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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Conversations in the Dark: Universal Armageddon Part 1, w/ Miguel Rodriguez!

A little while back in Conversations in the Dark, I had as my special guest for a series of discussions, the one and only Miguel Rodriguez of the Monster Island Resort podcast. Both here, and at Monster Island Resort, Miguel and I discussed the massive 28-film Godzilla series in exhaustive detail. It was a lot of fun, and I hope a lot of people enjoyed it. However, once it was done, we were left with that empty feeling inside, and determined we should continue our discussion on a different topic.

That topic would turn out to be the classic Universal monster movies. We both agreed we would next turn our attentions to those timeless horror gems of Hollywood's home for horror during the golden age. What you have here is the first chapter in this brand new series, in which we take on the first half of Universal's Frankenstein series, arguably the studio's flagship franchise.

So join Miguel and I as we wax philosophical on Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein. You'll hear tales of Boris Karloff, James Whale, Dwight Frye, Elsa Lanchester, Basil Rathbone and more. Listen in on the embedded player below, or head over to the official Vaultcast page and download for listening at your leisure!

Stay tuned for further Vaultcasts in the Universal Armageddon series!


Doug Brunell said...

Don't know if you'd be interested, but if you'd like a copy of my eBook, "Nothing Men," to review, e-mail me.

steve prefontaine said...

Funnily enough i`ve been watching all those old Universal horror movies on YouTube, its surprising how good they still are considering they were made 70 or even 80 years ago.

B-Sol said...

And why is that surprising? Some of the best horror films of all time come from that era!

steve prefontaine said...

True, its just that i was expecting them to look rickety and laughable in comparison to the modern horror product (especially as i hadn`t seen most of them for over 30 years) but instead they still seemed to have a magic, re-watchability factor, and atmosphere about them that a lot of todays horror movies dont really have.

B-Sol said...

Fully agree. When it comes down to it, that timelessness comes from writing, acting and directing more than they do from special effects or makeup. Which is why great horror is great horror, no matter what era it comes from.

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