Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection includes eight distinguishable and iconic horror films produced by Universal Studios for the duration of the 1930′s through the 1950′s. Universal has provided a treasure chest of horror films for their fans since the 1920′s. However, those films included in this collection have proven to be a lot of of their most popular.
Universal’s horror film production started out with the making of 1923′s The Hunchback of Notre Dame starring Lon Chaney. This silent era classic paved the way for a successful series of monster films that invented an unforgettable impression on generations of fans.
In spite of the financial woes caused by the Great Depression, Carl Laemmle Jr. was capable to construct two in a massive manner successful monster films for Universal Studios. Both Dracula and Frankenstein were freed in 1931 and are permanently entrenched in movie history. The success of these two motion pictures skyrocketed the careers of their stars Bela Lugosi (Dracula) and Boris Karloff (Frankenstein). These landmark horror films helped give birth to a new generation of cinema monster films.
The Mummy, also starring Boris Karloff, was freed in 1932. Karloff was given the starring role in The Mummy based on his outstanding performance in Frankenstein and the film was a box office sensation. Next followed a trilogy of films that included Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), The Black Cat (1934), and The Raven (1935). These motion pictures were all based on the frequent stories of writer Edgar Allen Poe.
The success of the series of Universal horror films lead to a heap of monster movie sequels with two of the most successful being Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) and Dracula’s Daughter (1936).
By the end of 1936, the continual and rapid production of profit-seeking horror films started out to water-down the product. The public, having antecedently been treated to monster movie classics, would no longer receive just anything that the studio produced. This led to a series of box office flops, financial losses, and the letting go of the Laemmle family as producers. The introductory run of Universal horror movies had ended.
Today, the classic collection of Universal monster films may be found in a DVD box set that includes eight of their most remarkable pictures, all beautifully remastered, and including a host of particular features.
The eight films included in the DVD box set include:
The Mummy (1932)
The Invisible Man (1933)
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The Wolfman (1941)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
This collection will carry on to grant horror movie fans, for generations to come, to receive pleasure from looking at these classic Universal Pictures monster films.