Sunday, January 14, 2018

This Week in Fright Film History January 14 - 20, 2018

The  Golem (1915) a  silent horror film written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen was released on January 15, 1915. 

The Golem and the Dancing Girl(1917) was released on January 15,1917.  The film is the second installment of a trilogy, preceded by The Golem (1915) and followed by The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920). Paul Wegener and Rochus Gliese co-directed and acted in the film.  The Golem and the Dancing Girl is considered a lost film, however there are unconfirmed reports of a print that may exist in an eastern European film archive.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912) was based on both Robert Louis Stevenson's novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) and on the play version (1887) of Thomas Russell Sullivan. The film was directed by Lucius Henderson, the film stars James Cruze as the dual role of Jekyll/Hyde. This version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was released on January 16,1912.

Edgar Allan Poe, an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, was born on January 19, 1809.

Colin Clive was born on January 20, 1900. Although Clive appeared in over 18 films it is the role of Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1931) that he is best remembered for. Clive would reprise his role as Henry Frankenstein again in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

The Invisible Ray (1936) a science fiction/horror film starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi was released on January 20, 1936.

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