Author STEPHEN JACOBS delves into the sordid 1940s Hollywood sex scandal that engulfed English Universal Horror Star Lionel Atwill
Ernest Thesiger, who played Dr Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London
Today is the birthday of James Whale, the England-born director of some of Universal Horror’s most well-loved masterpieces
ADAM SCOVELL says The Bride of Frankenstein “showcases all of Whale’s wonderfully subversive & quintessentially British qualities”
Dracula (1931 Spanish Version) reviewed by CHRISTOPHER PAGE
Who is your favourite Dracula? The Spooky Isles talks to horror film historian Alan Frank about the merits of two leading contenders for the King of the Vampires – Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi.
Universal Pictures made the best horror films of the Golden Years of Hollywood. And the big-name actors who starred in these masterpieces were almost entirely British.Today we begin our three-part series to celebrate some of these British Universal stars …
James Whale brings HG Wells novel to the silver screen, making movie SPX history and a seminal classic equal to his iconic Frankenstein
I WATCHED Frankenstein (1931) today – the first time I have seen the complete film in over 20 years. To my delight, I discovered the copy I had was the restored version.