Sunday, October 26, 2008

1940's horror films

As often as I have watched DRACULA or THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN I suspect that I have seen GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF DRACULA, THE MUMMY’S CURSE and HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN many, many more times. I’ve been known to watch all four Universal Mummy films from the 40s more than 3 times in a single year! I am just repeatedly drawn to the ‘lesser’ Universal horror films of the that decade.

But of course, to me, they aren’t lesser. They are wonderfully quirky entertainments that have that special something that allows me to get lost in their world and forget about everything else in my life for their short running times. Pure escapist hokum, I guess.

My kind of movie.

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