Bright Lights Film Journal

Halloween Apologies to George Robinson

When I referred to the cinematography of George Robinson on the Spanish Dra¡cula as relatively “crude,” I was comparing it to the sublime cinematography of Karl Freund (see, “Browning and the Slow Club” below).

Robinson was by no means untalented and, in fact, had a long distinguished career in the horror genre, following his work on Drácula with the cinematography of Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Son of Frankenstein (1939), Tower of London (1939), The Mummy’s Tomb (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), Cobra Woman (1944), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), The Cat Creeps (1946), and Jack Arnold’s Tarantula (1955).

ADDENDUM 11/1: The Vampire Blog-a-Thon broken down by title and category here.