Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Invisible Ghost, 1941

DirectorJoseph H. Lewis.


Lugosi plays Kessler, a man controlled by homicidal impulses beyond his control. He is being controlled by his wife, who had left him for another man. She was involved in a car accident that has left her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler's gardener. When an innocent man is executed for a murder done by Kessler in the house, his twin brother visits and tries to unravel the mystery. In the end it ends up that Kessler really is the killer and he doesn't know it."

A decent enough little film, just over an hour long. Lugosi as Kessler spends a lot of time wandering about the house looking dazed before finally murdering the more annoying cast members, apart from the daughter (unfortunately). I find it amusing that there are so many murders in the home and not a single person ever thought to question Kessler himself. *Rolls eyes* Still, Bela is commanding and handsome throughout, and that's what is most important.

Bela Lugosi Marathon

My aim is to watch - and eventually own - every movie Bela Lugosi has ever made (at least as many as possible). This is because Bela Lugosi is extraordinarily attractive and talented, highly underrated... and because I have nothing better to do.

I'm not going to watch his movies in any particular order, I'm just going to watch them as often as I can and when the urge hits. There's quite a few on youtube, which is handy, although they are not expensive to buy.

First up...