Two sacred monsters. Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, by Thierry Rollet

ISBN : 978-1-77076-526-9
Format : 56 pages, 6 x 9 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

The filming of the first horror films coincides with the creation of the actual cinema. Various actors, having experienced stage debut, will then be offered roles of iconic characters from Gothic fantasy literature. This was the case of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, known worldwide for their interpretations of the monster Frankenstein and Count Dracula.

Therefore, two superstars in both senses of the term, who knew to impose, at the same time, the ‘terror’ gender and illustrate by their subtle play, the terror characters as their authors had imagined them. Two destinies, sometimes united on the screen, though very different in life as in their careers… Two personalities, having wonderfully served a difficult style by their ability to adapt to the demands of their roles that often made them look tyrannical… Two exemplary careers in many ways, whose stories are read like an adventure novel that gives true meaning to the term ‘film pioneers’…

These are the elements that make up this book.

[Translated from French by Caroline Andreea Zgortea]


Born in Remiremont (France) in 1960, Thierry Rollet has devoted himself to literature since the age of 15. Associate to Gens de Lettres de France. He published his first book at age 21 and is now at his 38th published book. First a teacher, he founded in 1999 the Scribo company, which handles the distribution of books, literary advice to authors wanting to be published, training in French / English and a writing workshop. Thierry Rollet has published novels, collections of short stories, historical accounts, and many novels in magazines and on the Internet.

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