Favorite things about… The Mummy (1932)

Note: Since May is the month of Mother’s Day in the US and also the month of my mom’s birthday, I had to go for a corny pun with this month’s Favorite Things: The Mummy. Forgive my cheese! The favorite film: The Mummy, a Universal monster movie directed by Karl Freund The cast: Boris Karloff as Imhotep Arthur Byron as Sir Joseph Whemple David Manners … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Mummy (1932)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 3: Isle of the Dead (1945)

The time of the spooks is upon us! Happy almost-Halloween to my fellow classic movie buffs. Halloween on TMP means Horror Half-Week, a four-day celebration of eerie films from the early to mid-20th century. Today we’ve got Isle of the Dead, starring the great Boris Karloff. Day 1: The Walking Dead (1936); Day 2: The Giant Behemoth (1959) While his men bury their plague-striken dead, … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 3: Isle of the Dead (1945)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Walking Dead (1936)

The time of the spooks is upon us! Happy almost-Halloween to my fellow Old Movie Weirdos. Halloween on TMP means Horror Half-Week, a four-day celebration of eerie films from the early to mid-20th century. Today we kick off the 2016 series with a review of 1936’s The Walking Dead, starring the great Boris Karloff. John Elman (Boris Karloff) has recently been released from prison… just … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Walking Dead (1936)

Horror Half-Week: The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)

Welcome to the final day of Horror Half-Week, and happy Halloween! We’ve worked our way back in time and today will be taking a look at a horror flick from the 1930s. Previous posts in this year’s Horror Half-Week celebration: The 1960s – Favorite things about… Night of the Living Dead The 1950s – The Screaming Skull The 1940s – Strangler of the Swamp Dr. … Continue reading Horror Half-Week: The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)

Mill Creek Musings: The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. The Mystery of Mr. Wong marks my sixth viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. Brendan Edwards (Morgan Wallace) is a wealthy (and kind of smarmy) gem collector who has come … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

The Black Cat (1934)

*This review contains mild spoilers. Joan (Julie Bishop) and Peter Alison (David Manners) are on a honeymoon train in Hungary when a ticket mix-up causes them to have to share their compartment with Dr. Vitus Werdegast (Bela Lugosi), a psychiatrist who is returning to his hometown after spending fifteen years as a prisoner of war. But small tragedy strikes when the bus bound for their … Continue reading The Black Cat (1934)