Tag Archive: Bela Lugosi

Jan 16 2016

Episode 62 – Dracula

DraculaWe’ve been circling this one for a while.  Having watched Ed Wood, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and Horror of Dracula, it is finally time to look at the role that both defined and trapped Bela Lugosi: Dracula.  Our first Universal horror film and one of the best known, we took a look at this classic retelling of Bram Stoker’s novel.  After watching the movie, we talked about the careers of many of the actors, the legacy of Universal horror films and – as always – a bunch of other stuff.

Up next, we stick with classic horror and watch The Phantom of the Opera!

Dracula (1931)
Dracula poster Rating: 7.6/10 (38,346 votes)
Director: Tod Browning
Writer: Bram Stoker (by), Hamilton Deane (from the play adapted by), John L. Balderston (from the play adapted by), Garrett Fort (play)
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye
Runtime: 75 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Released: 14 Feb 1931
Plot: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Sep 02 2014

Episode 30 – Plan 9 From Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer SpaceHaving tackled Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, we used our latest episode to look at Ed Wood’s magnum opus, Plan 9 From Outer Space!  The film, rightly or wrongly, is hailed as the worst movie of all time.  Our friend and bad movie aficionado Kelvin Hatle joins us once again to explore what will forever be known as Bela Lugosi’s last film.  Listen as we talk about how this film got made and how it went from obscurity to cult classic.

Our next episode will be all about one of the best movies ever made: Citizen Kane!

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Plan 9 from Outer Space poster Rating: 4.0/10 (32,328 votes)
Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Stars: Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene
Runtime: 79 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 22 Jul 1959
Plot: Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.