Karloff would not go thru the agony of the Frankenstein make-up again, but he did play a Mad (Is their any other kind?!) Scientist who is about to raise Dracula (Carradine but should have been Lugosi) from the dead.Here is a fun lobby card from this 1944 fright fest.
Boris Karloff as an Oriental Detective? Yes. When the 20th Century Fox Charlie Chan movies proved successful, what else could Monogram do then release a series of copy cats. They needed a "name" star for their series. In stepped Boris. Here is a rare lobby to put your eyeballs on.
Another rare photo from my Favorite Karloff Film. Here Boris meets the Blind Hermit, the Monster's only real friend in the film. The scene was played for laughs in Mel Brooks homage, Young Frankenstein (1974).
My number 1 favorite Horror (And everything else) Actor is being honored by: http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/ My little contribution over the next several days will be these restored Posters and Photos. I begin with THE APE (1940). A Monagram programmer with King Karloff as Dr. Bernard Adrian, A kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a vicious circus ape has broken out of its cage, and is terrorizing towns people. We find out that the "escaped" ape is our own boogieman, dressed in an Ape pelt. What better way to gather spinal fluid from un-suspecting victims?!
Here is one of the most visually pleasing posters ever made!........In my opinion. Here is the re-release poster to this 1932 classic from 1938! Fully restored and staring at you! Would make a nifty t-shirt, dontcha think?!
Yes Kiddies, it's time for another still of Uncle Bela lurking behind a Fireplace. This atmospheric shot is from THE APE MAN (1943). One of those Monogram quickies that our beloved B. was doing to make ends meet.
Louise Brooks lays down for a quick nap or simply for the still photographer?. Her amazing beauty captured forever. What do Louise and Jack the Ripper have in common? Watch the great Pandora's Box (1929) to find out.