1930s, 3/4, Horror, Review, Tod Browning, Universal Monsters

Dracula

The first official cinematic adaptation of Bram Stoker's seminal novel (the tales of the illegality of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu tickle me), Tod Browning's Dracula is a handsomely produced gothic romance that manages to capture enough of the novel to retain a semblance of a story while removing any kind of emotional investment. At only 74-minutes… Continue reading Dracula

Statement of Purpose, Universal Monsters

The Universal Classic Monsters: A Statement of Purpose

This is the first time I've decided to spell out why I'm doing a group of films before I actually get into it. I just thought it would be a nice marker for establishing what and why I'm doing what I'm doing, so it feels a bit less random. I mean, it's ultimately all kind… Continue reading The Universal Classic Monsters: A Statement of Purpose