Christopher Lee starred in numerous British horror films of the era, produced by Hammer Films. It was Lee who fixed the picture of the fanged vampire in popular tradition. The decade also sees the continuation of Universal Pictures’ constant releases of horror, suspense and science fiction movies. This comes to be later generally known as the cult classic Universal Classic Monsters collection which began within the 1920s and would later dissipate in the Fifties. In this decade Lon Chaney Jr. grew to become the studio’s leading monster movie actor supplanting the previous a long time’ leading stars Karloff and Lugosi by a wide margin by way of the variety of main roles that he performed.
His film La Maschera del Demonio , marketed in English as The Mask of Satan then wound up being generally known as Black Sunday within the United States and Revenge of the Vampire within the United Kingdom. In this film, Bava turned a Russian folk legend into a beguiling pretty story a few younger doctor who finds himself stranded in a haunted community and falls for a woman whose physique turn into possessed by a lady executed for witchcraft. Three years later, Bava went on to make the horror anthology movie Black Sabbath recognized in Italy as I tre volti della paura, literally ‘The Three Faces of Fear’.
Chaney is best recognized enjoying Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man and its sequels and crossover films. He also performed Frankenstein’s monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein , taking over Boris Karloff in the primary function. The Mummy series was also continued with The Mummy’s Tomb , The Mummy’s Ghost and The Mummy’s Curse (both 1944) all starring Chaney Jr. because the Mummy. This movie was more of a screwball comedy than different movies in the series thus is considered a comedy greater than a horror film.
The film stars Virginia Bruce in the lead position and the getting older John Barrymore in a supporting function. Theodore Strauss of The New York Times called it “silly, banal and repetitious”.
With the progression of the genre, actors like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi have been starting to build complete careers in horror. In 1933, after the release of The Mummy, Universal Pictures released two photos. It was a murder-mystery movie known as The Secret of the Blue Room. The plot of the film is that, according to legend, the “blue room” inside a mansion is cursed.
Two more films from the Invisible Man series could be launched within the decade. The 1942 propaganda warfare-horrorInvisible Agent, which featured a mad scientist working in secret to aid the Third Reich, and 1944’s The Invisible Man’s Revenge.
Everyone who has ever spent the evening there has met with an untimely finish. Three men wager that every can survive a night in the forbidding room. In November, the studio premiered one other iconic character with Dr. Jack Griffin, aka the Invisible Man within the classic science fiction-horror The Invisible Man. The film was directed by James Whale and stars Claude Rains because the titular character. The movie was based mostly on a science fiction novel of the identical name by H.
Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is remembered for its innovative use of photographic filters to create Jekyll’s transformation before the digicam. And RKO created the highly profitable and influential monster movie, King Kong .
MGM’s controversial Freaks frightened audiences on the time, featuring characters played by individuals who had actual deformities,. The studio even disowned the film, and it remained banned within the United Kingdom, for 30 years.