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How to Have a Monster Party: The Basics

Themed parties are always in style, whether it’s for a holiday, a birthday, or just because. And for all you horror lovers out there, what could be better than a party featuring all of your favorite monsters? Since the Universal Monsters don’t exactly have a mainstream following, gathering all of the merchandise you need for a party can be difficult. Unless it’s Halloween time, Wal-Mart or Target won’t have anything in stock, which leaves the wide-world of the Internet.

Luckily, Universal Studios have come out with licensed Universal Monsters party supplies that you can find on various websites all year around. Most of the supplies have “Happy Halloween” written on them, but for horror lovers, Halloween lasts 365 days, so don’t be afraid to use the supplies for any occasion! And you better hurry, they’re getting harder and harder to find.

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Monster Eats

With every horror classic comes those who take these iconic images and create ways for fans to experience the horror again and again. Most commonly created are collectibles, but those certainly aren’t the only things available. Many museums, art, haunted houses, and restaurants have been created. Yes, even restaurants that get the Wolf Man in your stomach growling exist to preserve this legacy of horror.

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Monster Merchandise Must-Haves

Monster lovers don’t despair – just because Universal Horror was in its prime decades ago doesn’t mean there still aren’t plenty of ghoulish goodies to sink our claws into (all cheesy puns intended). Many online stores, such as Big Bad Toy Store, offer tons of Universal Monster merchandise from figurines to stuffed animals to backpacks. If you’re an avid collector like myself, check out this list of monster merchandise must-haves.

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Basic Facts and Information:

Before delving into all the gory details about an organization, band, company, or movie star, it’s important to first learn the basics, right? Well, the same goes for the Universal Monsters. Jumping into this abyss of terror can be overwhelming if you don’t know who played what monster or which movie came first.

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Greetings fellow monster lovers!

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)

 

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