The monster poll has been updated as of today on Masters of Horror.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the previous poll deadicated to your "Favorite Frankenstein", sans Karloff. The results of that poll kind of suprised me, as I wasn't expecting a lot of votes for Lugosi. Maybe I just don't give that guy enough flathead love, but he does have more than one fan on this earth.
The question was:
After Boris Karloff, who is your favorite classic flathead Frankenstein monster!
Lon Chaney Jr got 10 votes
Bela Lugosi got 9 votes
Glenn Srange was the big winner with 22 votes!!
Not too bad for spending 3 movies laying on your back with about 30 seconds of walking time. He does look really cool, tho, and Basil Gogos always did him justice.
Unlike my previous muted polls, this one actually had people leave commentary on their choices, one of which was our own Terence Nuzum! (thanks, Terence)
"Glenn Strange really didn't have much to do other than lay on a table and break out of his chains and then die. All in like 5 mins. so Chaney has to win out if for nothing else because he had more screen time."
"I feel Bela emoted stiffly but suitably strangely in his only shot as the Frankenstein Monster. Remember he screen-tested for the role!"
"Lugosi would be my choice as well. The film was butchered by the editors, so it lost all the impact of why he played the role the way he did (he was supposed to be blind)."
Again, thanks for the votes!! And check out the new Monster Poll on Masters of Horror.
MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT
Just wanted to call to attention an AWESOME Monster mag called Monsters From The Vault. Talk about blowing me away to a monster universe!
Most of you know of my love for the classic FM, and that will always hold a soft spot in my heart. But MFTV is packed fuller than Ygor's hump! The covers rock!!, and the writers are top notch!!
I HIGHLY suggest picking this up, whether at a newstand, or online at www.monstersfromthevault.com. Really, it's not my thing to advertise for mags, but this is so freakin' good I have to let you know about it. And I'd be interested in comments about it at firstname.lastname@example.org when you pick it up!
Till next time (whenever that is....)
Take care and God bless,