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Universal Horror (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Horror  -  8 October 1998 (USA)
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A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

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Great look at classic horror movies
9 April 2001 | by (Midnight MovieLand) – See all my reviews

This is really one of the better horror movie compilation/documentaries out there. A big reason for that is because of it's subject: Universal Pictures. This is the studio that produced the definitive versions of such films as Dracula, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and on and on. This documentary is interesting as it traces influences on these movies. It brings out that facial disfigurement in the movies was perhaps a reflection of veterans of World War I coming home with injuries from war, the idea of evil in ordinary looking people who were truly monsters was a reflection of the normal looking men who were otherwise nazi monsters. Traces origins in movies of the most famous Universal characters, showing clips from silent movies and also tracing the careers of various directors and the Laemmles who were in charge of Universal. People who were in these movies are interviewed and also, as a treat for the horror fan, well known personages in the Horror fan community such as Forrest Ackerman and others are interviewed and they share their earliest memories of seeing Universal films. Recommended to the horror fan. If you are new to classic horror films of the 1920s through the 40s, this would be a great education and shows you the most important and influential films to track down.


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