Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
"The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!"
Dracula (1931), via scumsberg.
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN:
“It should be a helluva downer, but Whale’s story — and, more importantly, Karloff’s performance — generates a greater realization. I walk out of BRIDE knowing that everyone feels misunderstood. Everyone is in need of a friend who both accepts and “gets” them. There are many times in life when we don’t have such friends, but that’s a sad fact mitigated by our unity in longing. Anyone who really pays attention to BRIDE identifies with the creature. In one of the single finest performances ever captured on film, Karloff represents all of our longing, all of our simple joy, all of our optimism, and in the end, a determined and brave wisdom to which all of us can only aspire.”
I made another batch of iTunes movie posters for some classic Universal Monster movies, inspired by the old Crestwood House books. I make them 667x1000 so they look nice on the iPad.
I was a big fan of the old Crestwood House books devoted to Universal Studios Monsters, to I’ve been making iTunes movie art in a similar style.
"As a character, Griffin is almost constructed in reverse. We know nothing of him upon his snowy arrival to a country inn at the start of the film. Even his face is masked in bandages, robbing us of any traditional connections to him. And while the movie would have you believe that invisibility drives him around the bend, we find out he’s always been a bit of an asshole. He’s dismissive of the town’s locals (who are all presented as a bunch of drunken imbeciles, letting you know whose side Whale is really on) and grows increasingly abusive toward them. This builds into an early crescendo in the film as Griffin throws a temper tantrum for the ages. He tosses the landlord down the stairs, vandalizes his room at the inn and begins the first of many naked rampages. It’s like GRAND THEFT AUTO with mad science.”