Cult Horror Movies: Discover the 33 Best Scary, Suspenseful, Gory, and Monstrous Cinema Classics (Cult Movies)
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Universal Director: James Whale Producer: Carl Laemmle, Jr. Screenplay: William Hurlbutt and John L. Balderston From the novel by Mary W. Shelley Cinematography: John D. Mescall Music: Franz Waxman Editor: Ted Kent Running time: 75 minutes B&W Cast: Boris Karloff (The Monster), Colin Clive (Baron Henry Frankenstein), Valerie Hobson (Elizabeth Frankenstein), Ernest Thesiger (Dr. Septimus Pretorious), Una O’Connor (Minnie), E. E. Clive (the burgomeister), Elsa Lanchester (The Monster’s
reason for her to have an attack of rage at this time. It is in fact Frank’s appearance that sets her off; now feeling persecuted, paranoid, and guilty (like most characters in the picture), she shouts at her husband, “You hate me!” and the Brood swings into action, killing Raglan and attacking Candy. This sequence makes no sense to me, but at least it is spooky, lively, and comes after about an hour and a half of absorbing, solid cinema. The Brood turns on Candy. *The only other horror film of
relinquish their individuality. In Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), the prisoners choose not to toe the line, to revolt against what they consider to be dehumanizing prison conditions; in Baby Face Nelson (1957), Nelson rejects a life of anonymity as a law-biding citizen for fame as the FBI’s “Most Wanted” criminal; in Madigan (1968), Coogan’s Bluff (1968), and Dirty Harry (1971), hero cops choose to act according to their own devices and moral codes rather than follow the orders of their superiors.
a racist visualization of the fears a white woman has about being abducted by a black—or, as Harry Geduld and Ronald Gottesman suggest, “a white man’s sick fantasy of the Negro’s lust to ravish white women”; and a parable about the Great Depression, an interpretation I have never understood. Numerous critics contend that Kong was intentionally filmed as if it were a nightmare. (If the picture is indeed a dream, this would explain the frequent changes in Kong’s size, according to scale.) R C Dale
Ingrid Mason, Jenny Lovell, Janet Murray, Bridgette Phillips, John Fegan, Gary MacDonald. Synopsis: Saturday, Saint Valentine’s Day, 1900. The girls of Appleyard College prepare for a picnic. They exchange valentines, and breathlessly read the love poems enclosed. The only girl who cannot go to the picnic is Sara, a young orphan, who is being disciplined by Mrs. Appleyard. Sara loves the prettiest girl, Miranda, who tells her she should find someone else because “I won’t be here much longer.”