Sunday, November 4, 2007

Monster Home Movies

If you enjoyed the 8 1/2 minute abridged version of The Mummy’s Ghost (see today’s VIDEO post) and want to find out more about the many other reconstructed mini-masterpieces, click HERE for a brief Castle Films history. And then be sure to click HERE to see many more Castle Film classics on youtube, that is, as long as you don't have time to watch the original full length versions instead!


Anonymous said...

These box covers really take me back. I had many of them until our projector broke and my father sold the lot in a garage sale. Your younger readers unfamiliar with these Super 8 versions need to understand how in the days before VCR's and Direct TV, this was the only way to actually own and repeatedly watch a movie you liked. Once a movie left the theatre your only hope of ever seeing it again lay in the hands of the 4 or 5 television channels that sometimes aired these on a weekend afternoon or on the horror late show, and even in these condensed versions this was better than nothing. People are spoiled these days and have instant access to everything they want immmediately, and this to me almost takes a huge chunk of fun out of movies.



Anonymous said...

Fascinating! I never knew about these mini horror films, I'm probably not as old as you are though but unlike most of my friends I can appreciate black and white films. I've always wanted to see Bride of Frankenstein. I love the old photos of her!

Karswell said...

>I've always wanted to see Bride of Frankenstein.

I would just rent or buy Bride of Frankenstein, your first taste of one of the greatest films of all time shouldn't be the Castle Films digest version.

And for those who didn't click the link let, here's a list of all the Castle horror films available to watch on youtube:

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
Doom of Dracula (House of Frankenstein)
The Invisible Woman
The Mummy's Tomb
The Invisible Man
Dr. Cyclops
The Wolf Man
The Deadly Mantis
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
The Mummy

(And special thanks to GregK for posting all of these!)

Anonymous said...

I just cam across your blog a few days ago. I've been trying to catch up on everything. Love the pre-code horror comics. You have quite a collection. Been through July and August so far. I plan on making a daily visit here. Keep up the good work.

Dave B.

Karswell said...

Thanks Dave B... and welcome aboard the horror blog express!