Horror Is Universal: "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)

"To a new world of gods and monsters!" By 1935, Universal had been making horror films for about ten years. Their world of gods and monsters wasn't terribly new in that respect. What was new, however, was the experiment they were about to undertake. Up to this point, Universal's horror films had all been standalone … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)

Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”

When we're talking about horror film history, there are several years that stand out as important milestones in the evolution of the genre. 1978 and 1979 are both contenders, with the former giving us Halloween and the latter giving us Alien, to name just two classics. 1981 can't be overlooked with its groundbreaking werewolf double … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”

Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”

As you probably know, the story of a disfigured musical genius who lurks beneath the Paris Opera House and becomes enamoured with the chorus girl he's training was not invented in the 80s by Andrew Lloyd Webber. While the musical is by far the most famous adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, it certainly wasn't … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”