1.5/4, 1930s, Horror, Review, Stuart Walker, Universal Monsters

Werewolf of London

#23 in my ranking of the Classic Universal Monster movies. Without James Whale or a solid literary source, it seems like Carl Laemmle really didn't know how to put together a winning monster movie. Using bits and pieces from previous, more successful, efforts Laemmle had produced, he brought in a small host of writers and… Continue reading Werewolf of London

1930s, 3.5/4, Horror, James Whale, Review, Universal Monsters

Bride of Frankenstein

#3 in my ranking of the Classic Universal Monster movies. This is what every B-movie monster mash wanted to be: a mixture of heady thematic ideas and pure entertainment, but very few ever got it as right as James Whale did in Bride of Frankenstein. Alternatively intelligently advancing the ideas presented in the first Frankenstein… Continue reading Bride of Frankenstein