Mark of the Vampire
Tod Browning’s remake of London After Midnight is about as close as we’ll get to seeing how his lost Lon Chaney silent might have played. Beautifully mounted, but MGM took the scissors to it before its release and there are only 61 minutes‚ left. Some cool stuff nevertheless, until you get to the controversial twist ending. Bela Lugosi hosts this special trailer, with more dialogue than he has in the movie!
About John Landis
John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Coming To America, Kentucky Fried Movie, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos!, Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios, among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special. He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.