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Universal Horror (1998)

A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

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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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"Gothic Hollywood"
15 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Comprehensive documentary produced for cable-TV's Turner Classic Movies, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, covers not only the history of Universal Studios (their humble beginnings as a factory of B-level fright films right up through the 1930s), but also the silent pictures which inspired the classic monster movies we know today as well as the offshoots made by other Hollywood studios, such as RKO's "King Kong". Priceless interviews with science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury, actors James Karen, Gloria Stuart, Lupita Tovar, Gloria Jean and Nina Foch, and Boris Karloff's daughter Sara give both a tantalizing glimpse of activity on the Universal lot and also the impressions, inspirations and childhood experiences of watching "Dracula", "Frankenstein" and "The Wolf Man" in movie theatres. A must for film buffs!


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