Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday's Fright Film Fact

Director Tod Browning deliberately kept the last scenes of MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) a secret because he wanted authenticity from his actors. The actors believed that they were making a conventional horror movie, and were totally unaware of the twist-ending until the last few days of shooting. When Bela Lugosi discovered the deception, he reportedly begged Browning to change the ending to allow him and Carroll Borland to be real vampires.

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