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Ever since Marvel Studios blew past the billion dollar mark by getting all of their various protagonists together and teaming them up in a big crossover movie, The Avengers, every other studio out there has been clamoring to find a way to recreate that success. Whether that’s Sony looking to build to a Sinister Six movie through their Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Warner Brothers looking to build to a Justice League movie through their Man of Steel franchise, or Fox looking to bring their two disparate X-Men franchises together with Days of Future Past, the message seems to be the same: team-up movies are the new go-to. The truth is, crossing over different properties in order to create big team-up movies is nothing new though. Universal was doing it with their popular monster characters all the way back in the 40s with things like 1943’s Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, 1944’s »
- Nathan Adams
Released in 1931 to critical and public praise, Dracula is not only one of Universal's most iconic movies, but is a film that would kickstart their Monster Movie line that would dominate the 30s and 40s. It was also the film that would give us the defining Dracula performance from Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi - a performance that has been rivalled and challenged, but never beaten. Nearly 80 years later, people are still imitating this legendary performance.
However, Lugosi's genius is not the sole reason why Dracula was a success. Director Tod Browning creates an incredible and chilling atmosphere with gorgeous cinematography, brilliant lighting choices, incredible sets and a haunting score that utilities Act II from Swan Lake. The script is also very strong with some wonderful lines of dialogue »
Wolfman Mac Kelly is back! The famous horror host is returning with Wolfman Mac Kelly's Monster Matinee, which will feature a family-friendly screening of Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man for the premiere show.
Wolfman Mac Kelly's Monster Matinee will be held on October 19 at the Tampa Pitcher Show movie theater. Wolfman Mac will be accompanied by his trusty sidekick Boney Bob at this live performance. And this is just the beginning. More screenings will follow. Read on for the details, and be sure to stop by the Wolfman Mac Kelly's Monster Matinee Facebook page for even more info.
From the Press Release
Popular, nationally-syndicated horror host Wolfman Mac Kelly returns in 2013 with an all-new live movie event suitable for the entire family! Wolfman Mac Kelly’s Monster Matinee kicks off with the Universal horror classic Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 1:00 pm at the Tampa Pitcher Show, »
- Scott Hallam
Crossovers are fairly commonplace in modern cinema; Alien Vs Predator, Freddy Vs Jason and the whole Marvel cinematic universe thing to name a few. Even back in the days of classic cinema, 1943′s Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman was perhaps the first crossover adventure to hit movie theatres. The concept of a shared cinematic universe is nothing new, therefore.
So, wouldn’t it be great if some other characters from our favourite movies could have crossed paths? Wouldn’t the interactions between your favourite characters from different movies be great? I’ve always thought so and, as someone who grew up in the 80s, I’ve always liked the idea of crossovers between characters from the most quintessentially 80s movies.
With that in mind, here are five awesome 80s movie crossovers that should have happened (tongue in cheek, obviously – studio rights make most of these impossible, however cool they would have »
- Kev Stewart
Luke Owen reviews the first issue of the 12-part Worlds Collide series...
"Worlds Collide: Part One" – The crossover event of 2013 starts Here! The Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog epic kicks off with a bang as the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber meet for the first time! And considering how hard they're fighting each other, it might be the last! Why are the heroes trying to take each other down? Drs. Eggman and Wily know, and they're loving every minute of it! You cannot miss this historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the entire world!"
There have been some great crossovers in the history of film, TV and comics, but this is one that I have been really excited for. I grew up a Sonic kid due to my Mega Drive obsession »
It's Andy !It's "Reader Appreciation Month". So we're talking to a reader a day. Get to know The Film Experience community. Today we're talking to Andy Hoglund a '20something living that rock star life'. He writes for The Inclusive
What's your first movie memory?
Andy: When I was 4 my dad took me to a screening of Pinocchio. I know I probably had watched movies before then (Mary Poppins on VHS), but this is my first legitimate memory of going to the movies. Sitting in a darkened theater, fully immersed -- there’s really nothing comparable to it, I’d say.
I was infatuated with the Universal Horror monster movies. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man. I still remember – at 4 – watching AMC’s 2pm Monster movie every Saturday. It is rumored that I have seen Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man over 50 times. I actually once sent Vincent Price a letter when »
- NATHANIEL R
6 items from 2013
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