Also included in the set are ‘The Phantom of the Opera and ‘The Creature From the Black Lagoon. As Halloween approaches, it’s almost time to watch our favorite horror classics. Rather than Michal Myers or Freddy Kruger, the Universal Monsters have been a staple of Halloween for nearly a century, more so than Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
This prolific studio is preparing to release its Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection Volume 2 on October 11. On Twitter, the Physical Media Connoisseur said the set would include four classic films. A Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Phantom of the Opera.
In comparison to their Volume 1 set which included Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Invisible Man, Vol. There will be a lot of excitement for 2. As a horror film and sequel, The Bride of Frankenstein remains one of the best. Every aspect of the gothic original was perfected by director James Whale, from the creepy atmosphere to the brilliant performances.
There’s no doubt Frankenstein is the classic with all the iconic lines, but Bride is better in every way. There’s also The Mummy, which is so different from what we think of whenever this classic monster is mentioned. It’s not your typical toilet paper Mummy when Boris Karloff plays him in this 1932 original. The role is reminiscent of Michael Myers, and Karloff plays him brilliantly.
A horror-thriller/pseudo-slasher that was ahead of its time before Black Christmas, Psycho, and Halloween. Phantom of the Opera and Creature From the Black Lagoon are probably the least publicized films. Even though the 1925 silent era adaptation of Phantom is arguably the most iconic, Universal’s 1943 adaptation uses Technicolor for the first time after The Wizard of Oz.
That made horror pop. Creature From the Black Lagoon is your classic creature feature B-movie that helped shape this subgenre. Especially the underwater sections of the film are still relevant today. For the very first time, these films are being released in 4K. It is possible that some of the films in this new collection won’t be as memorable or iconic as those in Universal’s Vol.
In horror history, these four films still hold a special place. As the set hasn’t been officially announced, there is no price yet, but given the Vol. Since Vol. 1 was released at around $80, Vol. Almost the same price for 2. I’m so glad Universal is restoring these classic monster movies for Halloween, hopefully, these will become a yearly tradition. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man and Son of Frankenstein deserve the same treatment.
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