Saturday, October 22, 2011
October 20th: The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Sir Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price) is to be executed in two hours for the murder of his brother Michael, a crime he did not commit. His fiancee Helen Manson (Nan Grey), his best friend Dr. Frank Griffin (John Sutton) and his cousin Richard Cobb (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) believe he's innocent, but are unable to get a stay of execution.
In the 1930s, Universal Studios was the reigning House of Horrors. With Tod Browning's Dracula, James Whale's Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein and Karl Freund's The Mummy, Universal was raking in tremendous profits, reinventing the monsters of classic literature, creating new monsters of their own, and giving audiences nationwide reasons to sleep with the lights on.
Next Up: October 21st: Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)