Film Review: Doctor X (1932)

SYNOPSIS: “The New York newspapers have dubbed him ‘The Moon Killer’. He stalks the streets at night, strangling and cannibalizing men and women, young and old. There have been six victims so far, and the police believe that a scientist at the Academy of Surgical Research is responsible. Is it Doctor Wells, with the missing left hand, who studied cannibals in Africa? Is it Doctor Haines, who looks at erotic magazines and once may have … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939)

SYNOPSIS: “Sherlock Holmes is approached by Doctor Mortimer to assist in protecting the life of his best friend’s nephew who is that very day returning to England from Canada. Mortimer’s friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died and although the coroner ruled it to be a natural death, the Doctor knows he was being chased by a legendary dog, the Hound of the Baskervilles, that has plagued the Baskerville family for years. Sir Henry Baskerville is … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Vampire Bat (1933)

Vampire Bat poster 3

SYNOPSIS: “In the small village of Kleinshloss, the locals are scared with a serial killer that is draining the blood of his victims, and the Burgomaster Gustave Schoen is convinced that a vampire is responsible for the deaths. The skeptical police inspector Karl Brettschneider is reluctant to accept the existence of vampires, but the local doctor Otto Von Neiman shows literature about cases of vampirism inclusive in Amazon. When the apple street vendor Martha Mueller … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Universal Monsters

UM Dracula 1

In 1928, Carl Laemmle Senior made his son, Carl Laemmle Junior, head of Universal Pictures as a 21st birthday present. Woo hoo! Universal already had a reputation for nepotism – at one point, seventy of Carl Senior’s relatives were supposedly on the payroll. Many of them were nephews, resulting in Carl Senior being known around the studios as Uncle Carl. If you’re wondering how to pronounce the surname, Ogden Nash once rhymed, “Uncle Carl Laemmle, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933)

Mystery Of The Wax Museum poster 1

SYNOPSIS: “In London, sculptor Ivan Igor struggles in vain to prevent his partner Worth from burning his wax museum and his ‘children.’ Years later, Igor starts a new museum in New York, but his maimed hands confine him to directing lesser artists. People begin disappearing (including a corpse from the morgue), Igor takes a sinister interest in Charlotte Duncan, fiancĂ©e of his assistant Ralph, but arouses the suspicions of Charlotte’s roommate, wisecracking reporter Florence.” (courtesy … Continue reading

1 Comment