With Halloween this week, monster movies are showing up on Cable just about every night. We all have a favorite monster (from the movies, not someone you work with). As a kid growing up in Utica, every Saturday my friends and I would head down to the Avon, Olympic or Rialto Theater to watch a monster movie double feature. Rumor has it that some of us had to sleep with the night light on that night. So, who is my favorite monster?

I like the traditional monsters from the early days of Hollywood; "Frankenstein" and "The Wolf Man", not Jason or Michael Myers. And my pic, Count Dracula, played so convincingly by Bela Lugosi, the actor that everyone does a bad impression of. Here's a scene from the 1931 classic film, "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi: