Directors/Producers

Ray Harryhausen – Monster Maker

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"I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it."-- Ray Harryhausen (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it.”— Ray Harryhausen Source: Chris Neumer       “I […]

Celebrity Portraits

Ingrid Pitt

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"I hope I am not making it in this business on my sexy looks. I really don't think it's that important. But evidently the masses are looking for sex in every picture. And if they want it, I think they should have it. Cinema is meant to entertain." -- Ingrid Pitt (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I hope I am not making it in this business on my sexy looks. I really don’t think it’s that important. But evidently the masses are looking for sex in every picture. And if they want it, I think they should have it. Cinema is meant to entertain, and producers should strive to make the […]

Hollywood Horror

Horror Films of the 1940s

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"The vampire can assume many, many forms at will. Sometimes it appears as a bat..." -- line from Son of Dracula (1943) Bizarre Los Angeles

“The vampire can assume many, many forms at will. Sometimes it appears as a bat…” — line from Son of Dracula (1943)     Lucky Ghost (1942) with Mantan Moreland.     –“What you gonna do?” –“Perform a very interesting experiment.” — Lines from The Jungle Captive (1945)

Forgotten Stars

Lupita Tovar

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Lupita Tovar (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Mexican film legend was the mother of ‘Imitation of Life’ star Susan Kohner and grandmother of screenwriters Chris and Paul Weitz. Hollywood Reporter,  Nov. 13, 2016 by Mike Barnes Lupita Tovar, the Mexican actress who starred in the 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula that was shot concurrently with the famed Bela Lugosi version, has died. She was […]

Directors/Producers

James Whale

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"A director must be pretty bad if he can't get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery." -- James Whale (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“A director must be pretty bad if he can’t get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery.” — James Whale   “He influenced every director that came after him in the genre, and his films aren’t relics…That’s quite an achievement.” — biographer James Curtis With director Boris Karloff.   The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). With […]

Forgotten Stars

Caroll Borland

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"It is not only the male you must fear. There is, it is said, at the castle, that which is worse: a woman -- for a woman should give life, not take it -- and when a woman is of the Devil, that is worse than the Devil himself." -- Carroll Borland from her book, Countess Dracula (published in 1994). Bizarre Los Angeles

“It is not only the male you must fear. There is, it is said, at the castle, that which is worse: a woman — for a woman should give life, not take it — and when a woman is of the Devil, that is worse than the Devil himself.” — Caroll Borland from her book, […]

Celebrity Portraits

Cortney Palm

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The horror films that I was drawn to and consider favorites of mine include The Orphanage, The Ring, Mirrors, The Descent and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Horror movies are my go-to, they're so much fun and create an excited state-of-being." - Cortney Palm

“The horror films that I was drawn to and consider favorites of mine include The Orphanage, The Ring, Mirrors, The Descent and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Horror movies are my go-to, they’re so much fun and create an excited state-of-being.” — Cortney Palm Source Photo: Zombeavers (2014)  

Directors/Producers

Rod Serling

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Rod Serling Twilight Zone

“There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.” ― Rod Serling   “The new form is the no form. In terms of literature, in terms of the motion picture maker, the new form is to wing it. Get that formless piece of clay and do it anyway you want. […]