Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Devil Bat’ Bela Lugosi chews the scenery and plays with a mutant bat in ‘The Devil Bat.’ Thanks to his legendary performance in Dracula, Bela Lugosi has earned himself a spot on the Mount Rushmore of classic horror. But he’s more than just the Count; he’s played fake vampires (Mark of […]
In retrospect, it would appear as if Universal Studios owned the American horror cinema market in the 1930s. In actuality, however, nearly every studio in town was making horror films just as prolifically during that decade, with RKO Radio Pictures (King Kong, The Most Dangerous Game), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Freaks, Mad Love), and Columbia Pictures (Black Moon, […]
Between the success of “The Walking Dead” on television and the campiness of any number of the “X vs. Zombies” movies in theaters (or, more likely, on VOD), zombies are literally everywhere, having invaded every last fiber of popular culture. George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead is usually credited with inventing the modern […]
Tod Browning is known to most movie fans as the director of the classic Universal horror film Dracula. The seminal Bram Stoker tale is not Browning’s only foray into the vampire mythos, however; four years earlier, in 1927, Browning made London After Midnight with Lon Chaney, and four years after, in 1935, Browning essentially remade […]
Phantom Ship (1935) completely makes up its account of the final journey of the Mary Celeste, with a sinister performance by Bela Lugosi.