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  Universal horror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Universal Horror is the name given to the distinctive horror films made by Universal Studios in California from the 1920s through to the 1950s.
Universal's earliest success in the horror genre was Lon Chaney's The Phantom of the Opera in 1925, for which the actor famously designed and endured a torturous make-up.
Universal was the distributor for several films from the British Hammer Studios in the early 1960s, enabling Hammer to replicate many features of the original Universal horrors for the first time.
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 Horror film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The horror film is often associated with low budgets and exploitation, but major studios and well-respected directors have made intermittent forays into the genre.
The Canadian film Cube (1997) was perhaps one of the few horror films of the 1990s to be based around a relatively novel concept; it was able to evoke a wide range of different fears, and touched upon a variety of social themes (such as fear of bureaucracy) that had previously been unexplored.
Other advances in horror were in Japanese animation (for example the gruesome 'guro' animation), as Japanese culture reached new heights of popularity in the West (although the first horror-themed anime had begun appearing in the West by the late 1980s).
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Universal Studios made a name for themselves in silent horror, including several groundbreaking films with Lon Chaney, the legendary Man of a Thousand Faces.
Universal had made a number of horror films during the silent era, but Todd Browing's Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, begins the "Universal Monster" series that still rakes in money for the studio, in the form of video, toy, and collectable sales.
Universal let the series die with quickly-made, all-star monster rallies that featured Glenn Strange as the Monster (imitating Lugosi's stretch-armed strutting), Chaney as the Wolf Man (once again, returned from the dead, and killed again in each film), and John Carradine as Dracula.
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 Horror Films
Horror films are often combined with science fiction when the menace or monster is related to a corruption of technology, or when Earth is threatened by aliens.
Horror films, when done well and with less reliance on horrifying special effects, can be extremely potent film forms, tapping into our dream states and the horror of the irrational and unknown, and the horror within man himself.
Universal Studios was best-known for its pure horror films in the 30s and 40s, horror-dom's characters (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Wolf Man) and its classic horror stars, Hungarian matinee idol Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
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 Universal Horror by Vincent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Most people think that the Universal Horror began in the early 1930’s with the productions of Dracula and Frankenstein, but the studio produced some excellent horror films in the twenties.
Though it would become clear during this period that the horror movie cycle was beginning to run out of steam it still introduced the last great monster to the audience and it would bring the last in the classic series of Frankenstein.
Many more horror films starring the famous monsters would appear during the remainder of the 1940’s, but all of them are forgettable, with the possible exception of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) and that is a comedy.
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 The Universal Classic Monsters Collection
Of Gods and Monsters: A Critical Guide to Universal Studios' Science Fiction, Horror and Mystery Films, 1929-1939: "While Universal's Dracula and Frankenstein (both 1931) have received the most coverage of any of the studio's genre releases, it is the lesser known films that have long fascinated fans and historians alike.
Each of Universal's horror, science fiction and 'twisted mystery' films receives an in-depth essay for each film: The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog.
Lugosi: His Life in Films, on Stage, and in the Hearts of Horror Lovers: "As Bela Lugosi became a star in American horror films in the 1930s and 1940s, publicists and fan magazines crafted outlandish stories to create a new history for Lugosi; he was transformed into one of Hollywood's most mysterious actors.
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 Universal Studio Halloween Horror Night Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Halloween films are a series of horror movies, of which the first film.
Universal Communication Systems, Inc.(OTC BB: Ucsy) company chairman and CEO, Michael J. Zwebner announced todaythat the company has successfully secured $2.5 million in new financing inthe form of convertible debt from a consortium of investors.
The fundingwill be done in two major traunch's, half upon the execution of thetransaction documents, and the second upon the effectiveness of.
universal.ganweb.info /lq/universal-studio-halloween-horror-night.html   (558 words)

 Universal Horror!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The series of horror pictures Universal Studios turned out in the '30s is so distinctive that it defines its own subgenre.
In casting his pictures, he tended to enlist the aid of several of his compatriots -- Ernest Thesiger, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, and of course Karloff.) The Broadway revival of the Hamilton-Deane play in the late '70s, with Frank Langella in the title role, was in every way superior.
Everyone remembers the scene in the earlier film where he drops the little girl who befriends him into the lake because he associates her with the daisies she's taught him to toss onto the water, and then rushes away in horror when he realizes he's destroyed her.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/12/31/UNIVERSAL_HORROR.html   (1737 words)

 Universal Horror Nights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Entrance to the Horror Nights is not included in with regular admission and separate tickets must be bought.
Halloween Horror Nights 15 will take place at Universal's Orlando resort on various dates during October 2005.
Unfortunately Universal state that costumes, make-up and masks are not allowed at the event.
www.wyrdology.com /festivals/halloween/horror-nights.html   (139 words)

The person informed me that these were temporary cardboard boxes used when Castle Films became Universal 8, and they were discontinuing their 50ft.
If you have scans or other pictures of any more of these "pink and white" boxes as they're referred to, or if you have any in your collection, I'd be very grateful if you can supply me with scans to use here on this page.
This is based on the fact that I recently discovered several variations and styles in the Universal 8 boxes for many of these particular titles.
www.angelfire.com /movies/8mmboxes/8mmuniversal.html   (664 words)

 Universal Horror (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While the film tells a history of Universal Studios during this era and discusses the Laemmle family in detail, it does also move out beyond the mandate of strictly Universal horrors to discuss horror works from other studios such as MGM's The Unknown (1927), Paramount's Dr.
Chaney Jr's Wolf Man was the last of the classic Famous Monsters to emerge and this is largely seen as the end of the Golden Age of Horror by many fans.
One would have liked to have seen Brownlow extend the documentary throughout the war years as this period, even though it represents the studio's decline as a producer of horror, is an equally important part of the story.
www.moria.co.nz /horror/universalhorror.htm   (1127 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Queer Horror
After decades of being devalued by lousy prints on video and television, Universal's classic '30s horror films have been resurrected, refurbished, and unleashed on the big screen as part of a traveling repertory show opening at San Francisco's Castro Theater.
The homo subtext to classic horror is so compelling that you didn't even have to be gay to let it seep in.
Scenes of her cruising the dark streets of London (cruising is the word) play with society's image of the lesbian as a soulless predator, but modern audiences will respond to Holden's striking, masklike face and haunting, luminous eyes as the intoxicating essence of transgressive lesbian power.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /23/universalhorror.html#daughter   (1461 words)

 Halloween Horror Nights Universal - Costumes BR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Halloween Horror Nights is the largest Halloween event in Florida.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2004 information and Universal Studios area hotel reservations.
Universal Orlando's event is one of the largest.
costumes.br.com /halloween-horror-nights-universal.html   (597 words)

 Universal Horror [1998] @ EOFFTV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The history of horror movies produced by the Universal film studios.
An excellent, comprehensive and absorbing documentary on the Universal horror movies, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame [1923] to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein [1948].
Brownlow rounds up a commendable number of the people involved in the productions whose insights are invaluable and the inclusion of the rarer genre films the studio made is particularly welcome.
www.eofftv.com /u/uni/universal_horror_main.htm   (87 words)

 Universal's Halloween Horror Nights® Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Universal Orlando Resort is preparing for its most petrifying Halloween Horror Nights in fifteen years.
If you're looking for pulse-pounding frights and cutting-edge excitement from the masters of horror, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is not to be missed.
This fall, Halloween Horror Nights will run for 19 select nights between September 30 and October 31, beginning at 7 p.m., on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7-9, 12-16, 20-23 and 27-31.
www.trip2orlandousa.com /univ_hhn.htm   (249 words)

 Universal's Horror Channel - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
He figured a horror channel would compete with the SciFi Channel and 13th Street was dropped.
Trust me, back then, whenever we had a meeting in The Black Tower over on the Universal lot, the guys there were constantly checking into the competition as people have tried to get "all horror" channels going for awhile now.
I hope that an MTV-like group of renegades like The Horror Channel is the first-mover so that a solid horror channel can rise and not, well, a studio's dumping ground kind of channel, but sometimes big bucks like that can make a loud fucking noise.
www.chud.com /forums/showthread.php?p=1240559   (1132 words)

 eBay - universal horror, Movie Memorabilia, DVD HD DVD items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Universal Horror 1940 MINT The Mummy's Hand pressbook
Universal Horror Claude Rains 1943 Phantom of the Opera
Universal Horror Lon Chaney 1943 Son of Dracula Title C
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 Universal Horror
TCM and Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida are teaming to offer viewers a chance to win the Grand Prize - a vacation for four (4), three days and two nights to Universal Studios Hollywood or Florida.
10 First Prizes include a classic Universal Horror Video Collection and 25 Second Prizes will be awarded TCM T-shirts.
One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for four (4) to either Universal Studios Hollywood ("USH") or Universal Studios Florida ("USF") including round trip coach air transportation for four (4) from the major U.S. airport nearest winner’s home address, standard hotel accommodations.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
After a year of service to fans of action, suspense, horror, and science fiction entertainment, 13thStreet.com is passing the baton to two great websites -- SCIFI.COM, the source for daily news updates from the sci-fi world, and CRIME.COM.
It's been an exciting ride on 13th Street, and those of us here extend our thanks to everybody who made this site possible, from the writers and artists to the technologists, marketers, promotional partners, and assorted suits.
Note: You can still find out about 13th Street on TV in France at www.13emerue.fr, in Spain at www.calle13-es.com, and in Germany at www.13thStreet.de.
www.13thstreet.com   (112 words)

 Universal Horror
8:00 PM Universal Horror (1998) A look back at the movies and monsters that turned Universal into Hollywood's house of horror.
11:30 PM Universal Horror (1998) A look back at the movies and monsters that turned Universal into Hollywood's house of horror.
10:00 PM Universal Horror (1998) A look back at the movies and monsters that turned Universal into Hollywood's house of horror.
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 Injury accidents at Universal Horror Make-up Show, at Universal Studios Florida
The last we (at Horror Make-Up) heard: She was taken to the hospital by Ambulance, however, she is doing okay.
First she said she didn't know what we were talking about, but after we persisted with asking, she just said "Oh, she's fine.
Images and any text trademarks are included here solely for the purpose of eliciting fair use comment and criticism from the public.
www.themeparkinsider.com /parks/accident.cfm?Attraction=150   (617 words)

 Universal Monster toys, Drcaula, Mummy, Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon toys figures and more - Cryptoys.com
Universal Monster toys, Drcaula, Mummy, Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon toys figures and more - Cryptoys.com
I am working hard to bring you the best selection of Universal Monster toys on the web.
Even though they are are not Universal, they are still very cool interpretations of the classics.
www.cryptoys.com /Chapters/universal.monsters.htm   (79 words)

 Classic Universal Horror DvDs for UK - All Things Zombie Forums
THEY COULD, however, create new featurettes in which modern horror authors and filmmakers discuss these old BandW horror films and their importance.
The universal DvDs I have; "Back to the Future trilogy", "The Thing", "Bride of Chucky/Seed" and "Dawn otd" remake are all very good DvDs.
As I stated I could get imports from Germany as they are Reg 2 and pal, but it is a hassle and i do live in the country with the highest VAT.
www.allthingszombie.com /forums/showthread.php?t=8269   (1488 words)

 The Superhero Hype! Boards - Best of Universal's horror best:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
And also at AICN (I hate that site still) they had a massive poll on it, but the same 4 movies are always the top picks.
These movies have an amazing style to them that will more than likely not be present in the remakes.
And yes while some of the supporting acting can be considered stilted today, that is part of their charm and their atmosphere as the leads are quite powerful and I doubt anyone would call James Whale's vision of Frankenstein (especially in Bride of Frankenstein) the Brady Bunch story.
www.superherohype.com /forums/printthread.php?t=118218   (883 words)

 Movie Forums - Classic Universal Horror
Of all the classic horror films I`ve seen, The Bride of Frankenstein clearly stands out as my favorite.
I think maybe the earliest case of a sequel being better than an original.....
I really like the hammer horror movies mainly starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
www.movieforums.com /community/showthread.php?t=3632   (244 words)

 Universal Horror - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
Universal Horror - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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Hammer Films, one of the most celebrated horror studios in the history of cinema, presents 8 classic horror films in one collection.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Universal Horror : Main
Assembled by film historian Kevin Brownlow and narrated by actor Kenneth Branagh, this 90-...
Assembled by film historian Kevin Brownlow and narrated by actor Kenneth Branagh, this 90-minute special celebrates the classic horror films that emanated from Hollywood's Universal Studios.
Beginning with such silent classics as The Phantom of the Opera and The Cat and the Canary, Universal went into full gear in the early '30s...
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 Universal Horror - DVDs & VHS - MovieMail UK
Universal Horror - DVDs & VHS - MovieMail UK Empty
The story behind Universal Studios legacy of classic filmed horror.
The secrets behind the studios classic monsters, including the make-up wizardry that created Frankenstein's monster and the special effects genius behind the Invisible Man. This film combines historical archive footage, newly restored sequences from silent treasures and specially shot interviews with the people involved in the making of these scary films.
www.moviemail-online.co.uk /films/9478   (190 words)

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