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Movie Review: Dracula's Daughter (1936)

The first sequel to the Universal Dracula franchise would be released just five years after its predecessor.

In the last outing we saw the demise of the titular character at the hands of Professor Van Helsing, (played once again by Edward Van Sloan, and the only returning character to the franchise) who interestingly enough is on trial for the murder of the Count. 591 more words

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John Landis: The Dark Universe Needs to Respect the Monsters

From www.fanbolt.com –¬† ‘An American Werewolf in London’ director John Landis believes if Universal’s Dark Universe of movies is going to work than the monsters need to beat the forefront of the films.

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The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)

‘But it won’t really be like dying. You’ll live on in this beautiful plant.’

A young woman is hired to be the paid companion of the owner of an old mansion on the outskirts of a cattle farming community. 889 more words

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Movie review: The Invisible Ray (1936)

THE BORIS KARLOFF / Bela Lugosi horror express kept on trucking along for Universal Pictures, but this was definitely Karloff’s showpiece and this lesser known film from the iconic duo probably deserves more recognition than it currently holds. 480 more words

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Movie review: The Raven (1935)

IN THEIR THIRD appearance together for Universal Pictures, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi have the routine down pat.

Lugosi oozes maniacal glee as the Poe-obsessed surgeon with a torture chamber in his basement. 383 more words

Movie review: Werewolf of London (1935)

IT SEEMS ALMOST criminal that this movie has been somewhat forgotten albeit from the hardcore cinephile.

Werewolf of London¬†will forever be cemented in history as the first mainstream Hollywood feature to centre on lycanthropy and as such contains all the ingredients that would inspire more well-known horror films down the track, chief among these would be… 484 more words

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Movie review: The Mummy (2017)

Or too many cooks spoil the cloth?

AT FIRST WHEN Universal first posed the concept of a shared Universe, now known as the Dark Universe, in order to release a string of movies that would link all their classic monsters together, I wanted to say that it was a bold approach, but it’s not exactly new. 784 more words