White Zombie (1932)

VICTOR HALPERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1932. Victor & Edward Halperin Productions. Story and Dialogue by Garnett Weston, based on the novel by William B. Seabrook. Cinematography by Arthur Martinelli. Produced by Edward Halperin. Music by Guy Bevier. Production Design by Conrad Tritschler. Film Editing by Harold McLernon. A young couple in…

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The Black Cat (1934)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1934. Universal Pictures. Story by Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric, Screenplay by Peter Ruric, suggested by a story by Edgar Allan Poe. Cinematography by John J. Mescall. Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. Music by Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Charles D. Hall. Costume Design by…

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The Body Snatcher (1945)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton, based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Renie. …

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Chandu The Magician (1932)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES, MARCEL VARNEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Barry Conners, Philip Klein, based on the radio drama by Harry A. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham, R.R. Morgan.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Music by R.H. Bassett, Peter Brunelli, Louis De Francesco, Glen Knight.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Film Editing by Harold D….

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Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

EDWARD D. WOOD JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Reynolds Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward D. Wood, Jr..  Cinematography by William C. Thompson.  Produced by Edward D. Wood Jr..  Production Design by Tom Kemp.  Film Editing by Edward D. Wood Jr..   King of the So Bad It’s Good genre, Ed Wood’s most famous film is actually a heck of a lot…

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Glen Or Glenda (1953)

EDWARD D. WOOD JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1953.  Screen Classics.  Screenplay by Edward D. Wood, Jr..  Cinematography by William C. Thompson.  Produced by George Weiss.  Production Design by Jack Miles.  Film Editing by ‘Bud’ Schelling.   Don’t believe what they say, Plan 9 From Outer Space is far from being the worst film of all time; this film, made by…

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The Wolf Man (1941)

GEORGE WAGGNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Curt Siodmak.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by George Waggner.  Music by Charles Previn, Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.   Lon Chaney Jr. plays an heir who returns home to England for the first time in decades,…

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Ninotchka (1939)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch, based on the original story by Melchior Lengyel.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Werner R. Heymann.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.   Greta Garbo shines in her first comedy in this…

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Island Of Lost Souls (1932)

ERLE C. KENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, based on a novel by H.G. Wells.      Cinematography by Karl Struss.    Production Design by Hans Dreier.    Made around the time that exotic horror adventures were extremely popular (The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong), this one features a…

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Dracula (1931)

TOD BROWNING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Universal Pictures.Screenplay by Garrett Fort, based on the play adapted by Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by Tod Browning, Carl Laemmle Jr..  Production Design by John Hoffman, Herman Rosse.  Costume Design by Ed Ware,Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Tod Browning’s terrifying horror…

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Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

CHARLES BARTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1948.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant, based on characters created by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Charles Van Enger.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Hilyard M. Brown, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Grace Houston.  Film Editing by Frank Gross.   Hilarity ensues…

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