Heute der Klassiker: "Plan 9 from Outer Space", 1959
Hollywood-Magie in ihrer reinsten, unschuldigen Form. Menschen sind seltsam und witzig und wollen um jeden Preis Geschichten erzählen. Egal ob sie gut darin sind oder...nun ja....Ed Wood. ❤
Wikipedia: "The storyline concerns extraterrestrials who are seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe. The aliens implement "Plan 9", a scheme to resurrect the Earth's dead, referred to as "ghouls". By causing chaos, the aliens hope the crisis will force humanity to listen to them. If not, the aliens will then destroy mankind with armies of the undead."
#plan9#plan9fromouterspace#edwarddwoodjr#edwood#oldhollywood#vintagehorror#movies#vampira#ghouls#belalugosi#torjohnson#ufos #👽 #draw#paint#gurkensalat
still alive & still at work. 3rd cup of coffee, about to be on my 4th🤨
#mcm is #belalugosi , one person i regret not having the pleasure of meeting. what an absolute legend🖤
i’m so glad i can say i have this man tattooed on my body for the rest of my life.
I'm enjoying the Old Hollywood podcast @youmustrememberthis. It's weird that Ive seen more caricatures of Bela Lugosi, the original Dracula, than the actual actor. He kind of looks like a Daniel Craig/Ralph Fiennes mix when he's not doing the Drac scowl.
- Dracula's accent was Lugosi's everyday Hungarian accent with more dramatic pauses.
- He fancied himself and Dracula as the ultimate ladies' man and would constantly say how good-looking he was.
- He had a serious rivalry/dislike with Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) who was seen as the better and more successful actor.
- He married five times. The last was in his 60s to a 30 year old.
- Before Dracula, he was often the leading man in Hungarian films.
- He had couches made to look like coffins.
- He had a difficult morphine addiction by his 60s, often injecting in his legs.
- He died at 73, found by his fifth wife, Hope, lying in bed.
- He was buried in his vampire costume. .
El ladrón de cadáveres (1945) Robert Wise
"Edimburgo, 1831. Donald Fettes, un joven estudiante de medicina, llega a la mansión del doctor MacFarlane, un prestigioso cirujano y profesor, para servirle como ayudante. El siniestro cochero John Gray es quien le proporciona clandestinamente al médico los cadáveres que utiliza en sus clases y en sus investigaciones, cadáveres frescos procedentes de las tumbas del cercano cementerio. Gray aprovechará la situación para chantajear a MacFarlane, poniendo así, inconscientemente, su vida en peligro." #bodysnatcher#boriskarloff#belalugosi#robertwise#videodromo#videodromoproyecciones#cinema#movies#film
Dracula. 1931 (Bluray)
CAN YOU COUNT ON THIS TO BE THE CLASSIC EVERYONE SAYS IT IS?
Kicking off my universal monsters review series is Dracula. Just shy of 90 years old i found this hard to review. Films have moved on so much but i really wanted to see these movies as they are well known horror classics worldwide. The ancient vampire, Dracula (Bela Lugosi) travels from his gothic castle to london and preys on the women there. Its up to the famous Doctor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) to uncover what is going on and to stop Dracula from his murderous biting spree. This film started off really well. It had a chilling feel when the characters were warning the real estate agent Renfield (Dwight Frye) not to go up to the castle, the misty scenes and sounds of wolves in the background. It had the feel of a good old fashioned horror movie. Bela Lugosi soon is introduced and his stare just owns the screen. Someone will ask him a simple question and you can't help but feel a sense of chill when he stares at them with his cold look. He was the best thing about the movie for me. Perfect for the role. However as the film goes on i just feel as if it lost its way a bit. Sure there were still a good few scenes but I just found myself getting a little bored after a promising start. I love the way its filmed and the feeling i got from watching it but the story just let it down i thought. I don't know if i missed something here because this movie gets such high praise but i can only tell you my honest opinion. It may not have aged very well who knows. Maybe you should make your own mind up on this one.
Fun Fact : When Dracula and Renfield travel to London by boat, the scene is borrowed from a silent film by Universal called 'The Storm Breaker'
Best Moment : When Renfield is on the horse carriage going to the castle he looks out to see the driver is nowhere to be seen.
Best Quote : Renfield 'This is a very strange conversation for people who are not meant to be crazy'
Score : 6/10
The cool part about taking on custom artwork is that it’s always different. Each person gets a painting that is unique to them. ☺️ It also helps me to break out of my own ideas and expand my abilities. .
So here we have Bela Lugosi, who acted as Count Dracula back in 1931. 🎬🎨 - Sold
Starting my day off with a hidden gem: Night of Terror (1933), starring Bela Lugosi. 🖤 This chiller tells a story of murder and mystery, as heirs to a vast fortune attend a séance in the family’s spooky old mansion and find themselves targeted by a serial killer! 💀 #BelaLugosi#ClassicHorror#Horror#Horrorgram#NightOfTerror
Here is the variant for my Dracula poster from the @mondotees Universal Monster show! Typography from that era remains my favourite, so I had a lot of fun on the titles here. It was @animalrummy who suggested featuring different titles on the main/variant versions. #dracula#univeralmonsters#mondo#art#horror#screenprint#belalugosi
International House (A. Edward Sutherland, 1933)
Proof positive I think that Fields’ is much better utilised in feature films where he plays a bit part in the context of a large ensemble of equally talented performers. International House is essentially a glorified variety performance, assembled together under the vaguest pretences of a plot where a group of international business people travel to China to bid for a “Radioscope” (A proto-television) made by a Chinese inventor. Aside from a rather unfortunate use of yellowface for said Chinese inventor (Although props to treating the Asian characters with far more dignity and respect then Breakfast at Tiffany’s ever did), it still holds up really well as a device to highlight the talents of many of the 1930’s biggest acts. Fields brings his penchant for anarchic and destructive comedy (Climaxing in the brilliant final sequence which combines early stop-motion animation with a penchant for automobile chaos which could give Mad Max a run for its money), with more traditional comedic like Burns and Allen who offer Marx Brothers levels of verbal wit. Hell even Bela Lugosi turns up, and he’s only in the film for about 5 minutes! And if you prefer your entertainment to be more musically oriented, treat yourself to a performance by Cab Calloway’s jazz band, bandleader of one of the first popular African-American ensembles, or early Teen Idol and pop singer Rudy Vallee. It’s quite remarkable how it all comes together to make just a really fun piece of pre-code entertainment. #film#cinema#movie#classicfilm#filmblog#filmcollection#filmoftheday#filmmaking#filmreview#filmposter#filmtime#internationalhouse#aedwardsutherland#1933#wcfields#belalugosi#georgeburns#gracieallen#cabcalloway#comedy#slapstick#variety#blackandwhite#blackandwhitefilm