The Castle team wraps up 2018 with one more excellent performance from our look at the often-unappreciated Bela Lugosi. For this episode we look at The Raven, a 1935 thriller that again teamed up Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
By this time, just four years after Dracula, Lugosi's star at universal was fading, while the always-approachable Karloff (here one of Lugosi's victims) was getting into a groove that would carry him the rest of his life. In this picture, Lugosi has by far the meatier part. He plays Dr. Vollin, a narcissistic genius who calls on his obsession with Edgar Allan Poe (and torture) to win the heart of a girl so age-inappropriate that even characters in a Hollywood movie comment on it. We look at this movie and then wrap up with thanks to all the listeners who wrote in and joined us over the year.
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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, author of the upcoming Young Captain Nemo, creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing; Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man; Tony Salvaggio, lead singer of the band Deserts of Mars, lead guitarist of the band Rise from Fire, and co-creator of Clockwerx from Humanoids; attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver; and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.