Javier Bardem Comments on the Collapse of Universal’s “Dark Universe” and His Desire to Play Frankenstein

Remember the “Dark Universe“? It was only a handful of years back that Universal had decided to reboot their iconic monster properties with big budgets and big name actors including Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Javier Bardem, but those plans of course came crashing down with the box office underperformance of the new universe’s starter […]

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NECA Celebrating 90 Years of ‘The Mummy’ With Black & White Boris Karloff Action Figure [Images]

NECA is working on a new line of Universal Monsters action figures based on the original classics, with Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolfman, The Mummy and Dracula confirmed. They’re each getting full-color and classic black & white versions, and this week NECA has unwrapped the official image gallery for their black & white version of The Mummy. “For the 90th anniversary […]

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Awkwafina Will Also Star in the Universal Monsters ‘Renfield’ Movie Featuring Nicolas Cage as Dracula

Originally announced a couple years back, Universal Pictures has been developing a solo movie for Dracula’s henchman Renfield, based on an original pitch from “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman. Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) is set to direct the movie, with Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Fury Road) on board to star as Renfield. We learned the very exciting news […]

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NECA Teases Upcoming Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ Action Figure! [Image]

NECA‘s new line of Universal Monsters action figures based on the original classics is on the way, with Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Dracula confirmed. The company took to Twitter last night, this week being the late Bela Lugosi‘s birthday and all, and shared the first sneak-peek preview of the upcoming Dracula action figure! The […]

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Halloween Treat Shows What the Universal Monsters Classics Would Look Like in Color [Video]

What would the Universal Monsters look like in full color? Not that we’re suggesting those classic movies should ever be fully colorized, but it’s an interesting thought nonetheless. The Twitter account Hammer Horror Films, on that note, shared a little Halloween treat this week, tweeting out a 2-minute video that colorizes select clips from the […]

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NECA Reveals Raphael as Frankenstein’s Monster from Awesome New “Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Line! [Photo]

While Playmates created hundreds of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures throughout the 1990s, the highlight was their Universal Monsters crossover that imagined the turtles as Universal’s iconic horror characters. In 1993, Playmates released Leonardo as The Wolfman, Raphael as The Mummy, Michaelangelo as Frankenstein’s Monster, and Donatello as Dracula, documents Universal Monsters Universe, further […]

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BendyFigs Brings Universal Monsters Figures from the Parks to a Retailer Near You!

Yesterday we told you about new Universal Monsters action figures from Jada Toys, and today we learned that BendyFigs also has its own interpretations that have hit retailers across the country. I first caught wind of BendyFigs, finely crafted collectible figures from The Noble Collection, while attending this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios […]

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Jason Blum Updates on ‘The Wolfman’ Starring Ryan Gosling and Teases More Universal Monster Movies

It was announced back in 2020 that Universal was prepping a new take on The Wolfman, with Ryan Gosling attached to star as the title character/classic Universal Studios monster. Last we heard, Leigh Whannell (The Invisible Man) was in negotiations to direct the film for Blumhouse, though it’s been well over a year since we’ve heard a […]

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Jada Toys Has Their Own Line of Awesome Universal Monsters Action Figures!

There are a ton of toy companies that have released action figures based on the classic Universal Monsters and now Jada Toys is getting into the game with four brand new authentically-licensed figures of their own. The 6” figures and their packaging are modern takes on Universal Pictures’ 1930s-1950s horror characters Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The […]

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NECA Previews Upcoming Black & White ‘Wolf Man’ Action Figure

NECA is working on a new line of Universal Monsters action figures based on the original classics, with Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Dracula confirmed. Revealed this week during NECA’s month-long “31 Nights of Fright” event, the Wolf Man is getting both color and black & white figures, and we’ve got a sneak peek at the latter. […]

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Over 20 Classic Monster Movies Added to Peacock Including ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ and ‘Son of Dracula’

While we wait for Halloween Kills, which will be exclusively streaming on Peacock October 15, NBCUniversal’s streaming service has first unleashed a handful of classic horror movies. Available for streaming via Peacock, the horror selection now includes Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula’s Daughter, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, and The Invisible Man. Here’s the full lineup of […]

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Looking Back at the Horror Movies and Their Monsters That Inspired “Castlevania”

My first console was a second-hand Super Nintendo, and before I was even old enough to process what a “videogame” was, I was already begging my parents for more “playable movies” to put on the TV. While that’s a pretty reductive way of looking at gaming, it’s also not entirely inaccurate. In fact, legendary developer […]

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Mark of the Beast: ‘The Wolf Man’ at 80 [Gods and Monsters]

In Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Pretorius, played by the inimitable Ernest Thesiger, raises his glass and proposes a toast to Colin Clive’s Henry Frankenstein—“to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” I invite you to join me in exploring this world, focusing on horror films from the dawn of the Universal Monster movies in 1931 to the […]

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NECA Unwraps The Mummy from Their New “Universal Monsters” Line of Action Figures! [Images]

NECA is working on a new line of Universal Monsters action figures based on the original classics, with Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolfman, The Mummy and Dracula confirmed. Tonight, NECA has fully unwrapped the upcoming figure of The Mummy! The company details, “In anticipation of the 90th anniversary of the extraordinary silver-screen classic, NECA announces The Mummy will be joining […]

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The Universal Monsters Come to 4K Ultra HD in Four Film “Icons of Horror Collection” This October!

In the wake of recent rumors that the classic Universal Monsters movies are being upgraded to 4K Ultra HD, it looks like the first official announcement has been made this morning. On the way this Halloween season is the Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection, a four-film set that Universal will reportedly be releasing […]

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