7 October 2012 8:50 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we gear up for Halloween. the Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal.s Legacy of Horror“- part of the studio.s year-long 100th anniversary celebration. This week’s films highlight The Man Who Laughs, The Wolfman and An American Werewolf In London. Just last week writer, director Guillermo del Toro, a big fan of Jaws, hosted the kick-off screening celebrating the studio that defined .horror films..

Del Toro also answered questions from fans on the Academy’s Facebook page.

For those not in the Southern California area, you can watch all these cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre on Blu-ray in the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection which debuted on October 2 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

If you’re in the Beverly Hills area, check out the lineup for the rest of the month:

The Man Who Laughs” (1928) Monday, »

- Michelle McCue

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