With Tod Browning’s path, Universal Studios produced a film version of Lugosi’s 1927 Broadway stage success about a blood-sucking, menacing vampire named Dracula , released early within the 12 months. [Lon Chaney, Sr. was considered one of many actors thought-about to play the title character, but he died in 1930.] The atmospheric, commercially-profitable film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel performed upon fears of sexuality, blood, and the nebulous interval between life and dying. This movie was a technical achievement, with a two-shade Technicolor ‘Bal Masque’ sequence, the falling chandelier and underground lake scenes.
Méliès would additionally make other brief films that historians think about now as horror-comedies. Une nuit terrible , which translates to A Terrible Night, tells a narrative of a person who tries to get an excellent night time’s sleep but ends up wrestling an enormous spider. His other film, L’auberge ensorcelée , or The Bewitched Inn, features … Read More