Tower of London (1939) – Episode 85

Tower of London (1939)

 

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

Today’s movie is Tower of London (1939). This movie was set in 15th Century England. It has a great cast featuring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, and Barbara O’Neil.

This movie was made by Universal at the same time RKO was making the Hunchback of Norte Dame. It was one of the hottest years on record and the actors in full costumes suffered immensely.

Basil Rathbone plays the role of Richard – Duke of Gloucester. He is bent on killing his way to the English throne. Rathbone was covered in Episode 9 – …

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Werewolf of London (1935) – Episode 69

Werewolf of London (1935)

 

Welcome to today’s show, Werewolf of London (1935), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

Today’s movie is Werewolf of London (1935). I believe it is the first sound werewolf movie.

ACTORS

Henry Hull played the role of Dr. Glendon and one of the werewolves, the werewolf of London. We recently covered the great actor Henry Hull in Episode 67 – The Buccaneer (1958). Hull refused to use the heavy werewolf makeup in Werewolf of London (1935) that became the standard for later werewolf films.

Warner Oland played the role of Dr. Yogami and was the other werewolf. Born is Sweden in 1879, he moved to the US in 1892. In …

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Mark of the Vampire (1935) – Episode 64

Carroll Borland - Mark of the Vampire (1935)

Welcome to today’s show, Mark of the Vampire (1935), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

Mark of the Vampire (1935) is a great movie. Bela Lugosi is great as always but the stand out performance of this movie is really Carroll Borland as the vampiress Luna. We will get to her in a bit but first I want to briefly touch on the four actors were have seen before. This movie is a remake of the silent London After Midnight (1927) starring Lon Chaney Sr.

ACTORS

Lionel Barrymore played the role of investigator Professor Zelin. We introduced Barrymore in Episode 25 – Key Largo (1948).

Of …

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) – Episode 63

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to and give me a review. Today’s movie is Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). The Creature, AKA the Gill Man was part of the second generation of Universal Studios classic movie monsters. This movie was filmed at the height of the cold war and the creature faced the same issue with alienation that would continue to grow in the aftermath of the Cold War.

As a monster the Gill Man was a little more complex than others. He didn’t seem to be evil and fought after he was attacked. This movie was directed by Universal’s Jack Arnold who made among other films It Came from Outer Space (1953), Creature …

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The Wasp Woman (1959) – Episode 46

The Wasp Woman (1959)

The Wasp Woman (1959) is a nice little horror film by Roger Corman and starring Susan Cabot

Rough Scrip The Wasp Woman (1959)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

I had such a good time putting together the October films and I hope you did as well. I think I’ll just continue with a few more horror films. Besides Mrs. Snarky Movies says I have to clean the DVR.

Susan Cabot played the main role of Janice Starlin. Cabot was born in Boston and was raised in foster homes. She joined the drama club in high school. After finishing school she was singing at night and illustrating children’s books. During this period she was cast as an extra in Kiss of Death (1947) and began working in local television.

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The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959) – Episode 43

The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959)

The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959) is a post-apocalyptic tale of a few survivors.

Rough Script The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today is the third of our October 2015 horror movies. Episode 43 The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) is a post-apocalyptic tale of a few survivors. I originally selected this movie that I haven’t watched for a couple of scores because I thought it might be based on Richard Matheson novel “I Am Legend” (1954). However, it was not based on “I Am Legend” but I will talk more about this in Episodes 44 and 45 as we bring our October 2015 horror series to a close. This movie is based on the novel The …

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