Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Wolf Man: some of the most legendary movie monsters of all time originated at Universal Pictures in the 1930s, when the studio produced a string of gothic horror classics that would influence the development of the genre for decades to come. Featuring pioneering special effects and makeup, atmospheric mise-en-scène influenced by German expressionism, and stars like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, these unforgettable nightmares—including the longer (and racier) Spanish-language version of the original 1931 DRACULA and James Whale’s protocamp masterpiece BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN—have left an enduring mark upon our collective cultural imagination.
Directed by Karl Freund • 1932 • United States
Starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
Boris Karloff solidified his status as one of the greatest horror stars in film history with his terrifying yet surprisingly poignant performance as the high priest Imhotep, a 3,700-year-old mummy w...