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Universal Horror (1998)

A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Branagh ... Narrator (voice)
Christopher Adamson Christopher Adamson ... The Manic Editor
John Augur John Augur ... The Assistant
Ray Bradbury ... Himself / Interview
Nina Foch ... Herself / interview
James Karen ... Himself / interview
Carla Laemmle ... Herself / interviw
Sara Karloff Sara Karloff ... Herself / interview
David J. Skal ... Himself
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself / interview (as Forrest Ackerman)
Gloria Stuart ... Herself - Interviewee
Fay Wray ... Herself / interview
Anne Carré Anne Carré ... Herself / interview
Gavin Lambert ... Himself / interview
Nicholas Webster Nicholas Webster ... Himself / interview
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A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror ohne Ende See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Included on the 2014 Universal DVD of Drácula (1931) See more »

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Features The Cat and the Canary (1927) See more »

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interesting documentary
1 November 2000 | by marlowe_is_deadSee all my reviews

this is an extremely interesting documentary detailing the early years of the Universal horror films. as well as featuring the most well-known films (dracula, frankenstein, wolf man &tc), it also details a plethora of other, less known films.

it would be great if this were the 1st part of a series documenting the horror film, continuing on until the present day. especially if the other films were both as entertaining and intelligent as this.


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