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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day sounds like a lot of supernatural baloney to me.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Today we jump back a little bit to 1934’s The Black Cat starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. I recently covered this film in my Halloween run of A Movie A Day and was quite impressed by it, mainly because Bela Lugosi got to kind of play the hero.

I say “kind of” because even though Lugosi helps out our hapless (and a bit annoying) young American leads, he’s still a creep. A creep for all the right reasons, mind you, but a creep nonetheless. It’s a great little Poeian thriller, with Lugosi and Karloff in quite an epic battle of wits.

If you know and love Tim Burton’s Ed Wood like I do, you’ll know these two didn’t always get along famously, but in today’s pic they seem to be having a fine moment of civility; Bela with his cigar and Boris with his proper English tea. Click to make the pic bigger!



Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic will hear the lamentations of your women!

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  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Ed Wood

    by filmcans

    From what I understand, any bad blood between them was 100% manufactured for comedic effect in the film. They had a good deal of respect for one another. At the time of 'Ed Wood's' release, I seem to remember Lugosi's kid(s?) being upset over this aspect of the characterization (also because of the extreme profanity -- even at his lowest, apparently, Lugosi was always a gentleman).

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by byronical

    Love your BTSPOTD posts, they make my day. But 'Time Burton's Ed Wood'?

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Quint Said Wood

    by Garett


  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    BTSPOTD will crush your enemies

    by mojination

    and see them driven before you!

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    All right, Conan up next!

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    1934's THE BLACK CAT...

    by JaguarWong an awesome flick. Probably my favorite of the Universal Classic Horror cycle. It's like watching a Karloff-Lugosi thriller shot on a Ken Adams-James Bond set. Much art deco coolness.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    "Pull zee thee string!"

    by Mr Soze

    Ed Wood is the only true good Burton flick

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    riley martin

    by phifty2

    bastard! I came to post that same quote but I'll finish it for you. Karloff does not deserve to smell my shit!

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by eustisclay

    ...really who cares. I love these pics because in many cases they are rare and show another side of many who are long gone. Anything made after 1990, well, there are tons of pics available. Shoot, grab a dvd and watch the making of features. I mean, most of the pics available for the Matrix would probably consist of someone standing in front of a green screen. The rare pics on this site are interesting because in most of these cases, there are no behind the scenes features on them. I loved the footage on the making of Abott and Costello meet Frankenstein, but for the most part, there isn't a lot of footage available on the making of long ago classics.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Was hoping for the Monkees

    by Boscorooty

    Supernatural, perhaps. Baloney, perhaps not. Everytime I hear it, I think of the Monkees uber-bizarro 1968 movie, Head. "Song was pretty white." - Frank Zappa

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    I entreat you. Never never posr a BTSPoD of the Matrix. I want that guy's head to explode.

  • ...Keanu surrounded by a hundred cameras to get the bullet time effect.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    The Black Cat

    by maxjohnson1971

    Hey Quint, good thing you didn't call this one "obscure" or you'd have those pompous, pretentious asses all over you again for not "discovering" this film until your Halloween run. Fuck them! They do not deserve to smell your shit!! Black Cat was a rightous little movie too. Thanks for posting.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    cool movie/cooler pic

    by RosemarysBabyDaddy

    Karloff: Wouldn't you like a cup? Lugosi: I never drink...tea.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    This movie was cut upon it's release..

    by darthwaz1

    Apparently there were some gruesome scenes at the end that were too graphic for universal. Love the women floating in glass though. Cut or not, this is a great movie!

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    What is best in life?

    by tomandshell

    Tomorrow's picture.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Next is Thulsa Doom trying on wigs a la Wendy Williams?

    by Tigger Tales

    I knew she was sweating someone else's style.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I think Lugosi had just flicked his cigar in Karloff's tea cup.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Hence the smile.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by maxjohnson1971

    Yeah, yeah. Blah blah blah.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Ed Wood sucks

    by Jeremy Davis

    Quint maybe You shouldn't believe all the crap you see in movies. Despite what they do in Ed Wood that is a fictional movie. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were actually good friends and Lugosi was never to be heard uttering obscenities.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU!!!

    by th3480

    This is a fantastic picture from one of my all-time favorite movies. The Black Cat is freakin' awesome!!!

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Yeah, nobody drives cars fast in the rest of the country when they have a Pontiac 455 under the hood and are 18 or 19 years old right? Pathetic ass.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Oh, I just noticed!!!

    by maxjohnson1971

    You called me "maxipad" instead of "maxjohnson!!" What incredible wit you have sir! Tell me, did you think of that yourself or did you and a team of writers work on that all day? I'm guessing the second option because there is no way that one person could come up with such profundity all on their own!

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Indeed, get a Matrix picture up

    by thommcg

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    jizz too sticky for waxing says Karloff. Dese days

    by UltraTron

    nobody give 2 shits for jizz wax

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

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    by phifty2

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

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    by phifty2

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I vill create eh race uff hatomic soopuhmen tew vruul de vurrld!!

    by UltraTron

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Best Pic of the lot so far

    by mattforce7

    Truly warmed my heart.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Any notion on where I can find the score?

    by mattforce7

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    No BTS matrix pics

    by Jon

    open MS paint. Choose "green" colour. Fill screen. Ta-da

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    No BTS matrix pics part 2

    by Jon

    Also works for Star Wars prequels

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Typical Yankee asshole. How do you like that sort of generalization? I don't really think everyone in the north is an ass though. Just you.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Supernatural, perhaps

    by anotherdeadkitten

    baloney, perhaps not. Based on the headline I was expecting a shot from The Monkees movie Head. Oh well, now I know where that line was quoted from. Nice picture anyway.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Vhut kind of a moo-vie EES dis...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Bow before the KINGS OF HORROR!

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Now gimme a pic of Lee and Cushing.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    That would be very freaky if the pic was from Head

    by MoshMasterD

    Who knows, we might be giving Quint ideas.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Nice to Know I'm Not The Only One

    by MrStinger

    Who read the headline and immediately thought of the Monkees. What a prophetic movie! "Somebody comes up and giggles at you, that's a violation of your civil rights." Best summarization of political correctness I've ever heard.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    "Song was pretty white." - Frank Zappa

    by Bob Cryptonight

    "So am I. What can I tell you?" -Davy Jones.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    by kevin scullion

    ...baloney, perhaps not.

  • zappa again

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Man, that dude fucking ruled. Still remember that fuckstick Cobain being on the cover of Rolling Stone and Zappa only getting a name and dates at the top of the cover. About a five page obit inside. Then Cobain gets the cover AGAIN when he offs himself. Ah, there is no justice.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Who cares if "Ed Wood" isn't a fucking documentary...

    by WriteForTheEdit's Tim Burton's best film, no question, hands down, end of discussion. Period. (Great BTS pic!)