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Universal Horror: The Mummy (1932)

AS IF TO extend his acting prowess, Boris Karloff strides back onto the screen to establish himself as far more than the man of many monsters. 364 more words

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Universal Horror: The Old Dark House (1932)

Just as Bela Lugosi followed up on his role of Dracula with Murders in the Rue Morgue, Boris Karloff would have his turn in front of the camera after scaring audiences as The Monster in… 635 more words

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Modern Monsters - The Wolf-Man

I was going to write a whole big thing about werewolves back in November when I was writing my southern werewolf family drama for NaNoWriMo… 2,717 more words

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Universal Horror: Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

THE TERM ‘loosely based on the novel’ can’t be stressed enough, for Universal’s adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe novel.

The raw ingredients are in there with a character called Dupin, the “hero” of the piece, who pieces together a suspicious murder; confusion over the language of the Killer that is overheard by witnesses, and a murderous ape. 270 more words

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Universal Horror: Frankenstein (1931)

THE MOMENT the character of Doctor Waldman delivers the opening monologue as a word of warning about what the audience is about to see, a classic novel becomes an iconic film. 604 more words

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Dracula Untold (2014)

OUR FINAL entry into the Dracula reboot section looking back at Universal Horror movies is the most recent.

In this instance, the idea was to go back and tell an origin story (Will they ever learn?) behind Cinema’s most infamous villain. 527 more words

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Dracula (1979)

IT WOULD BE forty-eight years before Universal would look to reboot the Dracula franchise for the silver screen. 

A lot had changed in the world since then and because of that we’re presented with a much more sexually charged Dracula. 283 more words

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