Tag: boris karloff

The Raven (1935) Blu-ray Review

Gentle Rapping Bela Lugosi stars as a doctor driven mad, his lust for violence sustained by grisly worship of Edgar Allen Poe. Released not long after the production code’s …

The Invisible Ray Blu-ray Review

Spoiler: It’s Quite Visible Invisible Ray’s flimsy science isn’t worth the excitement or fear mongering. An opening text suggests super radium X-rays were inevitable soon (this back in 1936). …

Black Friday (1940) Blu-ray Review

Karloff’s Transplant Universal cobbles together a number of genres in their production of Black Friday. The mad doctor movie, brain transplant story, the gangster parable, Jekyll/Hyde motions, and some …

The Body Snatcher Blu-ray Review

Poetry of Medicine The Body Snatcher conveys perfect ‘40s era wartime horror. It’s indirect, but morbid and unseemly, where actions matter and dialog hangs. Corrupt in intent, and gruesome, …

Son of Frankenstein Blu-ray Review

Sinister Son Stuck in the shadow of two revered classics, Son of Frankenstein never earned its deserved reverence. That’s more tragic than the monster. While Son of Frankenstein lacks …