Friday, September 29, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History September 25 – 30, 2017

The Mummy (1959) directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing was released theatrically on September 25, 1959.

Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams an American cartoonist known for creating the comic strip  The Addams Family” died on  September 29, 1988.

 The Ape (1940) a Monogram Pictures film produced and directed by William Nigh and, starring Boris Karloff was released on  September  30, 1940. This would be the last film in Boris Karloff's 6-picture contract with Monogram. He would however return in 1958 for "Frankenstein-1970."

 Kongo  (1932) a nearly forgotten and rarely seen film is an American horror film released on October 1, 1932. The film was directed by William J. Cowen, and starred Walter Huston, Lupe Vélez, and Virginia Bruce. Kongo (1932) is a remake of the 1928 film West of Zanzibar, directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney and Lionel Barrymore, which was also based on the 1926 play Kongo.

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