Sunday, January 29, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History January 29 to February 4 , 2017



Scared to Death (1947)  directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Bela Lugosi and George Zucco, was released on February 1, 1947. The picture was filmed using the  inexpensive Cinecolor process which was usually reserved for low-budget Westerns.  Scared to Death (1947)  is the only color film to star Bela Lugosi , he did appeared in a the Technicolor film, Viennese Nights (1930) but his role was uncredited.




 
Boris Karloff Karloff remembered for his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939) and his many roles in horror films died on February 2, 1969. He was 81.










The Devil Commands (1941) an American horror film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Boris Karloff. The story was adapted from the novel The Edge of Running Water by William Sloane. The Devil Commands (1941) was on of several in which Karloff played a mad scientist with a good heart. It was released on February 3, 1941.






George Romero an American-Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best known for his Living Dead series of films was born on February 4,1940.





 



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