Monday, November 30, 2009

RARE Bride of Frank. still


Until this surfaced recently, I had never seen it. Great atmosphere as the grave robbers go about their task as the Monster looks on.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

House of Boris-stein


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.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Boris makes Wong, Right


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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bride of Frankenstein - The Hermit


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).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Black Cat (1934)


A perfect example of Boris Karloff's ability to convey pure evil with minimal make-up. Look at the intensity in that face!.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Boris & Bela!


A still from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939) with Boris as "you know who", and Bela as Igor. I have never seen this prior to recently. Notice the detail of the make-up on the top of the Monster's hand.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Boris Karloff Blog-A-Thon! Day 1


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?!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oh La-La!


Makes you want to go to this show. Colorful and Eye Catching!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

White Zombie-fied!


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?!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bela Goes Ape!


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.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lovely Louise


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.