That's right...the Halloween season officially kicks off on October 1 and carries through November 1. Our unofficial October mascot is Bela Lugosi, who else? Boris Karloff is close, but Bela is the epitome of old-time horror. Some Lugosi films to keep you in the Halloween spirit all month long include:

ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
BLACK CAT, THE (1934)
CORPSE VANISHES, THE (1942)
DEVIL BAT (1940)
DRACULA (1931)
GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)
INVISIBLE RAY, THE (1936)
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932)
NIGHT OF TERROR (1933)
RAVEN, THE (1935)
RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)
SPOOKS RUN WILD (1941)
VOODOO MAN (1944)
WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)
ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY (1945)

So prepare yourself this month for some pretty gothic, moody, creepy, fun films.....and some unintentional laughs in a couple of 'em!

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