When it comes to monster movies, there are seven names that should be on the top of everyone’s list to explore. We have Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price offering up a nice assortment of Hammer and Poe goodness. There is the Chaney family, Lon Sr. and Jr., giving us everything from the Phantom of the Opera to Manfish. But undeniably, there are two masters that rise above the rest with such classics as Frankenstein and Dracula: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
My good friend Derek M. Koch recently switched gears, double tapping the zombies into submission and concentrating on the new Monster Kid Radio podcast. I was on the show back in June and we discussed the 1951 classic The Day The Earth Stood Still. Now, Derek has invited me on again for episodes 34 and 35 as we take a two-part look at Karloff and Lugosi. We talk about everything, from personal lives and the films they did together to how their careers diverged.
Go to Monster Kid Radio now, subscribe on iTunes and enjoy something a little different. Derek’s show is less review and more discussion, which is refreshing in the ever expanding world of horror-related podcasts. And if that’s not enough for you, go to Monster Kid Radio on Live365 for non-stop musical greatness. Derek has dived into his cavernous soundtrack collection to entertain us non-stop. And be sure to tell him Monster Movie Kid sent ya!