Sunday, November 19, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History November 19 - 25, 2017

Frankenstein (1931)directed by James Whale and stars Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Dwight Frye and Edward van Sloan is released on November 21, 1931.

Jamie Lee Curtis who starred in a number of horror films including, Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Prom Night (1980), Halloween II (1981) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002), was born on November 22, 1958.

Michael Gough, English character actor who is known for his roles in the Hammer Horror Films and his role as Alfred Pennyworth in four films of the Burton/ Schumacher Batman films was born on November 23, 1917.

William Henry Pratt aka BORIS KARLOFF the youngest of nine children was born on November 23, 1887. Karloff once said of Frankenstein's creature, a role which he immortalized in 1931, “The monster not only gave me recognition as an actor it created for me a certain niche, which has given me a career”

One Body Too Many (1944) a comedy-horror film directed by Frank McDonald, starring Bela Lugosi and Jack Haley who was best known for his role as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939) was released on November 24, 1944.

The Ghoul (1933)  a British horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, and Ralph Richardson, was released in the United States on November 25,1933.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) an American silent horror film adaptation of the Gaston Leroux’s novel of the same title was released on November 25, 1925. The film was directed by Rupert Julian and starred Lon Chaney as the Phantom and Mary Philbin as Christine DaaĆ©.

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