This is a documentary on the making of the masterpiece "Frankenstein" from 1931. Every aspect of the above movie is covered and detailed. From the initial involvement from director Robert ... See full summary »
Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick ... See full summary »
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999)
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
Nice documentary that was originally released on Universal's DVD of THE MUMMY (1932). The documentary takes various historians and discusses the troubled making of the 1932 film that featured Boris Karloff in his first monster role after becoming a star in FRANKENSTEIN. The documentary covers the painful make-up, the leading ladies hatred for the director and we then get to hear about the sequels that would follow in the 1940s. Historian Rudy Behlmer hosts this documentary and fans of the film are certainly going to eat this up since we get the perfect mixture of clips as well as some great interviews. We get to hear from Sara Karloff who shares her thoughts on the film as well as her memories of what her father told her about it. Rick Baker has some nice comments on the make up in the film and we have others like David Del Valle adding some nice touches. Some could argue that the sequels deserved their own documentary but I think they're given some nice attention here, although I'll admit that I'd like to have heard some of the experts opinions on Chaney, Jr. in the role.
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