The Wolfman (1941)
Lon Chaney Jr.
He studied makeup at his father's side, learning many of the techniques that had made his father famous. And he took stage roles in stock companies. It was not until after his father's death in 1930 that Chaney went to work in films. His first appearances were under his real name (he had been named for his mother, singer Frances Chaney). He played number of supporting parts before a producer in 1935 insisted on changing his name to Lon Chaney Jr. as a marketing ploy. Chaney was uncomfortable with the ploy and always hated the "Jr". addendum. But he was also aware that the famous name could help his career, and so he kept it. ...
“Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night;
May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” 🌕 Another in the infamous Universal “monster movies” - “The Wolf Man” (1941). This film starred #lonchaneyjr in the title role, portraying a man who is unfortunately attacked by a wolf while staying in his homeland and, by a bizarre chain of events, becomes a werewolf, terrorizing himself as well those around him. Although this tale is not the definitive werewolf story, it is one of the first to be successful with mass audiences. The studio had already had achieved massive fame for such films as “The Phantom of the Opera” (which starred Lon Chaney Sr.), “Dracula” (1931), “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1932), “The Mummy” (1932), and “The Invisible Man” (1933). Soon, Chaney was the king of Universal’s stable of horror films (like his father before him). The studio executives even removed jr. from his name to trick audiences into believing that they were seeing the same man (as Chaney jr. strongly resembled his father). Lon Chaney Jr. would reprise his monstrous role in four subsequent sequels, becoming the only Universal monster to play the same role through each franchise. Lon Chaney Jr. himself was very proud of this film and his work in it, often referring to it as “his baby”. However, “The Wolf Man” was actually not the first werewolf picture produced by Universal. In 1935, the studio released “Werewolf of London” starring Henry Hull. This film, however, failed to do well at the box office. In any case, many critics and fans alike agree that “The Wolf Man” is a classic of both the horror and “monster movie” genre. #thewolfman#werewolf#oldhollywood#classichorrormovies#classicmovie#universalstudios#belalugosi#halloween#october#1940s
JUST 2 DAYS UNTIL OUR CLASSIC HORROR MATINEE: The Invisible Man and The Wolf Man (35mm prints!), this Sat, Oct 20, 2018 @ 10a, the Vista. #secretmovieclub Get tickets:
FRIDAY, Oct 29 a I Scream: The Last Man on Earth (7PM) & Spider Baby (9PM)
Descend into madness this weekend - I Scream presents The Last Man on Earth (1964) with an amazing performance by Vincent Price, and Jack Hill's solo directorial debut, Spider Baby (1962) starring Lon Chaney, Jr.
Tickets at the door: $5 or $8 for a double feature.
And don't forget to get some ice cream for I Scream at The Flying Squirrel, 241 E Main St in Carnegie!
BYOB! (Beer & Wine only - Corkage Fees Apply)
More info at link in bio
House of Frankenstein (1944)
A bit crowded, but good enough
14 May 2017
I ran into this movie following the list of all Dracula movies, but this one is part of Frankenstein franchise, and really it is both and neither, because both monsters have just extended cameo appearances in it. The story is in fact about a crazy scientist who wants to continue work of doctor Frankenstein and get revenge to people who put him in jail. He has the assistance of hunchback Daniel, a character that, under different names, appears in most of the horror flicks, sometimes as Dracula's assistant Igor, sometimes as an assistant of mad doctors. On their way they find and get back to life Frankenstein's monster, Count Dracula and Wolf-man. After the success of the movie with Frankenstein and Wolf-man together, authors decided to go step further and treat us with three monsters in the same movie (five if we count mad scientist and hunchback). Plus they added a young gypsy girl to spice up the story with some romance and jealousy. Many characters and extensive story are packed in a bit less than 70 minutes, so hastiness is the main flaw of this movie. However, good story and even better casting pretty much cover for this flaw. Particularly noteworthy are Karloff as the crazy scientist, Chaney in his third appearance as Wolf-man and Carrol as the hunchback. The rest of the crew is also very good. I really enjoyed it and I'll get back to it again sometime.
Tonight my pick the Wolf Man starring Lon Chaney Jr. The story of the Wolf Man begins when Larry Talbot returns home after learning of his brother death, he reconciles with his father & begins romancing a local woman. While at his love interest antique store he picks up a silver wolf headed cane, which comes into play when he's out her with her & her friend the friend is attacked by what Larry thinks is a normal wolf. A gypsy woman let's Larry know that it wasn't an ordinary wolf but her son Bela played by Bela Lugosi & that he himself will become a werewolf when the moon is full. Larry does turn into a werewolf & murders several ppl but when he reverts he has no memory of it. The Wolf man was one of the classic I used to watch on AMC when AMC was just a movie channel. #thewolfman#lonchaneyjr#clauderains#belalugosi#gts18horror#31daysofhalloween
As I’m updating my portfolio I’ve been going through some of my work and came across this. I took a Video Art class in my last semester at QCC, and one project was to make a super-cut. If you don’t know it’s a collection of clips with a single theme, like Tom Cruise running. Seriously, look for it on YouTube, he runs like a maniac in all of his movies. I did werewolf transformations, but so many compilations out there I decided to make small super-cuts of each part of the transformation: the eye bulging, claws, teeth, etc. I couldn’t find anyone else who did it this way. My teacher knew I would’ve gone nuts and made a 10 min. cut, so she limit me to 2 min. and just a few movies. I included the original, some classics, and modern CGI ones. And I think I picked the perfect song, ‘Everybody Scream’ by Rob Zombie @robzombieofficial from The House of 1000 Corpses soundtrack. Obviously had to break this up into 3 clips, but these multi clip posts sometimes don’t work, so if anyone has a problem seeing them please let me know in the comments. Thanks! Hope you enjoy! #filmmaking#movieclips#moviescenes#videoart#wolfman#universalmonsters#lonchaneyjr#werewolf#werewolftransformation#halloween#horror#horrormovies#horrorlover#robzombie
It's Werewolf Wednesday and day 17 of #MabsDrawlloweenClub ! 🖤🎃🖤 I kind of skipped yesterday (Goblin) and was in the mood to work on today's prompt instead. 🌚 Even though, the drawing is only of the Wolf Man's head, it may turn into something else later.
Products used: Zebra F-301 Ballpoint Pen and Strathmore Bristol.