Boris Karloff as the Monster in Frankenstein (1931)
During the golden age of horror, there was one studio that prevailed over the rest and created some of the most iconic horror characters known to the world – Universal Studios. Even if you aren’t a horror movie junkie, chances are you’ve laid eyes on the suave vampire, Count Dracula; the undying creation of Dr. Frankenstein; the cursed and tormented Wolf Man; and so many more.
The main line-up of monsters that have become legendary through Universal Studios are Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. Universal had success with many other horror movies, though, such as the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Creeper, and the Man Who Laughs.
Since their creations, these monsters have been immortalized in pop culture through thousands of clothing and figurines, comic book adaptations, Halloween decorations, movie remakes, and television references. Just do a search on the Internet, and all of your deepest monster desires will be met.
In this blog, I will be focusing on the main six monsters, but posts about every single Universal horror film during this time will be included. News, biographies, merchandise, reviews and the like will be posted to give monster lovers of all shapes and sizes a look into the terrifying world of Universal Monsters.
With so many horror movies these days being focused on gore and cheap thrills, it’s refreshing to see these classics continue to live through the ages.
Poster from the film Dracula (1931)