Virginia Pearson, posed here with the obligatory skull, was William Fox’s second-string Theda Bara.
The Mummy’s Ghost, 1944. The studio caption says, “Determining by her weird birthmark that she is the reincarnation of the Egyptian Princess Ananka, 3000 years dead, Kharis (Lon Chaney) carries Amina (Ramsay Ames) off to the deserted mine shack where Youssef Bey awaits.”
This terrifying yet pathetic scene was cut by the censors of several states. Through the child who does not fear him, the monster discovers his own humanity. Yet he kills her.
Baron Frankenstein’s sadistic assistant torments the monster with fire, the only thing he fears. Eventually it destroys him.
In Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, the pathos of the monster’s distorted humanity was emphasized. His obliging creator makes him a woman of his own who takes one look at her prospective mate and screams in horror. Elsa Lanchester is the synthetic woman.
Count Dracula’s three sisters, also vampires, sleep in coffins in the dungeons of Castle Dracula.