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Old 07-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #1001
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:22 AM   #1002
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Just started this.

BTW, we watched the 1941 WolfMan last night since there was a full moon.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #1003
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BTW, we watched the 1941 WolfMan last night since there was a full moon.
LOL. I've done that (watched Chaney or another werewolf movie on a full moon) a bunch of times (but not last night).
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:47 AM   #1004
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One of the presents I got from my lovely wife for my birthday Sunday (gloat, gloat, gloat).
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:51 AM   #1005
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And probably because she thought Mr. Belasko should have equal time, my lovely wife also got this for me.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #1006
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The Lost Years?

Ooh. Ooh. Did he have no home? Was he hunted, despised, and living like an animal?
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #1007
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Lost to his heroin addiction perhaps?
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #1008
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Ooh. Ooh. Did he have no home? Was he hunted, despised, and living like an animal?
Who knows...he was too busy BUILDING A RACE...OF ATOMIC SUPERMEN...

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Lost to his heroin addiction perhaps?
Actually, it was morphine that had been prescribed to him because of a war injury during World War I that had become chronic.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:04 PM   #1009
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Actually, it was morphine that had been prescribed to him because of a war injury during World War I that had become chronic.
Well, Paul Marco and some others said they saw him shoot up the big H too. They could be lying, but most opiate addicts (I've known one or two ex-users) go through them all eventually.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:38 AM   #1010
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Well, Paul Marco and some others said they saw him shoot up the big H too. They could be lying, but most opiate addicts (I've known one or two ex-users) go through them all eventually.
Well, it's possible, but I'm not sure I would think of Paul Marco as a reliable source.
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Yeah, didn't he think he had a horse's head for one year of his life? I think that was him (one of the Woodites anyway).

I just feel like I've read more than once Lugosi actually progressed to heroin. Usually opium addicts take what they can get, whether just opioids like demeral or percocet or straight to chasing the dragon when able.
Whatever he was doing, he was definitely shooting it, but that could be morphine, demerol, dilaudid, etc.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:35 AM   #1012
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Big beautiful Full Moon so you know what that means. First up tonight:

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Yeah, I'm going to watch a werewolf movie too for this Harvest Moon but I'm trying to decide between House of Dracula and Howling 4.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:48 AM   #1014
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Yeah, I'm going to watch a werewolf movie too for this Harvest Moon but I'm trying to decide between House of Dracula and Howling 4.


I went with this one next even though I never have liked Lugosi as the Monster...don't get me wrong! Great as Dracula, Dr. Mirakal, Murder Legendre, The Sayer of the Law, etc. etc. etc. but not Frankie.
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I went with this one next even though I never have liked Lugosi as the Monster...don't get me wrong! Great as Dracula, Dr. Mirakal, Murder Legendre, The Sayer of the Law, etc. etc. etc. but not Frankie.
I briefly considered watching Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman. I went with House of Dracula but only watched half and it was lights-out time. I'll finish tonight.

Yeah, Bela is okay, but just okay as the monster. It's funny that in the movie Ed Wood when he's giving his tirade against Karloff and how easy playing the monster is they neglect both the fact that Lugosi played the monster and he co-starred with Karloff a couple times.
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House of Dracula (1948)

"I will explain everything, before sunrise."



Seen this many times, but it's always fun.



So, not liking BL as the monster, how do you feel about Glenn Strange, Abin? I feel he made a very acceptable Karloff substitute.



And I really like John Carradine as Dracula. Something about him just says aristocratic vampire.



And here's Miliza Morelle (Martha O'Dricoll) playing "Moonlight Sonata." As with the dozens of other horror movies I've heard this in, she stops off (here at least with an excuse---the count controls her to play a native tune) just before the piece goes into its upbeat tempo (which remains for the rest of the sonata if people actually got to hear the whole thing).

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Old 09-23-2013, 03:23 AM   #1018
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So, not liking BL as the monster, how do you feel about Glenn Strange, Abin? I feel he made a very acceptable Karloff substitute.

And I really like John Carradine as Dracula. Something about him just says aristocratic vampire.

And here's Miliza Morelle (Martha O'Dricoll) playing "Moonlight Sonata." As with the dozens of other horror movies I've heard this in, she stops off (here at least with an excuse---the count controls her to play a native tune) just before the piece goes into its upbeat tempo (which remains for the rest of the sonata if people actually got to hear the whole thing).
I've always thought Strange would have been great if they had actually given him something to do. The most screen time he ever got was in A&CMF. I actually prefer him to BL or Lon Jr.

And Carradine made an excellent Dracula. I really wish that they had cast him in Son of Dracula instead of Lon Jr. (no I'm not hatin' on them. LOL)

Well, that movement does stay fairly lugubrious to the end, but the next movement is at a breakneck speed. That is a very good scene. When I saw Hammer's Kiss of the Vampire, there's a scene that was reminiscent of this one, but one of the vampires was the one at the piano.
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I was remiss yesterday for not posting this, but October 6th was the anniversary of the passing of Mr. Tod Browning 51 years ago.

We're still thinkin' about ya, sir!









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Old 10-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #1020
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Started The Annual October Countdown fairly well, although I got jammed up this weekend with gigs. Our story thus far since the 1st of the month:






Also managed to watch all but the last episode of the 3rd season of The Walking Dead, but that's a subject for another time and a different thread.

Plus, if I get to feeling better, a locally owned renovated neighborhood theater is showing "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" on the big screen tonight, so send me some happy juju so I can go.
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Hey, does anyone know if the original "Nosferatu" from the 20s has been released on DVD?
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Multiple times. Cheapie versions out there but Kino and better will cost a bit more.
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Okay, thanks.

I've seen the 70s version on DVD available many times, but never the original. I want to see the creepy feel it has to it that only a really old black and white film can do.
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The Clayton Theater in Delaware was showing Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein tonight but the weather was too crappy to go out so we stayed at home and watched it instead.

Would have been nice to have seen it on the big screen.









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Multiple times. Cheapie versions out there but Kino and better will cost a bit more.
He needs a Region 2 DVD though. Not sure that Kino distributes in the UK. However, there are good R2 versions out there, apparently.

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That's a shame. I've never seen any of the classic Universals on a big screen. The closest I got was seeing The Creature Walks Among Us at a con on maybe 9" screen.
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