The Very Witching Time of Night: Dark Alleys of Classic Horror Cinema

The Very Witching Time of Night: Dark Alleys of Classic Horror Cinema


The publication covers strange and sometimes dazzling parts of horror movie heritage: (1) The harrowingly tragic lifetime of Dracula's best girl, Helen Chandler, as in detail remembered via her sister-in-law. (2) John Barrymore's 1931 horror cars Svengali and The Mad Genius, and their rejection through the general public. (3) The disastrous capturing of 1933's Murders within the Zoo, probably the main racy of all Pre-Code horror motion pictures. (4) A candid interview with the son of mythical horror celebrity Lionel Atwill. (5) The censorship battles of 1 extra River, as waged by way of Frankenstein director James Whale. (6) The adventures (and misadventures) of Boris Karloff as a celeb at Warner Bros. (7) The degree and display types of the horror/comedy Arsenic and outdated Lace. (8) creation diaries of the horror noirs Cat humans and The Curse of the Cat humans. (9) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf guy revisited. (10) Horror propaganda: The creation of Hitler's Madman. (11) Horror megastar John Carradine and the increase and fall of his Shakespearean Repertory corporation. (12) The surprise! Theatre tv phenomenon. And (13) A Tribute to Carl Laemmle, Jr., manufacturer of the unique common horror classics, together with an interview together with his girlfriend of just about forty years.

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