I wasn’t planning to post any Christmas gift ideas until at least November 1, but I don’t know how long this deal will be available so I’m posting now…
Those who have been long-time readers know that I love horror movies, especially the older stuff like this. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy…it’s all here. Even my favorite, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. I cannot wait to have this set in my hands (Saturday) and start watching.
Here is the almost full list of movies included…
I say “almost full list” because there is a thirty-first film included as a bonus feature: the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula. In addition to all the movies, there are documentaries and commentaries and archival footage and theatrical trailers…it’s packed with extra features.
I’ve already ordered mine, and can’t wait to start binge-watching. I don’t know how long the price will stay this low (more than half-off the regular price); order now so you don’t miss out! Your horror-loving friends will love you to death!
I have some stuff stacking up, but no time to get to a proper post at the moment, so why don’t you watch some classic monster movies? Here are some legendary titles currently streaming on Netflix (if you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here):
- Dracula starring Bela Lugosi
- The Wolf Man starring Lon Chaney Jr.
- Son of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff (too bad the original and Bride of are not currently available)
- Creature from the Black Lagoon
- The Invisible Man
- The Phantom of the Opera
That ought to keep you busy for a few minutes.
Creature From The Black Lagoon
Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, António Moreno, Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Henry Escalante
Directed by Jack Arnold
How I made it this long without ever watching this classic, I’ll never know. I regret that I have only just met the amphibious Creature recently.
A classic that ranks right up there with the other Universal classics like Dracula and The Wolf Man, Creature From The Black Lagoon is a must-see for all fans of horror cinema. A group of scientists discover a fossilized hand, and decide to search for more evidence of this supposedly prehistoric Creature. Instead of more fossils, they find the merman himself, and several are killed by the Creature, who views them as a threat to his own survival.
The director builds a great deal of suspense at the beginning of the film, not allowing the viewer to see more than the Creature’s hand until twenty-five minutes into the story. The acting is just what you would expect from the time period. The dialog, while not the film’s strong suit, is good enough to be somewhat believable, again, taking into account when the movie was made.
I can certainly see why the Creature has so many fans in the horror community. A great story, and a classic film.