Sunday, February 12, 2017

This Week in Fright film History February 12 - 18, 2017


Dracula (1931) premiered at the Roxy Theatre in New York on February 12, 1931.  Newspapers reported that some audience members fainted from shock. This was obviously a publicity stunt perpetrated by the film studio to help boost ticket sales.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) directed by Jack Arnold and starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno and Whit Bissell premiered on February 12, 1954.









Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) an American mystery horror film directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh. Released on February 18, 1933 the film is noted for being the last dramatic fiction film made using the two-color Technicolor process.










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