Sunday, November 6, 2016

This Week in Fright Film History - November 6 - 12, 2016

Dwight Frye, best  remembered for portraying  Renfield in  Dracula (1931) and  Fritz in Frankenstein (1931) died of a heart attack while riding on a bus in Hollywood on November 7, 1943.

Abraham "Bram" Stoker the Irish novelist who created the most famous vampire in literature, Count Dracula was born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, Ireland.

Claude Rains an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 46 years. He was known for many roles in horror films, including The Invisible Man (1933), The Wolf Man (1941), and Phantom of the Opera (1943) was born on November 10, 1889

The Mad Ghoul (1943) also known as Mystery of the Ghoul, starred Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, David Bruce, and Milburn Stone, who would later play ‘Doc” on the television series Gunsmoke.  The Mad Ghoul (1943)was released on November 12, 1943. The Mad Ghoul (1943) was the last film of director James P. Hogan, who died shortly after finishing the film.

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