Back from the Grave: Universal Monsters Return to Life
Universal Studios Re-Ups Classic Horror Film Antiheroes
“Universal Monsters” is the name given to the series of horror, suspense and sci-fi films that were made by Universal Studios from 1923 to 1960. The series began with the 1923 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and continued with such cult classics as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Wolf Man.
Now known for their multi-movie franchises including The Fast and the Furious, the Bourne films and the Jurassic Park series, Universal has come a long way since the start of the studio in 1912. As one of Hollywood’s “big six,” Universal thrives on big budget productions, extreme special effects, and all-star casts.
However, the studio seems to be returning to its roots with the revival of the monsters.
Last week, it was announced by Deadline that Universal Studios would be bringing their ghosts and ghouls back to life. The monsters are set to appear in a series of collective films with intertwining characters and narratives.
Photo courtesy of Horror Society
This will be the first time that the studio has formalized an approach to these classic characters in a cohesive, connected way rather than as a series of stand-alone projects. Think of the way the Avengers came together in Marvel’s Universe, just way more badass.
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We here at Nightmares are beyond stoked for these classic monsters to come back from the dead. Stay tuned for upcoming news on casting news, release dates, and more, here on the Nightmares Blog.
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