Sunday, July 30, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History July 30 - August 5, 2017

Invisible Agent (1942) the fourth film in the Universal Studios Invisible Man series, was directed by Edwin L. Marin, screenplay by Curt Siodmak, who had co-written The Invisible Man Returns in 1940. Siodmak, a refugee from Nazi Germany, gave the film a strong anti-Nazi tone.  Invisible Agent (1942 was a wartime propaganda production film meant to boost morale at the American home front was released on July 31, 1942.  The film starred Peter Lorre, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Ilona Massey and Jon Hall as Frank Raymond as the Invisible agent.

Mad Love (1935) a film adaptation of Maurice Renard's story The Hands of Orlac was directed by Karl Freund, and was Peter Lorre’s , American film debut. The film which also stars Frances Drake and Colin Clive was released on August 2, 1935.

White Zombie (1932) was released on August 4, 1932. This Pre-Code horror film was the first feature length zombie film which featured   Bela Lugosi and former silent film star Madge Bellamy.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) the seventh installment in the Halloween film series was released on August 5, 1998.  The film was directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, who had made her film debut in Halloween(1978).

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