Thursday, December 17, 2020

Horror Shockers -- The "Original" Dracula -- December 17, 2020


Vampirella 51, 1976

When I was young, I read Warren Publishing magazines like Famous Monsters of Filmland and Vampirella. The magazines always carried ads for back issues, posters and movies. I didn't have a film projector, so I read the ads with envy. Eventually, I got a Super-8 projector, but I didn't have enough money to buy any of these films. A friend had Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and I was fascinated by the way it had been cut down to less than 20 minutes. 

This section of an ad has Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as Doctor Frankenstein and the Monster, and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart." 

The last movie has "Ultrasonic Sound." I have to find out if that is from a mag stripe or from a phonograph record. "The Tell Tale Heart" is a short animated cartoon made in 1953 and narrated by James Mason.  

Moving Picture News, 06-December-1930

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