Tag Archives: Universal monsters

Coming Soon: Universal Monsters Tarot Deck and Guidebook!

Coming soon, wherever books are sold: Universal Monsters™ Tarot Deck and Guidebook (written by Casey Gilly and illustrated by Joe Wilson). Check it out! From The Press Release Featuring stunning original artwork inspired by classic tarot iconography, this 78-card deck depicts spine-chilling characters, imagery, and themes from the legendary Universal …

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Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

Before Batman fought Superman, before The Avengers assembled, before Freddy fought Jason, and before Godzilla fought King Kong, another shared universe was born. In 1943, in a successful attempt to revitalize the declining interest in their monsters, Universal Pictures created Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. The film would mark a …

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Halloween Horror Nights 2022: BANG or BUST? – Event Review

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights rolled out the red carpet to celebrate opening night pn September 9, 2022. They welcomed Hollywood icons such as the OG final girl herself, Jamie Lee Curtis, filmmakers Jordan Peele and Jason Blum, Freaky star Vince Vaughn, Nope star Brandon Perea, Halloween Ends star …

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Sophisticated Vampire: Mickey Reece’s ‘Climate Of The Hunter’ (2020) Movie Review

Climate Of The Hunter is a new horror film directed by Mickey Reece (Mono 2017) and stars Ginger Gilmartin (Fingerprints 2006). Film Synopsis: Two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, along with a dog who’s described as a “philosopher,” have come to Alma’s remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years. Alma is …

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Universal Studios Hollywood – Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Recap

Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off the Halloween Haunt season on September 12, 2019 with a Halloween Horror Nights Fan Preview Night. This year, they opened their gates to fans, with me among them. I was thrilled to receive an invite on behalf of PopHorror, to tread carefully among the creatures …

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Taking A Look Back At ‘The Mummy’s Ghost ‘ 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago on July 7, 1944, The Mummy’s Ghost released, the second of three films in which Lon Chaney, Jr. (The Wolf Man 1941, Spiderbaby: The Maddest Story Ever Told 1967 – read our retro review here) portrayed the mummy, Kharis. Directed by Reginald Le Borg (Joe Palooka franchise) he …

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Karl Freund’s ‘The Mummy’ (1932) – Boris Karloff’s Cursed Cadaver 85 Years Later

The Mummy

Alongside Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff is among the most revered names in the pantheon of horror icons who helped usher in the era of horror cinema. With Universal’s monster movies – Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolfman, just to name a few – these guys created the most iconic …

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Remembering Boris Karloff On His 130th Birthday

Rising to fame during a significant era in film history, Boris Karloff contributed to the golden age of Hollywood of the 1930s. Theatrical audiences used film as a fantastical adventure to escape the uncertainties in their jobs, the economy and their lives. This month, we celebrate and remember the horror …

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