Mark of the Vampire (1935) – Tod Browning

Eight years after the release of London After Midnight, Tod Browning remade the film as Mark of the Vampire with Lionel Barrymore as Professor Zelin, a variation on Chaney’s inspector from the original film. It is also the next film up in John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies, a coffee table tome that I am…

London After Midnight (1927) – Tod Browning

Tod Browning’s London After Midnight has been lost, burned in a fire that cleared out a percentage of the MGM vault in 1965. That doesn’t stop it from making it into John Landis’ brilliantly enjoyable Monsters in the Movies, available from DK Canada. A reconstructed version, created from film stills, and a script was released…

Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932)

So I’ve tackled one of the first films in my book of 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die. While I wouldn’t describe Freaks as a horror movie in any real sense, they are some unsettling moments. The movie made the circuits as an exploitation film, something to ogle and stare at, like…