I watched this 4th installment in the Universal Frankenstein movies, the 1942 “The Ghost of Frankenstein” on Svengoolie. Taking up where the previous movie left off, Frankenstein’s monster (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Ygor (Bela Lugosi) are chased out of town. They seek out the younger son of Dr. Frankenstein, played by Cedric Hardwicke, to continue his dad’s experiments. Ygor wants revenge by having his brain transplanted into the head of the monster.
Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night;
May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
I watched the 1941 Universal Pictures movie The Wolf Man starring Lon Chaney Jr. on Svengoolie. It was his first appearance as, Larry Talbot, The Wolf Man, but he would reprise his role in four sequels. He is also the only actor to play all four of the classic monsters; Frankenstein, Mummy, Wolf Man, and Dracula. This was the second Universal werewolf film, the first being the 1935 Werewolf of London.
Temptress of terror! A vampire’s bride … with blood on her lips!
I watched the first Universal-directed movie by thriller specialist, Robert Siodmak (The Killers, The Dark Mirror, The Devil Strikes at Night), the 1943 Son of Dracula on Svengoolie. Lon Chaney Jr. plays Count Alucard (Dracula backward) 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,
I watched the 1945 Universal Pictures horror/mystery “The Frozen Ghost” on Svengoolie. It was the fourth of the six “Inner Sanctum” mystery films (526 radio programs were made starting in 1941 with an eerie creaking door opening and closing the programs). Lon Chaney, Jr. stars as a mentalist/hypnotist, Gregor the Great, who believes he has killed a member of his audience during a show. He quits the shows and takes a job in a Wax museum where the deaths and mysteries continue.