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Monsters Mash #11 Freaks

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 26 September 2012 10:52 (A review of Freaks)

This one is a little hard to talk about is about real sideshow performers literally real sideshow performers . The plot tells the story of a little person named Han (played by sideshow performer Harry Earles who played a lollipop guild in The Wizard of Oz) who's marry to a big person named Cleopatra but she just a big b***h! all she want is his money. The thing about this horror movie is not really all that a horror movie until the freaks band together to punish Cleopatra the movie was directed by Tod Browning the same guy that directed Dracula he specially cast his actors (hence that these were real sideshow performer) where else do you see a guy that can walk with no legs? or a guy with no limbs that lit a cigarette for 1932 it was controversial at the time many it was banned for more than 40 years after Tod Browning's death many people thought it was an insult to people with physical deformities. And with a title called "Freaks" how could you not go wrong it wasn't until many years later that people saw what it's really about the normal people are the monsters Freaks is a great film the only problem was it just ahead of it times.


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Monsters Mash #10 Universal Cycle-The Bride

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 26 September 2012 01:53 (A review of The Bride of Frankenstein)

One of the best Universal Monsters sequels the Bride of Frankenstein it is a direct sequel to the movie Frankenstein unlike the first one that didn't really follow the book as this one stick more to the book subplot it also makes you sympathizes with the monster rarely a few time I cried for a movie this is one of them. it also features of the of the greatest mad doctor of all time Dr. Pretorious the new Monster the Bride has also became famous her hairstyle to exact.


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Monsters Mash #9 Universal Cycle: The Invisible Ma

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 26 September 2012 01:44 (A review of The Invisible Man)

If you watch this movie your in for a treat the Invisible Man directed by James Whale the same guy who made Frankenstein it was also based on the book by science fiction grandpa H.G. Wells Jack Griffith is a scientist who makes a serum that can turn him invisible but can't turn back to normal for 1933 is the special effect looks great despite being invisible he takes advantage of it by robbing and killing people. And you know what? is the funniest of the Universal monsters movie. This guy is a real jerk he's played Claude Rain who's as his best he played the Wolf Man father too the Invisible Man is one of the best.


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Monsters Mash #8 Universal Cycle: The Mummy

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 26 September 2012 01:13 (A review of The Mummy)

Boris Karloff was fresh off of Frankenstein and was ready to do the Mummy he was probably the first actor to play to off the most imitated monsters in cinema but don't be fooled this mummy doesn't stay in it bandages all the time and it doesn't kills people mindlessly most of the time he's unwrapped and doesn't kill a lot of people as expected is an unusual type of horror some say it's a love story that last a thousand years the Mummy is trying to resurrect his dead princess from her tomb the cool scene where you see how the mummy is being wrapped because he broke into the princess the cool thing is this Mummy movie does not have any sequels unless you count The Mummy's Hands The Mummy Tomb The Mummy Curse and The Mummy Ghosts but it follow a different Mummy name Kharis who does mindlessly kill people!


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Monsters Mash #7 Universal Cycle-Frankenstein

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 25 September 2012 12:46 (A review of Frankenstein)

Welcome to Monster Mash, the year is 1931 the sound era is young and horror cycle is going on. Universal were just fresh off Dracula and now they have made Frankenstein Bela Lugosi was asked to play the role of Frankenstein but it wasn't appealing since he would be covered in Make up and wouldn't have any dialogue that when Boris Karloff came in to play and he would become one of the most famous horror icon ever even though the monster's appeareance in the book was pretty vague the design was created by make up man Jack Pierces although the film has caused controversy for not doing the book justice people have alway considered the Monster Frankenstein but Frankenstein was the named of the scientist Even in the film they refer it as Frankenstein Monster the Frankenstein's Monsters or the Monster but the confusion has lasted to this day Igor is great and now he has became a staple of movies, and all other media even if you never seen this movies you might now some of it famous scene the fire the mob the little girl by the pond and some of the famous line ever spoken "It's Alive!" the movie has spun off to many sequel including the Famous Bride of Frankenstein (which we will get to tomorrow) and Son of Frankenstein which is usually considered the best because of Bela Lugosi portrayal as Igor Boris Karloff would stand down for other to actors to play the monster but the mark he left was legendary.

-Next the Mummy


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Monsters Mash #6 Universal Cycle: Dracula

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 25 September 2012 12:21 (A review of Dracula)

We just got through the silent age now we are at the sound age and this is the Universal Cycle movies the golden age where all the monsters made there eternal mark the first was Dracula it had all the great aspect of a proper chiller fog, crumbling castles, bees? well it is the best known Dracula movie because of hungarian actor Bela Lugosi Bela only learned the english language from plays and movies he was in but his accent and the rhythm of his voice will be the way Dracula speak forever and beyond he's the best Dracula there ever been and if you don't agree he was buried in the cape
now that's commitment. Dwight Frye is great as Reinfield his laugh is easy enough to make you faint. There's not a lot of music in this film but being the first sound horror film it didn't need any music it has a haunting dreamlike sequence which just make it even more creepier any way Dracula is a grade a chiller



-Up Next Frankenstein


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Monsters Mash #5 The Phantom of the Opera

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 25 September 2012 12:03 (A review of The Phantom of the Opera)

It's Indianastar Monsters Mash now this is our last silent film, in Germany the horror were all about the supernatural, but the American silent film were all about human deformity usually from literature. And now we come the Phantom of the Opera why is it show famous? well It did had a cool color scene but the real is two words LON CHANEY, the man did his own make-up and he was great look at that face Lon Chaney was given the nick name man with a thousand faces and you can easily reads his facial expression and both of the parents were deaf so he learned the ways of communication from expression, Lon Chaney played Quasimodo in the Hunchback of the Notre Dame where he showed some great acrobatic skills and a vampire in Tod Browning's film London After Midnight no known copies have survived and it's the Holy Grail of Lost films Universal asked him to played Dracula in 1931 but he died of lung cancer ironically along with the sound age.


-Up Next Dracula


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Monsters Mash #4 Metropolis

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 24 September 2012 10:43 (A review of Metropolis)

It's Indianastar Monsters Mash 2012, Now we come to one of the most important science fiction film of time Metropolis by Fritz Lang, It has influenced every movie in the future from Things to Come (1935)-The Hunger Games (2012) Is one of the most famous science fiction films of all time now it not the first but it was the first to define a genre the plot set take place in the year 2026, where high society rules over the middle class and the poor. It's follows through the eyes of a man named Freder who meets the virginal Maria they encounter a mad scientist named Rotwang who turned Maria into a robot how is it possible? well it's a little complicated but the robot became one of the most influential artificial intelligence in the history of science fiction cinema. It so famous George Lucas use the robot as a influence to C-3PO in Star Wars (1977) how could you not see that resemblance? Metropolis is a great film.

-Up Next we are going through the universal horror cycle


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Monsters Mash #3 Nosferatu

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 23 September 2012 06:33 (A review of Nosferatu)

It's Indianastar Monsters Mash, Now we come to one of the most iconic monsters in the horror genre the Vampire but this no ordinary Vampire this is Count Dracula. but unable to get the book's right from Bram Stroker's widow, Director F.W. Murnau change the character's name to Orlok and the from a old mansion to a ship this movie is one of the most influential film in the horror genre. Is one of the most creepiest horror film in the last decades and as being as it is a silent film creepiness and atmosphere of this movies just builds these are images you don't forget the scene where Orlok walks up the stairs, the shadows on the walls the door there that fits Orlok body disturbingly they have been a part of horror for more to come and probably toward the end of time it like watching a nightmare.
In 2003 a film called Shadows of the Vampire was made showing how the crew filmed Nosferatu and F.W. Murnau hired a real vampire to play the part and who knows it could've been true.



-Stay tuned for Metropolis


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Monsters Mash #2 Haxan

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 23 September 2012 06:13 (A review of Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages)

It's Indianastar Monsters Mash 2012, Now we come to one of the most controversial silent films in history
Haxan: Witchcraft through the ages it was a german expressionist film from 1922 it was not a narrative film but a documentary a documentary about hell is broken up in four parts the first half deals with the basic ideal of hell the second half shows witches and Satan trying to bring a women to them the third half takes place in the middle age I'm not going to explain the rest of it because the film will get way to confusing and I might spoil it a gorgeous looking film and it very creepy in it's own way. That's the beauty of silent horror movies they didn't need lines from a script it was up to the audience and the actors facial expression to tell the story. Unlike today's horror movie which need loud noise to scare you if it not that then grossing you out. but Haxan is something different is a great horror film with chills and atmosphere and if your looking for somethin' different halloween check this one out because it awesome.



- Stay tuned for Nosferatu!


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