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Universal Horror (1998)

A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Branagh ... Narrator (voice)
Christopher Adamson Christopher Adamson ... The Manic Editor
John Augur John Augur ... The Assistant
Ray Bradbury ... Himself / Interview
Nina Foch ... Herself / interview
James Karen ... Himself / interview
Carla Laemmle ... Herself / interviw
Sara Karloff Sara Karloff ... Herself / interview
David J. Skal ... Himself
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself / interview (as Forrest Ackerman)
Gloria Stuart ... Herself - Interviewee
Fay Wray ... Herself / interview
Anne Carré Anne Carré ... Herself / interview
Gavin Lambert ... Himself / interview
Nicholas Webster Nicholas Webster ... Himself / interview
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A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Universal See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Included on the 2014 Universal DVD of Drácula (1931) See more »

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Features The Black Cat (1934) See more »

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Not bad
5 December 2014 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A pretty good documentary on Universal's first wave of horror films from 1931 to 1939. It starts off with silent horror films which inspired the studio and filmmakers and gets into detail about Universal films like "Dracula" (the English AND Spanish versions), "Frankenstein", "The Mummy", "The Invisible Man", etc. etc. They have some great interviews with people who saw the movies in their original runs (the best are from Ray Bradbury and James Karen), clips from the films themselves, a VERY cool color home movie showing Karloff in his green makeup as Frankenstein and some non-Universal horror like "King Kong" and "Mystery of the Wax Museum". As a fan of old Universal films there was nothing new here but I was entertained. If you're a newcomer to those old films this is a good place to start.


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