This week is about monsters. Some of my favorite monsters, and an evil plant in Mexico.
One of my favorite horror movies based on one of my favorite books. Bela Lugosi’s monster is one of the most iconic characters in film history, and he did it so well.
Gary Oldman, ‘Dracula’
The first time I saw this film in the 90’s I thought it was cheesy. I didn’t watch it again until 2008 and realized while some aspects have some unintended cheese to them, it’s still a great telling of one of my favorite books. Gary Oldman makes the movie for me.
‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’
The creature inspired both comics and film for decades. ‘Swamp Thing’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ are just a couple of examples. If you haven’t seen the old black and white ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’, I suggest you add it to your Netflix disc queue.
Elsa Lanchester, ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’
I draw the bride every year during my series. It wouldn’t feel like October if I didn’t. She never utters a word and only appears at the end of the film but it’s so great. If you haven’t watched this one or any of the old Universal horror films, I suggest you start with this one.
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