Home » Archive by categoryUniversal Monsters

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold (2014) starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper
Dracula Untold (2014) starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper Synopsis of Dracula Untold Dracula Untold – The year is 1462. Transylvania enjoys peace under the rule of Vlad III [Luke Evans] and his beloved wife, Mirena [Sarah Gadon]. But a war with the Turks and a pact with a demon are...
Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton Review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  Fredric March won an Oscar for his portrayal of Dr. Henry Jekyll — and the bestial Mr. Hyde — and deservedly so.  His portrayal of Hyde as a...
Continue reading

Van Helsing

Van Helsing (2004) starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh
Van Helsing (2004) starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh Reviewed by: The Masked Reviewer  Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is working for the Vatican as a monster hunter. The Vatican in this film as a holy MI6. They even have their resident Q named Carl (David Wenham) who also doubles as this...
Continue reading

House of Horrors

House of Horrors, starring Martin Kosleck, Rondo Hatton
House of Horrors (1946), starring Martin Kosleck, Rondo Hatton, Alan Napier Reviewed by: The Masked Reviewer  In House of Horrors, Marcel De Lange (Martin Kosleck) is an artist that can barely make a living. He decides that life isn’t worth living so he tries to kill himself, only to save a man called...
Continue reading

The Wolfman 2010

The Wolfman (2010), starring Benicio Del Toro, Simon Merrells, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt
The Wolfman (2010), starring Benicio Del Toro, Simon Merrells, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt Reviewed by: The Masked Reviewer  The first thing to know is that The Wolfman is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name. But unlike so many other remakes, re-imaginings, or reboots The Wolfman can stand on...
Continue reading

Supernatural

Supernatural, starring Carol Lombard, Alan Rinehart, Lyman Williams, Beryle Mercer, William Farnum, William Farnum, Randolph Scott, Vivienne Osborn
Supernatural, starring Carol Lombard, Alan Rinehart, Lyman Williams, Beryle Mercer, William Farnum, William Farnum, Randolph Scott, Vivienne Osborn Synopsis of Supernatural  Supernatural stars Hollywood legend Carole Lombard as a woman possessed by a murderer’s dark soul. Roma (Carole Lombard), whose twin brother has recently been murdered, becomes easy prey for a corrupt medium who arranges...
Continue reading

The Land Unknown

The Land Unknown (1957) starring Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy
The Land Unknown (1957) starring Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy  The Land Unknown is one of those science fiction movies where good acting is undercut by truly terrible special effects.  At it’s heart, it’s The Lost World – but with several interesting twists, including a very different character stranded...
Continue reading

Weird Woman

Weird Woman (1944) starring Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Gwynn, Evelyn Ankers
Weird Woman (1944) starring Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Gwynn, Evelyn Ankers Synopsis of Weird Woman Weird Woman – When a college professor whose life work is the battle against superstition marries a beautiful woman with a voodoo background, the return to the university leads to bitterness, fighting and murder....
Continue reading

Donovan’s Brain

Donovan's Brain (1953), starring Lew Ayers, Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, Nancy Reagan Davis
Donovan’s Brain (1953), starring Lew Ayers, Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, Nancy Reagan Davis Synopsis of Donovan’s Brain In Donovan’s Brain, when a rich, selfish, multimillionaire is critically wounded in a plane crash, a nearby doctor uses an experimental procedure to preserve his brain after the death of the body. And Donovan’s brain...
Continue reading

The Leech Woman

The Leech Woman (1960)
The Leech Woman (1960) Reviewed by: The masked reviewer  In The Leech Woman,  Dr. Paul Talbot (Philip Terry) is searching for the perfect formula to make women look younger, when an elderly woman named Malla (Estelle Hemsley) comes claiming to be 140 years old. She also claims to...
Continue reading