Monday, August 27, 2012

Stop 12 of the Litria Blog Tour: Guest post by Jolie DuPre

5 Top Classic Black and White Horror Films

You're a lover of horror movies, and chances are great your tastes include the classics. If there are Dollar Bin Horror fans who haven't seen the following classic black and white horror films, you're sure to find these at a reasonable price to view and/or buy.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead is written and directed by George Romero. Brother and sister Barbra (Judith O'Dea) and Johnny (Russell Streiner) visit their father's grave where they are violently attacked by a zombie (Bill Hinzman). After Johnny is killed, Barbra holes up in a farmhouse with Ben (Duane Jones). Hiding in the cellar are married couple Harry (Karl Hardman) and Helen Cooper (Marilyn Eastman) and their daughter Karen (Kyra Schon) along with a teenage couple Tom (Keith Wayne) and Judy (Judith Ridley).

Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin and Janet Leigh. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is a secretary who escapes to a secluded motel (Bates Motel) after embezzling money from her employer.  The motel's creepy owner and manager is Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).

The Mummy (1932)

Directed by Karl Freund, The Mummy stars Boris Karloff as a reanimated ancient Egyptian priest who is revived when an archaeologist carelessly reads aloud an ancient spell. The movie also features Zita Johann, David Manners and Edward Van Sloan.

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein is based on the novel by Mary Shelley. The film stars the famous Boris Karloff, as well as Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye and Edward van Sloan. Scientist Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his hunchback assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) put together a human body. 

Dracula (1931)

Dracula stars Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula and Edward Van Sloan as the vampire hunter.  It also stars Helen Chandler as Mina Harker, the object of Dracula's desires.  It is based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.


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Jolie du Pre said...

Thanks for having me!

Zetta said...

I've seen most of these movies...but not in their entirety in one setting, if that makes sense.

I need to have a horrorthon and watch them again.

Jolie du Pre said...

My favorite is Night of the Living Dead. Really spooky and creepy!

Jolie du Pre said...

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