Halloween Week Contest!

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Here's the original 1925 version of the Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney Sr.!
 

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Day #3 guess

Son of Dracula 1943

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Dennis
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Son of Dracula was an interesting movie because it featured Lon Chaney Jr. as Count Alucard (Dracula) though he originally played the Wolf Man, and scream queen Evelyn Ankers (the 1940s Universal monsters movies hottie!)
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as the sister of the girl who falls for the Count. This meant that Chaney Jr. played all of the monsters, Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein's Monster, and later, the Mummy!
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Day 3 Frankenstein meets the Wolfman
This was a great classic too, sort of the first crossover movie, pairing the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster, played by Bela Lugosi, who incidentally had turned down the role in the original Frankenstein in 1931 since he would be unrecognizable in the makeup!

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This is a long video, but is a compilation of some of the most famous scenes from the Universal Monsters movies, a lot of fun for this time of year! The atmosphere from the movies was so awesome, coming from the fact that most of the movies were almost exclusively shot at Universal studios in the 30s and 40s, on their studio lot that was called "Little Europe" with the castles, cottages, etc. that appeared in so many of the most famous scenes!


I was also chuckling before, I have found a few of these video tapes at yard sales or resale shops over the years, and thought of the 14.99 Gram paid for so many of these for me....now you can buy VHS tapes by weight! The Classic Collection was a cool re-packaging and release to the VHS collectors market in about 1993 I believe. Interest has ebbed and flowed over the years, but the late 80s and early 90s was a real era of rediscovery....I think Universal Studios Florida has some theme attractions with the monsters that opened around that time as well!

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