Archive for October 2, 2017

Zucco

Posted in FILM with tags , on October 2, 2017 by dcairns

                   

       

I really like George Zucco now. When I was a kid, I didn’t know who he was, despite reading about him in horror movie books (the Gifford) and then seeing him in films. He just seemed like one of the nondescript B actors he was surrounded by. Karloff and Lugosi were distinctive, and they played named monsters. Zucco and Atwill seem like the really alarming ones now, since they didn’t have to do very much or be Hungarian in order to seem scary. “Pinky” Atwill seems to have been a colossal perv, but I don’t know a thing about Zucco’s personal life except I believe he was fond of a dram. But he had some kind of instant connection to the sinister.

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