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I felt The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day’s cold breath on my throat. I must have fainted. I knew no more.

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

I have a feeling I’m going to kick myself for using this one before October when I’ll want to horror the shit out of the BTS column, but screw it all. This is a cool shot of a classic Hollywood production that I like and I’m too lazy to go find something else.

In 1935, four years after Dracula, Tod Browning reteamed with Bela Lugosi to make another vampire film called Mark of the Vampire. I’ve actually never seen this, but I do have the box set it comes in and from the little I’ve read about it I think I may need to make it a priority even though the studio took away a lot of the more extreme elements of the story. But prime Lugosi as a vampire, Browning behind the camera and Lionel Barrymore in the cast? I’m in!

Thanks to William Forsche. Click to enlargen!



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You’ll be tempted by tomorrow’s pic.

-Eric Vespe
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page Two

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  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Good Ole Days

    by moondog

    God I wish it were still a "dream factory" out there... Director and crew wearing suits and ties to shoots. Physically building wonderfully gothic worlds on the backlot and in the cool shade of the soundstages. Writers on the lot lined up in rows tapping out classics.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Great pic...

    by The_Skook

    ...but heads up to, for Carol Borland, who was iconic in this role.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Definitely a film worth seeking out

    by Stegman84

    It doesn't always work, but one gets the feeling that when it doesn't, and when things don't always make sense, that's more down to studio interference in the cut than anything else. But regardless, what we do get is certainly intersting, and the ending will definitely provoke a response, and give you something to talk about. Read nothing about it, just watch the film.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST

    someone out there

    by mick vance

    has a copy of London After Midnight. that is the only thing left on my bucket list: to see it in its entirety. Lon Chaney must rise from his grave!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Mark of the Vampire is a remake of London After Midnight....

    by john

    the lost Lon Chaney film where he plays the man in the beaver hat. Here's hoping I get to see LAM before I die.....

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST

    A shaggy dog vampire movie, and one of the best

    by elmo

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Thanks to Ed Wood...

    by snomusic favorite Burton film, I just think "heroin junkie" when I see Bela.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Is this the one with the ending like... *SPOILERS!*

    by tangcameo

    ...the Gene Wilder movie 'Haunted Honeymoon'? I remember watching a truly frightening Bela Lugosi movie once on TCM but it had a Haunted Honeymoon like twist at the end. Is this the movie?

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Tangcameo: Yep, this is the one

    by elmo

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck You! That limey cocksucker doesn"t deserve to smell my shit!

    by Darkness

    Always love, Bella. Hollywood's first expendable asset.