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Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi

Birthdate: October 20, 1882

Deathdate: August 16, 1956

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Béla Ferenc Dezs? Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), commonly known as Béla Lugosi, was a Hungarian actor of stage and screen. He was best known for playing Count Dracula in the Broadway play and subsequent film version. In the last years of his career, he was featured in several of Ed Wood's low budget films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bela Lugosi... ...detailed bio


The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (2002)


Heroes of Horror (2001)

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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

In San Fernando, California, two gravediggers are filling the grave of the young wife of an unnamed old man. Hearing a strange noise, they decide to leave the cemetery, but are attacked and killed by the resurrected corpse of the young woman. Meanwhile, in the skies nearby, a pilot named Jeff Tr...

Lock Up Your Daughters (1959)

Details on the film’s plot are sketchy. A 1959 review of the film that appeared in the British trade journal Kinematography Weekly claimed that Lugosi played a "vampiric doctor who experiments on young women in order to bring back to life his lovely wife." The review states the film incorporates ...

The Black Sleep (1956)

Set in England in 1872, the story concerned a prominent, knighted surgeon whose wife has fallen into a coma caused by a deep-seated brain tumor. Due to medicine's state of the art at the time, he does not know how to reach the tumor without risking brain damage or death to the woman he loves, so ...

Bride of the Monster (1955)

Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi), is experimenting with nuclear power with the help of his mute assistant, Lobo (Tor Johnson). His goal is to eventually create an army of superpowered soldiers that he will use to conquer the earth. Their residence, an old mansion, is guarded by a giant octopus of D...

Glen or Glenda (1953)

The first part of the film begins with a narrator called The Scientist making cryptic comments about humanity. The film proper opens with Inspector Warren finding the corpse of a male transvestite named Patrick/Patricia, who has committed suicide. Wanting to know more about cross-dressing, Warr...

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

On their way to perform in Guam, nightclub performers Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo find themselves stranded on a seemingly treacherous island, known by the natives as "Kola Kola". The natives are quite friendly, especially Nona, the tribal chief's daughter, who tries to help the two get off t...

My Son the Vampire (1952)

The legendary Bela Lugosi as "the Vampire" teams up with Britain's much-loved "Mother Riley" in this hilarious comedy adventure. The Vampire plans to control the world with the help of his robot, which accidentally gets shipped to Mother Riley. Through radar control, he contacts the robot and ord...

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

The film opens with Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) making an urgent call from London to a Florida railway station where Chick Young (Bud Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Lou Costello) work as baggage-clerks. Talbot tries to impart to Wilbur the danger of a shipment to the "McDougal House Of Horrors" (a l...

Scared to Death (1947)

The film opens with the disclosure by morgue examiners that a beautiful woman has literally died of fright. The plot reveals how she reached the fatal stage of terror. The woman is married to the son of a doctor, the proprietor of a private sanatorium, where she is under unwilling treatment. Bot...

Genius at Work (1946)


Zombies on Broadway (1945)

The duo of Jerry Miles and Mike Strager are employed as Broadway press agents. Miles and Strager's latest idea is to hire a genuine zombie for the opening of a new nightclub. The boys head to the Caribbean island of San Sebastian (also featured in RKO's I Walked With a Zombie and The Ghost Ship) ...

The Body Snatcher (1945)

The year is 1871 in Edinburgh. A mother stands in mourning over her little son's grave, when a medical student, Donald Fettes, steps up to her and starts reassuring her that her son's body is safe and secure in its final resting place six feet under ground. Not long after this, Mrs. Marsh visits...

Return of the Ape Man (1944)

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One Body Too Many (1944)

A timid insurance salesman Albert L. Tuttle (Jack Haley) visits eccentric millionaire Cyrus J. Rutherford, intent on selling him a $200,000 insurance deal. Instead he finds that Rutherford has recently died and his mansion is now full of relatives who are, according to the will, all bound to rema...

Voodoo Man (1944)

Nicholas (George Zucco) runs a filling station in the sticks. In reality, he is helping Dr. Richard Marlowe (Bela Lugosi) capture comely young ladies, so he transfer their life essences to his long-dead wife. Also assisting is Toby (John Carradine), who lovingly shepherds the leftover zombie girl...

The Return of the Vampire (1944)

The film begins with Sir Fredrick Fleet (Miles Mander): The following events are taken from the notes of Professor Walter Saunders of King’s College, Oxford... The first scene takes place in a mist-shrouded cemetery at night. A werewolf (Matt Willis) enters a tomb and tells his vampire ‘Master’ ...

The Ape Man (1943)

Dr. James Brewster (Bela Lugosi) and his colleague Dr. Randall (Henry Hall) are involved in a series of scientific experiments which have caused him to transform into an ape-man. In an attempt to obtain a cure Brewster believes that it will be necessary to inject himself with recently drawn human...

Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

When Glimpy (Huntz Hall)'s sister Betty (Ava Gardner) marries Jack (Rick Vallin), Muggs (Leo Gorcey) singlehandedly organises the wedding. The gang provide a choral version of Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes as well as organ music. Scruno (Sammy Morrison), Stash (Stanley Clements) and Benny (Bil...