Sunday, November 27, 2016

This Week in Fright Film History November 27 - December 3, 2016


House of Frankenstein (1944) Universal Studios’ sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). House of Frankenstein, directed by Erle C. Kenton, starring Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr. was released December 1, 1944 and is considered to be the first multi-monster movie.











 John Herbert Frid known for his role as Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows TV series which ran from 1966 to 1971 and House of Dark Shadows (1970) was born on December 2, 1924.


The Return of Doctor X (1939) an American science fiction/horror film directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, and Humphrey Bogart was released on December 2, 1939. It was based on the short story "The Doctor's Secret" by William J. Makin. Despite the similarity and the names The Return of Doctor X (1939) was not a sequel to Doctor X (1933); the two films are completely unrelated.

A Blind Bargain (1922) an American silent horror film starring Lon Chaney and Raymond McKee, was released through Goldwyn Pictures on December 3, 1922. The film is based on Barry Pain's 1897 novel, The Octave of ClaudiusA Blind Bargain (1922) is considered to be lost a lost film.






London After Midnight (1927) American silent horror film based on the short story "The Hypnotist" by Tod Browning who also directed the film was released on December 3, 1927. London After Midnight (1927) starred Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall, and Polly Moran. In 1967 a fire in the film vault of MGM erupted destroying hundreds of silent films including the last known print of London after Midnight (1927).






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