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  • Writer's pictureDavid Ullman

Classic Horror Podcast + Childhood VHS "Remakes"

The eight-year-old me who made two attempts to "remake" DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE on VHS in 1988 would be so pleased to know he'd someday get to guest co-host one of his favorite podcasts talking about the 1931 movie version of the story that so captured his imagination in pages of the Crestwood House MAD SCIENTISTS picture-book. I edited together the above 1-minute distillation of the "best bits" of both versions to commemorate my appearance on this week's episode of THE BORGO PASS HORROR PODCAST. If you've never seen this heralded film version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale, I highly recommend checking it out. Even though it's 90 years old now, it's still the best filmed version of the story to me. Frederic March won Best Actor at the 1932 Academy Awards for the dual role of Jekyll and Hyde, and Miriam Hopkins is outstanding as Ivy Pearson. Rouben Mamoulian's innovative direction is stellar, and the combination of Wally Westmore's Hyde makeup and Karl Struss's cinematography are legendary! Listen to me and Jim Towns s talk it up on THE BOGO PASS HORROR PODCAST below or wherever you get your podcasts.

And, just for fun, here is a link to a similar 1-minute highlight reel of my two childhood reenactments of the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN.


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