Friday, October 25, 2013

Classic Monster Movies

There's something about old black-and-white monster movies....I like the dramatic lighting, and the quiet, more subtle, storytelling, and who can resist Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi in their most iconic roles? (Lon Chaney Jr.'s not so bad either.) Plus, it's fun to see where all the other monster/horror films originated. And with Halloween quickly approaching, it's the perfect time of year to revisit these classic films. Best of all? These movies aren't gory or too scary, so the whole family can watch and enjoy them together. Here are a few of my favorites (but start with The Mummy; it's the best):





What's your favorite monster movie classic?










4 comments:

  1. I don't think I have seen any of these...tragic. I hear good things about The Mummy, so maybe I will start with that one!

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    1. It's good! And you'll be surprised how much the Brendan Frazier version of The Mummy drew from this older version.

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  2. I really want to see Dracula because I'm reading the book right now, and it's a really good book :)

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    1. Dracula is a great book! I was so impressed when I read it. The movie isn't quite as good...but it's fun to see what they included from the book, and what they didn't. Son of Dracula, with Lon Chaney, is even better than Dracula.

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