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

Frankenstein

Dracula was a big success for Universal and producer Carl Laemmle Jr. set out to follow up the gothic romance with something similar in terms of tone and reputation. What he ended up picking was an adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel about man conquering nature to create life and the fallout that follows. Eventually… Continue reading Frankenstein

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