TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Horror (House of Wax 1953 / The Haunting 1963 / Freaks / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941)
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The special effects in the older version are also superior, and there is lyrical Freudian symbolism in the sets, statues, paintings, etc, that really adds to the drama and continually reminds us of Mamoulian's power as a visual director. The newer version attempts some symbolism (for example, the two whipped horses transform into the two leading ladies) but its symbolism is so heavy handed that it makes the earlier film seem profoundly subtle by comparison.
Even the makeup in the older version is superior. In the Tracy version, Mr. Hyde's appearance seems inconsistent from cut to cut within the same scene. And the use of a masked double for Tracy, even in non-stunt scenes in the London fog, is painfully obvious. You don't even need to pause the DVD to see it.Read more ›
Frea ks (1932) was misunderstood at the time of its release, but is now highly regarded as a horror classic. Director Tod Browning really had a vacuum to fill after Lon Chaney's death ended their successful partnership. This film is an example of his finest work post-Chaney. It is about Hans, a little person in a circus attracted to a beautiful but evil woman who marries Hans for his money and plans to murder him. When the other circus "frea ks" find out about Hans' bride's plans, they extract a cruel but fitting revenge. This film is available in a more deluxe edition that includes commentary. Audiences were troubled by this one when it came out because people with actual disabilities were used rather than actors and actresses in makeup.
The Haunting (1963) is more effective in this version than in the 1999 version with all of the special effects. You actually never see anything in this film - you just hear the sounds and experience the horror of Julie Harris' character as she stays in a haunted house along with a group of people as part of an experiment framed by a psychiatrist. This is currently available separately as ...Read more ›
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Great old movie starring a very young Fredric March. Compared to the later version starring Spencer Tracy, no slouch of an actor himself, this movie hits my "like" buttons... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R Merhar
If you're looking for classic old horror this is a good onePublished 2 months ago by James c. wright
Frederic March really nails both have's of the equation, from Jekyll, who believes himself a holy man who can do no wrong, to hide, who cackles in glee listening to the woman he... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Rivera
All four films are *4* star Movies from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to the House of Wax and also the movie "Freaks" and lastly "The... Read more
I am a classic movie buff, so I enjoyed them all except for " Freaks", that one was a little too freaky for me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pat P.
I love the classic horror pictures and have watched them since childhood. The Spencer Tracy /Ingrid Bergman/ Lana Turner version of Jeckyll & Hyde is by far the best I've ever seen... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L.J.
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