Friday, February 18, 2011


Tod Browning directed the first Universal Pictures DRACULA. He has been both lauded and criticized for his work on the film. I find his static shots and the crackling of old film striping as the only soundtrack to be eerily unsettling, even today. Browning went on to make one of the most controversial films in cinematic history with FREAKS (1932).

I've decided to include a "bonus" day to the MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD week-long DRACULA FEST tomorrow, where we'll have a visit with a certain eater of insect protein.

The article below is a a tribute of Tod Browning on the occasion of his passing from FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #22.

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