Sunday, May 28, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History May 28 to June 3, 2017

James Whale best remembered for having directed such classics as Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) committed suicide by drowning himself in his swimming pool in Hollywood, California on May 29,1957, he was 57 years old.

Jungle Woman (1944) released by Universal Pictures on June 1, 1944. The movie a sequel to Captive Wild Woman( 1943) The film features Evelyn Ankers, J. Carrol Naish, Samuel S. Hinds, , and Acquanetta.  Acquanetta was nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" for her exotic beauty. 

Revolt of the Zombies {1936) an American horror film directed and produced by the Halperin Brothers was released on June 4, 1936. The film stars Dean Jagger and Dorothy Stone. It is one of the earliest zombie films. Although he received no credit for the film, Bela Lugosi's eyes do appear in Revolt of the Zombies (1936).

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