Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SLC History of Horror III

I skipped detailed reporting of last week's screening of the Spanish version of Dracula. While appreciated for its technical achievements, it was the longest film we've watched thus far and it was deemed prudent to put off Murders in the Rue Morgue until this week. That in turn bumped The Most Dangerous Game to the much more appropriate pairing with King Kong.

So this week we watched the excellent adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Fredric March from 1932, along with the man-in-monkey suit adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue. Jekyll and Hyde was certainly risque for its time, and makes for an entertaining group viewing.

Next up, a Boris Karloff double feature with The Mummy and The Old Dark House. See you next Wednesday!

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