Friday, February 27, 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 were lead to believe 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.