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The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Country:  USA

Director: Michael Curtiz

Main Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell

Storyline: Bodies are disappearing and it all points to a famous wax museum

Review (Spoils): Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) gets into a financial fight with his business collaborate Worth and he burns down the building along with Igor. Time passes and the museum re-opens under new ownership. At this time, period bodies start to disappear and the frisky Florence (Glenda Farrell) is snooping for the hot story for the newspaper on it.

This nice little who did it thriller, no blood, no gore but just creepiness. The movie is based mostly on plot and the creepiness of the wax sculptures themselves and the melting of them and possibility of bodies hidden underneath. For example the Joan of Arc one is a classic scene and really gothic.

Rating: The movie is actually fast paced and mostly sticks to the story of Florence racing around getting him big story with the help of the police. The movie moves around that mostly and has the scenery of the wax sculptures and strange characters as Igor grows in a love interest with his assistant’s girlfriend Fay Wray).  Seeing this film was done in 1933 and you can tell by the script as some of characters had hard talking and heavy shaking dialogue.

 

5/10 Beers!

Yacker

 

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King Kong (1933)

King Kong (1933)

Country: USA

Director: Merian C.Cooper, Ernest B.Shoedsack

Main Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

Storyline:  A film crew go to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and the come across a gigantic ape that kidnaps the blonde female movie star.

MV5BMTkxOTIxMDU2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjM5NjQyMg@@__V1_SX214_Review (Spoils): Director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong ) needs to finish his film and the perfect location for this would be Skull Island. They travel with the actors, actresses and crew to the island with no idea what to expect. What the find out is dinosaurs and a huge ape exist on the island. The gorilla falls in love with the main actress of the film Ann (Fay Wray) and captures her. They rescue her and capture the beast and bring him back to America. In America they try to display the ape as King Kong as a freak of nature. The beast escapes and takes Ann again and climbs the Empire State building where it falls to its fate.

Classic storyline as we all know. The special effects of this film are amazing for its time and I personal think this is still the best version of the film.

Rating: This is a classic film and still one of the best of film in general even outside the horror genre. If you have not seen this one and have only seen the Peter Jackson version do yourself a favour and check it out! The plane scene alone is well worth it.

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8/10 Beers!

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