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Universal Legacy Classics

Updated on October 10, 2014
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Kim has many hubs on entertainment especially on movies, and actors she wrote for Squidoo and now has her own blog

When I saw the Review a classic Monster movie, I almost fell over. For one: I love old black and white horror movies even just mysteries. I think the black & white adds to the creepy & suspenseful ambiance of the movies. and 2 I almost could not decide which to review!

I looked through the movies that were and being as I've seen (I think) all of the Universal Studios Legacy collection: Dracula starring Bela Lugosi, The Wolfman's Lon Chaney Jr. & Boris Karloff in The Mummy as well as Frankenstein and I forget who played the Creature from the Black Lagoon at one time or another. I thought maybe one of those then I also saw Carnival of Souls, Nosferatu (though may have been the new one), House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price, The Raven Starring Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi and I may have seen the Bride of Frankenstein long ago But I'm not sure at all if I've seen The Invisible man or The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Ultimately I came to the conclusion to review Dracula, as best I can (being it's been awhile) and that I love Dracula, Vampires and Bela Lugosi

(Can't you tell: Dracula Day & Vivacious Vampires (Vivacious Vampires is undergoing rennovations due to new guidelines and there's more Vampcentric lenses on the way)

So I decided to go with Reviewing Dracula, though I'm not sure if it was the 75th Anniversary edition. My Favorite one is with Bela Lugosi in it. I had read somewhere that it does not really go along with the book, and so I had rented it again when I heard about this. Upon watching it, there are parts or characters that have been changed in the transition. I think one of Lucy's suitors were changed or just missing. Regardless of the flaws of it, to me Bela Lugosi is the best Dracula, he gave the vampire personality and for some of us is the first person we think of when Dracula and Movie are in the same sentence. I think Vincent Price then Christopher Lee are 2nd & 3rd best though I may have to rewach their versions of Dracula and vampire movies. After watching I was a little disappointed as it wasn't what I had originally remembered (oh and I watched it on Dracula Day which just happens to also be Bela Lugosi's birthday!)

Thanks to this review I think I'm going to have to post the movies from that list into my rental 'Q'

The Universal Pictures Classic Horror collection, You can also purchase them as a boxset as well

I haevn't seen these in so long I don't know if I can write reviews for them. Though I do have a book called 'A pictorial history of Horror Movies' that maybe i can include a few facts for them instead.

Frankenstein (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection)
Frankenstein (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection)

I haven't seen this in so long all I can remember is the part where the little girl comes across Frankenstein's monster and I think hands him a flower (though the flower part may be getting confused with a certain movie called Monster Squad)

 

Which is your Favorite UNIVERSAL Monster Classic?

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      Linda Hahn 3 years ago from California

      Best vampire is John Malkovitch in Shadow Of The Vampire.

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      Kim 3 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @linhah lm: BAH!!! HATED that movie! I can't even remember a thing from it other than it's Nosfratu & was it in Black & white as well? I forget

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      Linda Hahn 3 years ago from California

      @Zodiacimmortal: If you can't remember a thing about it, it is strange how you "hated it". And all caps is about as rude as you can get - that signifies screaming. Sorry I liked this meandering lens, if I could take it back, I would.

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      Kim 3 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @linhah lm: see I use all caps to accent certain things when frankly I don't think we can ise html. (& being as here what you wrote already looks like its in italics.. it wouldn't get across.) as for using all caps if it was theWHOLE thing I wrote. then my appologies as I must have hit my caps lock by accident when I was typing & didbn't realize it. I wouldn't 'yell' in replying to a coment that was nice. Probably because I hated the movie s probably the reason I can't remember anything of it. It wsn't a memorable movie. I hated E.T. when I was a kid (& to this day still refuse to watch it) but the only thing I remember from it is the litle girl giving E.T. the reese's pieces but that I believe was also in a commercial at the time as well.

      again my appologies for you misunderstanding the difference between me trying to 'bold'face by using caps on certain words and as I said if the whole thing was then I just didnt notice. (& frankly I really don't pay attention to the rest of online world 'rules'. I don't need to put something in all caps to 'yell' If something i wrote is in lower caps you can still tell if it would be me yelling (anyone from when I was in school to spammers can tell you that)

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