Tag: Universal Studios

Frankenstein (1931): ALIVE for 88-years – By Baron Craze

No one in the horror genre can truly deny the importance or the significance of the legendary date November 21, 1931, the day that director James Whale gave life to the incredible movie Frankenstein, created from the mind of 21-year-old Mary Shelley in the year of 1818, now celebrating its 88th anniversary. Frankenstein has the full…


Horror Icon: Lon Chaney Jr. – by Baron Craze

This month marks our second Horror Icon, again it’s an extension of the Baron’s Crypt Horror Icon segment, while not appearing each month it allows one to enjoy those that we cover, July 12th marks the date of Lon Chaney’s death in 1973, 45-years-ago. His life’s work showing all the vast characters he portrayed, then…


The Wolf Man (1941) – By Baron Craze

In 1941, Universal Pictures released the last of their truly great monster movies The Wolf Man. The rise and fall of Dracula and Bela Lugosi and then Boris Karloff and Frankenstein, done their jobs, delivered the frights and scares, enjoyed the thrills yet the studio still struggled financially, desperately need a winning monster they called on screenwriter extraordinaire…


The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) – By Baron Craze

The Universal Studios Frankenstein series, which started with the monster (pun-intended) hit Frankenstein (1931), came with a letdown with the fourth entry from director Erle C. Kenton 1942’s The Ghost of Frankenstein, marking the first time not to star, the legendary actor Boris Karloff in the primary role. Kenton, stuck to a standard, by-the-numbers shooting style…


Creature from the Black Lagoon (1993) Comic Review – By Baron Craze

Among many of the reigning kings in the Universal Studios, where the Land of Monsters exists, fans clamor for Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man, however another beloved one comes in the Gill Man, aka Creature or Fish Monster. He graced the silver screen in 1954 and appeared in numerous sequels, just last Halloween season…