Column: The Vault of Secrets: Doctor X (1932)

By Orrin Grey

Doctor X (1932). Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where every other week, we’ll be unearthing a classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s installment is Doctor X, directed by the great Michael Curtiz (best known for Casablanca), and starring Lionel Atwill and a pre-King Kong Fay Wray. The version I watched is from the Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection, …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

By Orrin Grey

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932). Director: Charles Brabin. Cast: Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where, every other week, we’ll be unearthing a classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s installment is The Mask of Fu Manchu, directed by Charles Brabin, and starring Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy, as Asians! The version I watched is the second of six movies we’ll be covering from the great …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Mark of the Vampire (1935)

By Orrin Grey

Mark of the Vampire (1935) . Director: Tod Browning. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, and Carroll Borland.

Welcome to the Vault of Secrets, where, every other week, we’ll be unearthing a classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s installment is Mark of the Vampire, directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, and Carroll Borland. The version I watched is from the great Hollywood Legends of Horror

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Column: From Strange and Distant Shores: Haxan (1922)

By Orrin Grey

Haxan (1922). Director: Benjamin Christensen. Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen. Country: Denmark.

Haxan is a silent Danish documentary from 1922 about the history of witchcraft. That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about whether or not you want to see it. If you’re the kind of person for whom the words “silent witchcraft documentary” hold an unshakable appeal (as I am), then Haxan is a movie you need to check out. If …

Orrin GreyColumn: From Strange and Distant Shores: Haxan (1922)