This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
70 minutes of a build up for a mutilated zombie penis. Film is a true art form.
Week #1 of History of Horror: Silent Horror Films; essay
The Unknown is an early Tod Browning film, featuring Lon Chaney in the role of Alonzo the Armless, a criminal who hides his distinctive double-thumb deformity by working in a traveling circus as an armless knife thrower. Throughout the film, the illusion that Chaney is using his legs to open doors, smoke cigarettes, and throw knifes is accomplished by having Paul Desmuke, armless in real-life, play the role of Chaney's…
Week #2 of History of Horror: Universal Monsters; essay
Son of Frankenstein is the third film within Universal's 1930s series, the last to star Karloff as the monster and the first without James Whale in the directors seat. It is also the first to star Bela Lugosi in the Ygor role, a role he would reprise in The Ghost of Frankenstein before moving up to playing the monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman.
It's important to point out Lugosi's role…