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Mark of the Vampire (1935) (2)

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Oct 11, 2013

In the small village of Vioska in Czechoslovakia… Sir Karell Borotyn is found dead in his study – his body completely drained of blood.  He has two small wounds on his neck.  The local doctor, Doskil, immediately suspects that this is the act of a vampire, a fear that runs rampant throug read more

Mark of the Vampire (1935) (1)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 14, 2013

Mark of the Vampire Directed by Tod Browning 1935/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing     This is a sound re-make of the famous lost silent horror picture, London After Midnight, which starred Lon Chaney.  It also shares a lot of themes with Tod Browning’s 1931 Dracula.  The film read more

Mark of the Vampire (1935, Tod Browning)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 4, 2013

MGM cut at least twenty-five percent out of Mark of the Vampire, which accounts for some of the plotting problems but still leaves the film a little messy. Ben Lewis’s editing is weak during dialogue exchanges, not just in general. And no amount of studio interference could have changed Brown read more

Classic Films in Focus: MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 27, 2012

Like Dracula's Daughter (1936), Mark of the Vampire (1935) plays out as a kind of semi-sequel to Dracula (1931), even though this Tod Browning picture was made for MGM rather than Universal. The movie reunites Browning with his Dracula star, Bela Lugosi, but it also stocks the screen with a bevy of read more

Classic Films in Focus: MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 27, 2012

Like Dracula's Daughter (1936), Mark of the Vampire (1935) plays out as a kind of semi-sequel to Dracula (1931), even though this Tod Browning picture was made for MGM rather than Universal. The movie reunites Browning with his Dracula star, Bela Lugosi, but it also stocks the screen with a bevy of read more

Classic Films in Focus: MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 27, 2012

Like Dracula's Daughter (1936), Mark of the Vampire (1935) plays out as a kind of semi-sequel to Dracula (1931), even though this Tod Browning picture was made for MGM rather than Universal. The movie reunites Browning with his Dracula star, Bela Lugosi, but it also stocks the screen with a bevy of read more