Sunday, May 29, 2016

This Week in Fright Film History May 29 to June 4, 2016

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).

 Poltergeist (1982) directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg was released theatrically on June 4,1982. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards. Some believe that  Poltergeist franchise is cursed due to the deaths of several people associated with the film.  

The Unknown (1927) an American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney as Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford  was released on June 4, 1927. Movies critics have often cited Chaney's performance as one of the best ever on film. Joan Crawford said that she learned more about acting from working with Chaney in this movie than from everything else in her career.

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