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Blu-ray Review: Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1
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Blu-ray Review: Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1 (The Raven)

Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1
Blu-ray
Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Lew Landers, Lambert Hillyer
Writers: Peter Ruric, David Boehm, John Colton
Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Walter Kingsford, Frances Drake
Distributor: Scream Factory
Not Rated
Runtimes: 66 / 61 / 79 / 70 Minutes
Release Date: June 18, 2019

Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster terrified a generation of moviegoers. Now, Scream Factory pays tribute to these legendary actors with Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1.

In this 4-disc set, you’ll find The Black Cat (1934), The Raven (1935), The Invisible Ray (1936), and Black Friday (1940). On Blu-ray for the first time, these films are presented in high-definition with a brand new 2K scan from the original film elements and the collection comes loaded with new audio commentaries and featurettes.

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Comic Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales From The Grave #4
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Tales From the Grave #4Bela Lugosi’s Tales of the Grave #4
Written by Mark Finn, Lowell Isaac, Ed Polgardy, Michael Leal and Kerry Gammill
Art by John Lucas, Bill Sienkiewicz, Lowell Isaac, Rob Brown, Nik Poliwko and Kerry Gammill
Edited by Kerry Gammill
Covers by Alex Tuis and Carlos Valenzuela
Monsterverse
Release Date: August 21, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The fourth installment of Bela Lugosi’s Tales of the Grave contains five horror stories that are straight out of the late night tv horror shows. Campy and fun, the horror is the standard mix of cautionary tales and revenge. It also contains a poster gallery from Bela Lugosi’s Invisible Ghost, a classic movie from 1941.

A couple of the stories, “The Evil Eye” and “The Monster” deal with children being bullied. Hopeless and alone both stories have someone befriend the lonely outcast. When that friendship is taken away, they snap. The stories are fun and the consequences gruesome. Both have art styles that fit the story, though “The Monster” is definitely the more twisted, in both art and story, of the two.

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Blu-ray Review: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Adam Frazier   |  @   |  
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Universal Classic Monsters Blu-Ray Set

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
Blu-ray
Directed By: Tod Browning, James Whale, Karl Freund, George Waggner, Arthur Lubin, Jack Arnold
Written By: Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, William Hurlbut, R. C. Sherriff, Curt Siodmak, John L. Balderston
Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr., Julia Adams, Ricou Browning
Universal Studios
Rated: Not Rated | 608 Minutes
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

In celebration of Universal’s 100th anniversary, eight iconic movie monsters are resurrected and digitally restored (for the first time ever) on Blu-ray.

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the definitive box set for film buffs and horror aficionados. Restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection includes eight films: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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31 Days Of Horror: Dracula / Let The Right One In
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Adam Frazier   |  @   |  
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62 Films perfect for watching on a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

Today’s double-shot includes Tod Browning‘s immortal 1931 classic, Dracula, and Tomas Alfredson‘s 2008 film, Let the Right One In.

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