Horror Is Universal: “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942)

When I first pressed Play on this movie, I really had no idea what to expect. Son of Frankenstein had been a decent, if not perfect, conclusion to the story begun in the 1931 film, and after three movies, the most interesting story possibilities for the Frankensteins and the Creature had already been played out. … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942)

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)