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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

On This Day In Pop Culture For February 14

Welcome to Day in History here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important comics/film/tv/whatever is interesting facts for the date at hand! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 14: 1919-  The United Parcel […]