Tag: Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) is famed for playing the title role in Universal’s Dracula (1931). He went on to star in many horrors including Island of Lost Souls, The Raven, The Black Cat, Son of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein 1948 REVIEW

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Bela Lugosi returns to the cape for Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Guest writer KEVIN NICKELSON explains how Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein made film history

Bela Lugosi haunted by dark past in Hungary

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Bela Lugosi Dracula
Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS reveals a strange tale from Bela Lugosi's past in Hungary

The Raven 1935 REVIEW

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The Raven 1934 Review
Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi's second collaboration, the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Raven (1935). Review by RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES.

The Black Cat 1934 REVIEW

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The Black Cat 1934
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at The Black Cat 1934, the first encounter between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!!

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!

An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends (1967) AUDIO

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Evening with Boris Karloff and Friends
Just in time for Halloween, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES introduces "An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends"

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943

The Body Snatcher 1945 REVIEW

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Body Snatcher 1945 Boris Karloff
The Body Snatcher 1945 starring Boris Karloff is the definition of psychological horror, says ANN MASSEY

The Dark Eyes of London (1939) REVIEW

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CARL SYKES reviews The Dark Eyes of London, the first UK film to receive a H for Horrific Certificate!

Son of Frankenstein 1939 REVIEW

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Son of Frankenstein 1939 was one of Universal Studio's last great horrors, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942 REVIEW

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STEPHEN JACOBS casts a critical eye on The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

The Head of Janus 1920, FW Murnau’s Lost Jekyll and Hyde

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Head of Janus 1920
The Head of Janus may be the greatest lost horror film you've never heard of!

Bela Lugosi’s Dead, a look back on the Bauhaus classic

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Bela Lugosi's Dead: DOM COOPER explains how a classic horror star influenced Northampton Goth Rock outfit Bauhaus

Island of Lost Souls 1933 REVIEW

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Island of Lost Souls 1933
Banned by the British Censors Three Times, Island of Lost Souls 1933 was worth the wait of seeing, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

Dracula 1931 REVIEW

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Dracula 1931 Film
Dracula 1931, starring Bela Lugosi, is reviewed by CHRISTOPHER PAGE

Chris vs Bela: The Ultimate Dracula Showdown

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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.

5 Greatest Dracula Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Frank Langella played up the seductive side of the Count in Dracula (1979).
Horror film historian STEPHEN JACOBS lists his top five Dracula films for The Spooky Isles

Mother Riley Meets the Vampire 1952 REVIEW

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Mother Riley Meets the Vampire
Mother Riley Meets the Vampire would be long forgotten had it not been for Bela Lugosi's appearance in this lacklustre British comedy.

Dracula 1958 REVIEW

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Dracula 1958, Horror of Dracula 1958
The memories of watching Dracula 1958 aka Horror of Dracula 1958 are still with me, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

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What are Cornish Knockers of Cornwall’s Tin Mines?

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Cornish Knockers are tiny creatures who live deep inside the dark tunnels of Cornwall's tin mines, L.H. DAVIES reports

The Appointment 1981 REVIEW

The Appointment 1981
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Horror legend DAVID McGILLIVRAY reviews The Appointment

Suicide and Ghosts: Throbbing Gristle’s Beachy Head

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Throbbing Gristle's Beachy Head is about the notorious Sussex suicide spot. DOM COOPER looks at the disturbing background to the song

Della Farrant reviews The Curse of The Highgate Vampire

Curse of the Highgate Vampire
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Della Farrant, the widow of legendary British occultist David Farrant, reviews The Curse of The Highgate Vampire, exclusively for the Spooky Isles

Beware Blue Bell Hill’s Phantom Hitchhiker

Blue Bell Hill Haunting
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Blue Bell Hill in Kent is a notorious haunting, with many weary drivers coming face to face with its phantom hitchhiker, says CALLUM CAMPBELL