Universal Horror

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by fillups

Universal Studios made a name for itself from the late 1920s through the 1950s with a series of horror films that created the ultimate movie versions of several monsters. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man and many others were established in these influential and popular movies.

The monsters continue to be popular up to today.  Local theaters are showing Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein on October 24th and the Stanford Theater is devoting the month of October to the Universal films of the thirties.

All of the classic Universal monsters are lurking at the SCCLD libraries waiting to be checked out to share the chills that have gripped generations of movie goers.

Classic Universal Monster Movies
Dracula

Dracula

A vampire terrorizes the countryside in his search for human blood. Original theatrical version with the 1931 score, all-new bonus material, and all-new digitally remastered picture. Disc 2 includes the Spanish language version filmed concurrently.

Based on the Bram Stoker novel.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Tampering with life and death, Dr. Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts to create a human monster.

The Mummy

The Mummy

An Ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds Imhotep's mummy.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

A chemist discovers the secret to invisibility.  He manages to become invisible but the process is driving him insane. Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.

The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man

Upon the death of his brother, Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with Jenny, a village girl, he is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Talbot kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Talbot confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Talbot, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John.

 

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