Halloween Week Contest!


Staff member
Transactions: 5
Hey all, its a perfect rainy day with wind and lightning here in Southern Illinois, and I got a fun contest for this Halloween, which has always been a favorite holiday of mine! As a child, I loved dressing up and getting all the trick or treat candy possible, and now as an adult, its fun to help my kids with their costumes and go out and have fun going around the neighborhoods!

I grew up as a Universal Monsters fanatic, and watched so many of the movies over and over! Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney (Senior and Junior!), Claude Rains, and so many others were favorite actors of mine at the time. Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) was long considered to be maybe the standout of that group, largely due to his daughter Sara's film preservation efforts. Sara is a very gracious signer, and I created this custom 8x10 with her signature, and this is our contest prize! Her signature is strikingly similar to her father's, specifically in how they both sign their last name "Karloff."


So, tell me what the first Universal Monster movie I watched was from the list below, and you win the 8x10! Just guess the right movie! One guess per member per day, and I will keep track of who guessed which movie! (I will also occasionally give a hint, if needed!)

The possible movies that I have actually seen:

The Phantom of the Opera 1925 @bfd13 Day 2
Dracula 1931 @DaSoxFan Day 1
Frankenstein 1931 @LarryG Day 1
The Mummy 1932 @dlackey Day 1
The Invisible Man 1933 @dlackey Day 2
The Bride of Frankenstein 1935 @dad3309@ Day 2
Werewolf of London 1935 @K.C._Royals! Day 1
The Raven 1935 @dad3309@ Day 5
Son of Frankenstein 1939 @dlackey Day 4
The Wolf Man 1941 @Mechjo16 Day 1
The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942 @dragonslayer913 Day 5
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943 @dad3309@ Day 3
Phantom of the Opera 1943 @gwynn_fan Day 5
Son of Dracula 1943 @dlackey. Day 3
House of Frankenstein 1944 @Mechjo16 Day 2
House of Dracula 1945 @gwynn_fan Day 3
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948 @bfd13 Day 1
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff 1949 @dragonslayer913/USER] Day 3
Abbott and Costello meet the Invisible Man 1951 [USER=8836]@dragonslayer913
Day 2
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1953 @northicehero99 Day 3
Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 @dad3309@ Day 1
Revenge of the Creature 1955 @Mechjo16 Day 4
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 1955 @dragonslayer913 Day 2
The Creature Walks Among Us 1956 @dad3309@ Day 4

**I have to give a shout out to two honorable mention movies from the era: United Artists' White Zombie from 1932 starring Bela Lugosi:

and 1935's Mark of the Vampire from MGM starring Lionel Barrymore and Bela Lugosi:
While not part of the Universal horror cycle, they are classics of the era, both featuring Lugosi during his prime years.**

Contest closes Halloween night, at which time I will announce the winner (not at midnight though, I get tired long before then!!)

Thanks everyone for playing, and God bless!

Last edited:


5.00 star(s)
I'll guess Frankenstein, thinking that would be one to start of with.

Thanks for the fun contest!