Tag Archive for ‘Bela Lugosi’

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932) blu-ray review

I’m thrilled to spotlight the first submission by a new contributor to Once Upon a Screen, Rob Medaska.  Rob’s posts will be featured in “Medaska’s Mess” and will include reviews and commentaries on his varied classic passions.  So, without further ado…I… Read More ›

The Wolf Man (1941)

Presented with spoilers, a commentary on a film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures in 1941, directed by George Waggner… “Even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the… Read More ›

Hammer’s Horror of Dracula

Memorable films are aplenty, but few films have changed the course of legend as did… Universal Studios gave the world an unforgettable face to ascribe to Bram Stoker’s legendary character when it released Tod Browning’s, Dracula in 1931.  Playing Count… Read More ›

Mark of the Vampire (1935)

In the small village of Vioska in Czechoslovakia… Sir Karell Borotyn is found dead in his study – his body completely drained of blood.  He has two small wounds on his neck.  The local doctor, Doskil, immediately suspects that this… Read More ›

Ninotchka

“Prologue: This picture takes place in Paris in those wonderful days when a siren was a brunette and not an alarm – and if a Frenchman turned out the light it was not on account of an air raid!” “Garbo… Read More ›

Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi

Edward D. Wood, Jr. was born in 1924 to a blue-collar family in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  They say his mother, Lillian, dressed him up like a girl throughout his early childhood until people started making comments about it.  Wood grew up during… Read More ›

Dracula, a tribute

This week (May 26th to be exact) marks the 125th anniversary of the release of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.  It went on sale for the first time in London bookshops on that day in 1897.  Since (to me) that novel… Read More ›

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