Irving Pichel also played the creepy sidekick Sandor in DAUGHTER OF DRACULA. Did he specialize is such vermin?
Big fellow. Typecast as lunks.
Neil Jordan tried to revive the sub-genre a few years ago with his dismal ONDINE. ‘Nuff said.
Stephen Woolley once pointed out that Jordan was OBSESSED with fish, tried to work them into every movie, and paid a disproportionate amount of attention to their arrangement on set. So I think Undine was the final apotheosis of a long-held fish fetish. This fascination with piscine pleasure connects him to Fellini, but it’s about the only thing.