Tag Archive: universal monsters

Retro Review: House of Dracula

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Towards the end of the era of the Universal Monsters the studio was focused on maximizing the shared universal they lived in with what fans have dubbed the “monster mash” movies. These flicks… Continue reading

The Wolf Man: A Monster’s Journey

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When it comes to the famed Universal Monsters each one of them has an actor they are forever linked to. Dracula has Bela Lugosi, the Invisible Man has Claude Rains etc. Though these… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Son of Frankenstein’

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Mary Shelley’s creation is arguably the crown jewel of the Universal Monsters franchise. The creature make-up artist Jack Pierce and director James Whale crafted for Boris Karloff to show-off has become nothing short… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Creature Walks Among Us’

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In 1954, Universal Studios introduced what would be the last monster in their famous stable of Universal Monsters in The Creature From the Black Lagoon. They followed it up with the sequel Revenge… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Murders in Rue Morgue’

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One of the great “what if’s” in horror movie history was the original plans for the 1931 masterpiece Frankenstein. During pre-production Bela Lugosi, fresh from his success in Dracula, was cast as the… Continue reading

Best Horror Movies of the 1940s

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By the time the 1940’s the horror movie was now fully established in cinema. The Second World War gave the world true horrors which was often reflected on the big screen. Other filmmakers… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Invisible Man’

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In 1931, director James Whale unleashed Frankenstein upon the moviegoing public. The groundbreaking horror film went on to be the biggest hit of the year. Naturally the Laemle family who ran Universal Studios… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Cat’

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With the dawn of the Universal Studios’ venture to horror, it was very clear that actors, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were their two of the most biggest stars. It did not take… Continue reading

The Dark Universe: What Could Have Been

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“The Mummy wasn’t what I wanted it to be.” That is Alex Kurtzman, who was chosen to oversee the Dark Universe for Universal Pictures, talking to The Hollywood Reporter about his movie, The Mummy. You know… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Bride of Frankenstein’

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The Golden Age of Horror Movies was responsible for giving us some of the most iconic monsters to ever grace the silver screen as the genre was pioneered by a new class of… Continue reading