Classic Horror, something we should always honor & respect, is the foundation of today's great films we love and enjoy.
For this look back we have to go 74 years in the past, as we celebrate the Birthday/Anniversary of the movie that had some of our favorite Monsters all in one film - "HOUSE OF DRACULA", which premiered on this day in HORROR Film HISTORY December 7th 1945!
Directed by ERLE C. KENTON.
Starring: LON CHANEY JR., MARTHA O'DRISCOLL, JOHN CARRADINE, LIONEL ATWILL, ONSLOW STEVENS, GLENN STRANGE, JANE ADAMS & LUDWIG STOSSEL.
MakeUp by JACK P. PIERCE.
[MakeUp credits by IMDb.]👇
Please [Swipe<->] to view some cool BTS shots, plus the films trailer at the end.
[Trivia by IMDb.]⤵️
Actor Glenn Strange suffered greatly during the shooting of the scene in which the Frankenstein Monster is discovered in quicksand. After sitting for 3 hours in the makeup chair each morning, having his makeup applied by Jack P. Pierce, Strange would spend the rest of the day buried in cold liquid mud (which doubled for the quicksand). "Then everybody else went out for lunch," Strange recalled. "By the time they came back, I was so cold, I could barely feel my legs." Strange's co-star, Lon Chaney Jr., suggested that Strange use alcohol to keep himself warm. Throughout the day, Chaney passed a bottle of whiskey to Strange in between takes. By the end of the day, Strange recalled, he was so drunk he could barely dress himself after removing his monster makeup and costume. Speaking of Whiskey.
You might remember Glenn Strange as 'Sam' the bartender on "Gunsmoke" from 1961 to 1973, appearing on 239 episodes.
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