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October 23, 2014

MONSTER-IFFIC PORTRAITS!

Here's a beautiful MGM portrait still of the great Charles Laughton from his role as 'The Canterville Ghost.' Laughton never really played monsters, but he was in some fine fright features like 'The Island of Lost Souls, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and a couple of others. (c) MGM

No better time than Halloween to showcase some rare portraits of iconic monster stars. Here these horror film actors take a sedate moment or two to pose for the studio still photographer. True monster fans will recognize these great performers who have scared us for decades, even without reading the captions. Enjoy these monster-iffic pin-up boys!

Here's a portrait of St. Louis' finest--Vincent Price--from his huge hit film 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes.' 'Phibes' and it's sequel 'Dr. Phibes Rises Again,' were both helmed by talented director Robert Fuest of British TV's 'Avengers' fame. The two films were inventive, clever and terribly funny! Too bad there weren't more in the series. (c) AIP

Here’s a portrait of St. Louis’ finest–Vincent Price–from his huge hit film ‘The Abominable Dr. Phibes.’ ‘Phibes’ and it’s sequel ‘Dr. Phibes Rises Again,’ were both helmed by talented director Robert Fuest of British TV’s ‘Avengers’ fame. The two films were inventive, clever and terribly funny! Too bad there weren’t more in the series. (c) AIP

 

 

Here's a beautiful MGM portrait still of the great Charles Laughton from his role as 'The Canterville Ghost.' Laughton never really played monsters, but he was in some fine fright features like 'The Island of Lost Souls, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and a couple of others. (c) MGM

Here’s a beautiful MGM portrait still of the great Charles Laughton from his role as ‘The Canterville Ghost.’ Laughton never really played monsters, but he was in some fine fright features like ‘The Island of Lost Souls, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and a couple of others. (c) MGM

 

 

Creepy John Carradine portrayed more villains than any monster roles. No one could do the mad scientist bit better than he! This is a formal portrait taken during his contract days at 20th-Fox. It was at this studio that he essayed what may have been his finest role as Casy in the classic 1940 John Ford film,  'The Grapes of Wrath'. (c) 20th Century-Fox

Creepy John Carradine portrayed more villains than any monster roles. No one could do the mad scientist bit better than he! This is a formal portrait taken during his contract days at 20th-Fox. It was at this studio that he essayed what may have been his finest role as Casy in the classic 1940 John Ford film, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’. (c) 20th Century-Fox

 

 

He was the Frankenstein monster, the Wolf-Man, Dracula and the Mummy. That's Lon Chaney, Jr. in a sedate 1945 pose, about the time he was making the 'Inner Sanctum' mysteries for Universal Studios. Chaney was an actor of limited range, but he possessed an Ordinary Joe image that audiences identified with. (c) Universal

He was the Frankenstein monster, the Wolf-Man, Dracula and the Mummy. That’s Lon Chaney, Jr. in a sedate 1945 pose, about the time he was making the ‘Inner Sanctum’ mysteries for Universal Studios. Chaney was an actor of limited range, but he possessed an Ordinary Joe image that audiences identified with. (c) Universal

 

 

If i need to give you a list of actor Boris Karloff's monster roles, please go to the back of the line! The iconic horror star is featured in this photo from the syndicated British TV show 'Colonel March of Scotland Yard.' Even as a good guy, he still exudes an air of menace!

If i need to give you a list of actor Boris Karloff’s monster roles, please go to the back of the line! The iconic horror star is featured in this photo from the syndicated British TV show ‘Colonel March of Scotland Yard.’ Even as a good guy, he still exudes an air of menace!

 

 

 

 

 

 






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