Thursday, October 5, 2017

1998 Universal Horror

An excellent documentary examining silent films from the 1920's then mostly focusing on Universal's horror films from the 1930's to 1940's starring the original Fab Four: Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, and The Wolf Man. Filmed 20 years ago, in 1997, then premiered on Turner Classic Movies October 9, 1998 and later made available as part of the 2 DVD disc edition of "the Mummy" (1932).

With clips of the films, stills from the period and featuring interviews with so many wonderful people, experts, fans and relatives of the original stars of the period including sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, POLTERGEIST actor James Karon, film historian David Skal, TITANIC actress Gloria Stuart, KING KONG actress Fay Wray, film historian George Turner, "Eva" from the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula, Lupita Tovar and 1931 Dracula cast member Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studio's founder Carl Laemmle, makes an appearance, along with Boris Karloff's daughter, Sara.

It saddens me greatly that so many of those interviewed here are no longer with us. A documentary that is more like a haunted house, full of dead people condemned to an eternal repetition. I guess we were lucky to still have them back then.


  1. I saved this one to watch later, thanks for the heads up! And while it is sad many have gone to their grave, at least we have them here.

  2. Wonderful documetary, a must watch for horror fans....