Friday, June 12, 2015

The Walking Dead (1936)

The Walking Dead is a 1936 horror/revenge film directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), and starring Boris Karlof and Edmund Gwynne (much better known as Kris Kringle in the original Miracle on 34th Street). This is a good mix of horror/crime/noir and well worth watching.

via Daily Motion:

1000 Misspent Hours says it's "noteworthy not just for its pioneer status, but for its successful execution of that most difficult of tricks, the melding of two genres which offer no guiding precedent for how they might be combined" and says, "What it offers ... is a seamless fusion of gritty crime drama and thoughtful, sci-fi influenced horror." DVD Beaver says Karlof gives an "outstanding performance". DVD Talk gives it 4 out of 5 stars and says, "All give good performances and the picture is tautly directed boasting especially effective, stylized lighting."

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