For the twenty-first day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, let’s celebrate Bela Lugosi.

April 21: Lugosi Love — What’s your favorite Bela Lugosi movie?

All April long, we’ll have thirty themes as writing prompts. If you’d like to be part of it, you can just send us an article for that day to bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com or post it on your site and share it out with the hashtag #BSAprilMovieThon.

Here are some Bela films to savor:

Bride of the Monster (1955): The final speaking role for Bela Lugosi, this kinda sequel to The Corpse Vanishes has him using the same hypnotic stare from Dracula and White Zombie.

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959): I refuse to be part of the mean world that says this is a bad movie. It’s just a film that needed the budget to realize its scope.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948): For the role that he’s been typecast as, Lugosi only technically played Dracula twice.

What are you watching?

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