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In no particular order, let’s check out the top five Universal monster movies!
Ah, Dracula. The only monster on our list that doesn’t care about social distancing. Sure, everyone loves Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Keanu Reeves fumbling through the worst English accent you’ve ever heard, but the original 1931 Dracula is still the best when it comes to confessing your love for someone before biting and killing them.
THE WOLF MAN (1941)
It’s crazy how good the 1941 Wolf Man movie is. Lon Chaney Jr’s performance as Lawrence Talbot is both horrific and sympathetic. Yes, there are more visually impressive werewolf films out there like An American Werewolf in London, but this classic Universal Monster movie should still be a staple in your horror library.
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
Hailed as one of the best sequels of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein is an example of love and rejection. Or what people in Los Angeles call modern dating. Wander around by yourself, get introduced to a woman who has never seen you before, watch her scream in shock at having to look at you, then decide it’s better to just destroy whatever building you’re in than having to live with the hurt. That’s some OG monster logic right there.
THE MUMMY (1999)
Yes, 1932’s The Mummy is a classic, but the 1999 reimagining with Brendan Fraser is legit one of best action/adventure/horror movie remakes ever made. From start to finish you’re bombarded with adventure, mummy madness, action, Rachel Weisz and it’s capped off by one of the best scores Jerry Goldsmith has ever done. It’s so good Universal Studios Hollywood put E.T. on a bike, sent him off to ride heaven and replaced him with Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride. Know what? I think I’m gonna go watch this again right after I finish this article…
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
The definition of horror pulp, Creature From the Black Lagoon impresses to this day with its underwater photography, creature design and story. An expedition in the Amazon leads to discovery and death as a crew of scientists attempt to best a creature obsessed with the lovely Julia Adams. In the end, our poor waterlogged wanderer ends up with a broken heart and a bunch of bullet holes in his body. Wipe those tears away, my friend. There’s always the chance for love in a sequel.
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