Fellow fans of Svengoolie and vintage Universal monster features will be excited this Sat. as he will be presenting an iconic 1935 sequel.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)
1950s Realart re-release trailer for Universal’s “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935).
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will be presenting the landmark sequel to “Frankenstein” (1931), “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935). The fun starts this Sat., June 3 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
This isn’t the first time that Sven has shown “Bride of Frankenstein” on Me-TV. He had previously shown the Universal horror gem back in June 2011, Sept. 2012, April 2014, June 2015 and Sept. 2016 (Me-TV came to the Frederick, Maryland/Washington, D.C. area in early 2013 as part of the classic/cult TV network’s coast-to-coast expansion).
“Bride of Frankenstein” was directed by James Whale, who also directed the original 1931 Universal cinematic adaptation of “Frankenstein” and “The Invisible Man” (1933).
Fellow fans of “Svengoolie” and vintage Universal thriller films will be thrilled this Sat. when he will showcase a landmark 1931 feature on Me-TV.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Dracula” (1931)
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will showcase the 1931 version of “Dracula” (featuring Bela Lugosi in the title role) this Sat., March 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV Network.
In addition to Lugosi, the actors who appeared in “Dracula” were Helen Chandler (as Mina), David Manners (as John Harker), Dwight Frye (as Renfield), Edward Van Sloan (as Van Helsing) and an uncredited cameo by Carla Laemmle (as a stagecoach passenger, who said the first lines of dialogue in the film). She was the niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.
The landmark 1931 film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel was directed by Tod Browning. Karl Freund was the cinematographer for Browning’s film. After his work in cinema, Freund would help design the pioneering 35mm three-camera setup for television (with three simultaneous 35mm cameras) in the early 1950s, working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball’s production company, Desilu (for the couple’s 1951-57 groundbreaking sitcom, “I Love Lucy”).