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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive reviewed by: The masked reviewer Bride of Frankenstein begins with Mary Shelley informing her friends that she has written a sequel to her masterpiece. She begins this story at the end of Frankenstein with Dr. Henry Frankenstein...
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Cat People

Cat People (1942)
movie review of Cat People –  by The Masked Reviewer In Cat People, a beautiful Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) marries marine engineer Oliver Reed (Kent Smith). All is going well until the wedding night, Irena refuses to consummate her marriage to Oliver. The next day...
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The Fly

The Fly (1958) starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price
The Fly (1958) starring  David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price Many people think of  The Fly as a monster movie.  But that’s not correct.  The Fly is a psychological thriller, where a beautiful young wife (Patricia Owens) has murdered her rich, successful husband (David Hedison) – a brilliant...
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Synopsis of Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man  Fresh graduates from detective school, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, get their first case —  recapturing the escaped killer, Tommy Nelson. Nelson, however, the the typical “convicted of a crime that he didn’t commit” — and has a scientist friend give...
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The Curse of Frankenstein

Synopsis of  Curse of Frankenstein In The Curse of Frankenstein, Baron Victor von Frankenstein is facing execution for the murders that he has committed.   He tells the story of how he came to this point, telling his story in flashback. The story of how he learned to reanimate the...
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Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) starring Peter Cushing, Neil McCallum,  Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Max Adrian, Donald Sutherland Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors was Amicus’ first attempt at an anthology of 5 horror stories, with a very good framing device. The entire film takes place on a...
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The Monster and the Girl

The Monster and the Girl (1941) starring George Zucco, Ellen Drew, Phillip Terry, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas
The Monster and the Girl (1941) starring George Zucco, Ellen Drew, Phillip Terry, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas The Monster and the Girl is a very good “B” movie, well acted, with a cast that the audience cares about. It begins as a courtroom drama, only to pivot to...
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Werewolf of London

Werewolf of London (1935), starring Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson
Werewolf of London (1935), starring Henry Hull, Warner Oland,  Valerie Hobson In Universal Picture’s first werewolf film, the 1935 Werewolf of London, there are several themes woven together. One is simply that of a scientist seeking to expand knowledge — Dr. Wilfrid Glendon (Henry Hull), who’s traveling in...
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The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele It has been said that Vincent Price often played the role of the tragic monster — and that’s never truer than in  The Pit and the Pendulum. Vincent Price plays Don Nicholas Medina, a man whose wife...
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The Raven (1935)

The doctor and the judge
The Raven (1935), starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff Synopsis of The Raven A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin (Bela Lugosi), who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer...
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