Frankenstein (1931) Director: James Hale Based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel of the same name (Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus), James Hale's film was one of two classic monster/horror movies made by Carl Laemmie Jr.'s studio, Universal Pictures, in 1931 -and both films saved the studio from near destitution. Originally, Bela Lugosi, from Dracula, was … Continue reading Frankenstein


Dracula (1931) Director: Tod Browning Tod Browning, known for his horror film productions, delivers a true classic in American horror for Carl Laemmie's Universal Pictures. Bela Lugosi, the Hungarian born actor, was cast as Count Dracula, after Lon Chaney Sr. unexpectedly died of throat cancer. Though he provided one of the most memorable performances in … Continue reading Dracula