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    Posted: October 16 2020 at 13:28
We have been checking out some of the old Universal monster movies for Halloween.
Which is your favorite? 
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gotta be Creature from the Black Lagoon for me.  But Claude Rains is brilliant in the Phantom remake, and it's hard to beat the original Frankenstein.





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^ yea, I forgot Creature. I should have put it on the list. 
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Frankenstein for me, but all those in the list are great movies.
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

gotta be Creature from the Black Lagoon for me.  But Claude Rains is brilliant in the Phantom remake, and it's hard to beat the original Frankenstein.






Similar for me, and I liked The Invisible Man condiderably.. That said, instead of voting other for The Creature from the Black Lagoon, I will give Frankenstein a vote. That had the biggest effect on me.   I watched Tarantula (1955) again recently. Not one of the best.
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^ The 50's had a whole new wave of monsters
 (The Thing, Them, The Fly, It- The Terror from beyond Space, 
The Beast Form 20,000 Fathoms, Invasion of the Body Snachers..)
 Some good, some not so got but still a lot of fun!


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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

gotta be Creature from the Black Lagoon for me.  But Claude Rains is brilliant in the Phantom remake, and it's hard to beat the original Frankenstein.
Similar for me, and I liked The Invisible Man condiderably.. That said, instead of voting other for The Creature from the Black Lagoon, I will give Frankenstein a vote. That had the biggest effect on me.   I watched Tarantula (1955) again recently. Not one of the best.

No it wasn't, but definitely creepy and I believe one of the first films to use the real thing instead of bad models, puppets, or stop-motion.   Did you catch Clint Eastwood as a jet pilot?

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From the list, "The Wolf Man".


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Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 15:54
^ Love that one, it's about as good as any of Universal's regular monster pictures.   A&C Meet the Invisible Man is fun too.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 16:01
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

gotta be Creature from the Black Lagoon for me.  But Claude Rains is brilliant in the Phantom remake, and it's hard to beat the original Frankenstein.
Similar for me, and I liked The Invisible Man condiderably.. That said, instead of voting other for The Creature from the Black Lagoon, I will give Frankenstein a vote. That had the biggest effect on me.   I watched Tarantula (1955) again recently. Not one of the best.

No it wasn't, but definitely creepy and I believe one of the first films to use the real thing instead of bad models, puppets, or stop-motion.   Did you catch Clint Eastwood as a jet pilot?

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I missed that being Clint Eastwood. Gotta say I was kind of half asleep when it was on.
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Went with Bride of Frankenstein

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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein.

That one is fun. We watched it with my daughter last year. Her first taste of Abbot & Costello!
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I can't decide but want to point out that "The Invisible Man" was done totally wrong. Anybody who knows anything about physics knows that when someone is invisible he also is blind.


So if I were to direct a movie about someone who becomes invisible I would also make him blind. Just imagine the horror of this: You can't see anything but no-one can help you because no-one can see you.


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BaldJean and I; I am the one in blue.
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^ Claude Rains worked that out! LOL
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