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Trick R Treat and Bela Lugosi Comics Debut at Legendary Comics

Trick 'R Treat and Bela Lugosi Comics Debut at Legendary Comics

The publisher spotlighted Bram Stoker's Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi with Lynne Lugosi Sparks involved, as well as the returning cult classic Trick 'R Treat reissued in hardcover with early art from Saga superstar Fiona Staples.[caption id="attachment_1240400" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bram Stoker's Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi cover Credit: Legendary Comics Comic-Con@Home panel.[/caption]Comics artist and editor Kerry Gammill spoke on the history[...]


Castle of Horror: Bela Lugosi Played The Perfect Narcissist in The Raven

Castle of Horror: Bela Lugosi Played The Perfect Narcissist in 'The Raven'

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[...]

Castle of Horror: The Black Cat Reflected Bela Lugosis True-Life War Trauma

Castle of Horror: 'The Black Cat' Reflected Bela Lugosi's True-Life War Trauma

Our Bela Lugosi series takes a turn towards a movie that teams the star of Universal's Dracula against their "Frankenstein," Boris Karloff. But it's so much more– this lean film tells the story of two men facing off in a strange castle, where memories of wartime atrocities lay over a human chess game between them. It's […]

Castle of Horror: Rue Morgue Showed Bela Lugosis Weird Versatility

Castle of Horror: 'Rue Morgue' Showed Bela Lugosi's Weird Versatility

This week we continue our retrospective dedicated to the films of Bela Lugosi, this time with Lugosi’s mysterious performance in the 1932 Universal film Murders in the Rue Morgue. Rue Morgue is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film, very loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Pre-Code and how:[...]

Castle of Horror: Dracula Introduced Parts Our Culture We Are Still Dealing With

Castle of Horror: Dracula Introduced Parts Our Culture We Are Still Dealing With

This week we kick off a retrospective dedicated to the films of Bela Lugosi, beginning with Lugosi’s iconic star turn in the 1931 Dracula.This is a supersized discussion where we dive deep into the casting of Lugosi, the oddness of Lugosi's performance, and the fealty of the movie (or not) to the book-- and whether[...]

On This Day In Pop Culture For February 14

On This Day In Pop Culture For February 14

So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 14:1919-  The United Parcel Service (UPS) forms.1929- The St.Valentine's Day Massacre takes place, led by Al Capone.1931- Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, opens.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH2LFZbw8qk1962- The first televised First Lady Tour of The White House is aired, with Jacqueline Kennedy giving the tour.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft1wgQ0VYrc1991- Silence of the Lambs opens in[...]