Sunday, September 3, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History September 3 - 9, 2017

Dead of Night (1945) is a British horror film produced By Michael Balcon the individual stories were directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. The film stars Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave. Dead of Night (1945) is noted for being one of a very few British horror films produced during the 1940’s. the film was released in Britain on September 4, 1945.

Max Schreck (Friedrich Gustav Maximilian Schreck) a German actor who remembered for his lead role as Count Orlok in the film Nosferatu (1922) was born on September 6, 1879.

The Cat and the Canary (1927) is an American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film was released on September 9.1927 and is considered by many to be a major influence in the "old dark house" genre of films produced from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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