the character to be recognizable to people after the change. Pierce did not agree but Hull won out. The first werewolf seen is in Tibet (see photo behind rock) where Glendon has gone to find the mariphasa plant (see plant photo) that only
is the number of drunk old ladies and that the werewolf puts on a scarf hat and coat, after transforming, before he goes out to kill. I’ll give this movie 3.75 out of 5 stars.