Saturday, January 6, 2018

This Week in Fright Film History January 7-13 , 2018

Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams an American cartoonist known for creating the comic strip “  The Addams Family” was born on January 7, 1912.  

The Vampire Bat (1933) an American horror movie directed by Frank R. Strayer and  starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye was released on January 10, 1933.

The Invisible Man Returns (1940) was a sequel to the 1933 film The Invisible Man. The film starred Vincent Price (in his first horror-film), Cecil Kellaway, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nan Grey, and Alan Napier, who would later play Alfred the butler in the 1960’s Batman TV series. The Invisible Man Returns was released on January 12, 1940.

Son of Frankenstein (1939), the sequel to Bride of Frankenstein (1935) was directed by Rowland V. Lee and starred Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi was released on January 13, 1939.   Son of Frankenstein (1939) was the third film in Universal Studios' Frankenstein series and the last to feature Karloff as the Monster and was the first to feature Bela Lugosi as Ygor.

The Monkey's Paw (1933) an American horror film directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, based on the story, The Monkey's Paw (1902) by W.W. Jacobs was released on January 13, 1933. This film is considered a lost film.

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