Tribute To Sacred Monsters Of Horror Scene Part I-Bela Lugosi
When talking about sacred monsters of horror scene the first names that come to mind are Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. The filmography the huge, sometimes successful, others do not. But every film have left their mark. Many of them have copied, even more are affected. Their films have been adapted many times. Let's meet them, well, a better one. How indeed can one in a single tribute to present the findings of these exceptional actresses; We start from the oldest and reach the newest.
My first report will be the Bela Lugosi. His real name is Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó. Born on 20 October 1882, at Lugos of Hungary, from where he adopted his surname, the American-Hungarian actress became known with his role in the film Dracula (1931) having the title role. His name was linked with this role. She began playing small roles in his native Hungary before making his first film in 1917. Forced to flee from Hungary after the unsuccessful Hungarian Revolution.
In 1927, appears in the stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's work that went up on Broadway in the role of Count Dracula. It was so shocking, give something different to the role. The appearance and the mystery that exudes enchanted the audience. After a year and a half, the play toured in the United States with huge success. Because of the successful course, Universal decided to make the movie play starring himself. And so gets the role for the talkie Dracula 1931. But despite the success in this role in the theatre, it was not the first choice for the movie. There are rumors, that's not confirmed, that the first choice was the Lon Chaney. But because of his sudden death, the role was given to Lugosi.
Although many actors after that played the role of Dracula, vampires lovers have identified with this role and regard him as the best. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the actor was born in Transylvania. All of his work made him the star of horror films with singles of the opponents the Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre. Yet the fact that bothered him was unable to play in other kinds of movies, and that his name was associated only with devilish roles. Tracy often with Boris Karloff, but played mostly supporting roles something which wasn't very pleasant for him. Of the films in which he played with Karloff, only in "The black cat (1934)," "The raven (1935)" and "Son of Frankenstein" played leading roles. Said that there was rivalry between them, something which has not ever confirmed. But neither were friends.
Because some injuries that he suffered in the military service, showed severe chronic sciatica. In the beginning he used natural painkillers, but as the disease progressed doctors granted opiates. He was addicted to methadone and morphine in. This was noticed by producers and slowly roll bid stopped. The last prwtoklasati movie that played was ' Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948) ". From there onwards, until the end of his life, he played in low-budget movies. Towards the end of his life, he collaborated with Director Ed Wood, who was an admirer of and finding the dilapidated offered him several roles. When he played in the movie "Bride of the monster", sought medical help for drug substances and said that the proceeds from the film's premiere were provided for the payment of costs of hospitalization. In expenses for hospitalization helped Frank Sinatra and, who when he learned about the condition of the hospital and visited. The Lugosi was left amazed by this move because he didn't know the Sinatra.
He married five times and had a son, Bela George Lugosi. Died on August 16, 1956. The cause of death was a heart attack. They found him dead on the couch of his home in Los Angeles. He was 73 years old. He was buried wearing the Cape that he wore in the movie Dracula after woman's desire and his son. Many believe that this was his desire, but his son made it clear that it was a move of his mother and himself believing something you wanted and his father.
The filmography is vast. Starting from the Decade of 1910 and stops in the late 1950s. The offer of and influence on the genre of horror films is undeniable. Notable, unique, stately enchanted audiences with his interpretations. His name will forever be identical with Dracula because he was the only actor who could worthily served this role. Mysterious, with pronunciation that in referring to the birthplace of Dracula and with a piercing gaze.
1. Dracula (1931)
2. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
3. White Zombie (1932)
4. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
5. The Black Cat (1934)
6. The Raven (1935)
7. The Invisible Ray (1936)
8. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
9. The Black Cat (1941)
10. The Wolfman (1941)
11. The Body Snatcher (1945)
12. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)