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

Werewolf of London

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 director Stuart Walker to develop a lot of werewolf lore… Continue reading Werewolf of London

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

Bride of Frankenstein

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 film while also providing pure camp as a counterbalance, Bride… Continue reading Bride of Frankenstein