Monday, November 9, 2009

Monster PSA: Peter Lorre

This week's "Monster PSA" poster is Peter Lorre, as he appeared in the uber-creepy, uber-weird 1935 horror movie Mad Love.

Mad Love (directed by Karl Freund, who also did The Mummy) is so strange, such a perverse little movie that it seems amazing it got produced at all. Strangely, it doesn't seem to rank up there with the great 1930s horror films, and outside of film fans its generally not that well known.

I wonder what might have happened if it had been produced by Universal anbd had been part of their stable of films, instead of MGM, which didn't seem into making horror movies at all? I think its possible that if Lorre's Dr. Gogol had been a Universal character, he would've fit in right alongside Dracula, Frankenstein, and the rest.

When coming up with the poster, the tag line seemed obvious. When you look like that, you're sure to feel like you stand out a bit...

Peter Lorre t-shirt
Peter Lorre mug

1 comment:

Wings said...

Bizarre, indeed. Cool poster, though!