Tag: Universal Horror Collection

Murders in the Zoo Blu-ray Review

Snake Bites Zoo budget cuts. Lay-offs. People taking jobs they hate. Murders in the Zoo doesn’t hide from the depression era, rather embracing the story possibilities. After a snake …

The Mad Ghoul Blu-ray Review

Nazi Science Invades America Part of Universal’s World War II output, The Mad Ghoul deals in creaky – if relevant – science. George Zucco stars as the mad scientist …

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 …