The Phantom Creeps (1939)

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thehorrorboy
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June 11th, 2018, 9:03 pm #141

Since he was the head of Universal's make-up department, I wonder if Jack Pierce had anything to do with the design of the robot.  If he did... shame, Jack, shame!
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June 13th, 2018, 8:34 pm #142

Here's a video I just made with Lee J. Cobb's appearance in "Phantom Creeps" AND the original footage from 1934's "The Vanishing Shadow."

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June 15th, 2018, 6:18 am #143

Another "Phantom Creeps" video:

Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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Casey62
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June 15th, 2018, 7:41 am #144

RonM wrote: Just in case anyone wants to check this out without laying out any coin, it's available at archive.org. I'm a 56 year old monster kid who never saw this before. I tripped over it while looking for something else (isn't that always the case?), and, after a couple of chapters, I am completely enjoying it. Just suspend disbelief, enjoy Bela, and go with the flow. This isn't Citizen Kane or Gone With the Wind, but man it's fun. And, the price was right!
I have Alpha's copy which is off a standard 16mm print, okay quality by their standards.

This serial is lots of fun thanks to Bela's intense performance - he never loses it. When he finally does 'lose it', it's the Bela we all love from the finale of THE RAVEN.

As for the robot - I'll just say I don't think THE PHANTOM CREEPS would have as much charm without it being exactly as it is.
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June 15th, 2018, 12:38 pm #145

blackbiped wrote: Here's a video I just made with Lee J. Cobb's appearance in "Phantom Creeps" AND the original footage from 1934's "The Vanishing Shadow."

And Lee J. Cobb as Lt. Kinderman in THE  EXORCIST (I think),
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June 17th, 2018, 4:31 pm #146

Here's a new one:

Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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June 17th, 2018, 11:58 pm #147

It's a cinch that I don't usually laugh at real-life disaster footage, but that moment really gets to me.
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June 18th, 2018, 12:01 am #148

Grant wrote: It's a cinch that I don't usually laugh at real-life disaster footage, but that moment really gets to me.
Agreed.
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June 20th, 2018, 11:29 pm #149

Greetings,

Do you think Poor Bela toted that beard with him over to Monogram?

Also, that control deal Lugosi wore on his wrist reminds me of that 1990's Yu-gi-oh short-lived fad.

Andy.
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