Favorite Monsters Over The Years
Favorite Monster Movies
I think I became hooked on monster movies at around the age of ten. I well remember the Friday night late shows that featured an old time monster movie. I would stay up and see those movies every week. Frankenstien, Dracula, the Wolfman and all the sequels. I think the number one rated horror film for me was "The House of Dracula" with the "big three monsters" all starring in it. The Frankenstein monster, Count Dracula and the Wolfman were featured together in a menagarie of monster shenanigans. I remember that in this movie, the Wolfman ( Lon Chaney, Jr. ) would get "cured" of his wolfman-itis or whatever it is that a wolfman has.
I always liked the Mummy with Karloff. I think the scene where the Mummy opened his eyes for the first time in the movie was one of the most specatacular scenes ever in a motion picture. Of course, I liked to see Dracula spread his arms and become a bat. Ah! the things that thrill a nine-year old.
I don't watch as many monster movies as I once did. I still think the old movie plots are far superior to the modern day science-fiction plots and supposedly super-natural story-lines of today. There have been many spin-offs on the old-time monster movies, but the simple plot and style of the oldies still carries the most weight when I evaluate my preference of monster movie viewing.
I have put together some of these old movies into this presentation. I didn't list them as a number 1, 2 or 3, etc; but just grouped them all together. I, of course, have my favorites but that is another story for another time.