Sunday, February 4, 2018

This week In Fright Film History February 4 - 10, 2018

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.

John Carradine an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns was born on Febuary 5, 1906. Carradine was a member of Cecil B. DeMille's and John Ford,s stock company. He noted for being one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history.

The Monster Walks (1932) an American horror film directed by Frank R. Strayer and starring Rex Lease, Vera Reynolds, Sheldon Lewis, and Mischa Auer was released on Febuary 7, 1932.

The Spiral Staircase (1946) directed by Robert Siodmak based on Ethel Lina White's novel Some Must Watch was released on February 7, 1946. The film starred Dorothy McGuire, George Brent and Ethel Barrymore.

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) written by Charles B. Griffith and produced and directed by Roger Corman was released on February 10, 1957.The film was Corman's most profitable film to date.

Lon Chaney, Jr. born Creighton Chaney on February 10, 1906 was the son of famous silent film actor Lon Chaney. Lon Chaney, Jr. was an American actor best known for playing Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941).

The Uninvited (1944) was directed by Lewis Allen and released on February 10, 1944. The film  is based on the Dorothy Macardle novel Uneasy Freehold and  stars Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey. Charles Lang was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematography.

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