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Circuit Q&A – Favorite Classic Movie Monsters

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"The Invisible Man" (1933)

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When the reboot of “The Mummy” underperformed, Universal cancelled its Dark Universe plans. However, they’re still reviving their horror movie monsters. One in particular who’s getting the reboot treatment is “The Invisible Man.” In this remake of the 1933 classic, Elisabeth Moss plays a battered wife looking to escape the clutches of the titular villain.


As previously mentioned, The Invisible Man is one member of an esteemed roster. A roster that includes villains such as Dracula. The ultimate creature of the night, Dracula has a thirst for human blood and only comes out at night. Arguably, his most famous iteration is Bela Lugosi’s portrayal in the eponymous 1933 picture.

Then there’s The Wolf Man, another night prowler. One who doesn’t share the villainous intent of Dracula. After a werewolf bites him, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) becomes one himself when the moon is full. “The Wolf Man” was only the second Universal werewolf film after “Werewolf of London” in 1935. Yet, it still set the template for future werewolf pics.

“The Mummy” didn’t kick off the aforementioned Dark Universe, but the original 1932 film starring Boris Karloff is still worth a look. As Imhotep, a resurrected mummy looking for his lost love, Karloff is effective and chilling in his stillness. Karloff is similarly effective as Frankenstein’s Monster, a living being created from parts of buried corpses.

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Then there are classic monsters that aren’t from the Universal brand. In the 1980s, boogeymen like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees began haunting teenagers in their sleep and at summer camp, respectively. In addition, Michael Myers has haunted the streets of Haddonfield, Illinois in the “Halloween” series since the 1970s.

Now, we’ll toss it over to you. After offering a sampling of silver screen boogeymen, we’re curious about who your favorite ones are. Be sure to sound off in the comments section.

Who’s your favorite classic movie monster? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Matt St.Clair

Matt St.Clair is a freelance film journalist currently residing in Connecticut. He is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and the Online Film & Television Association.


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