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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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"Gothic Hollywood"
15 March 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Comprehensive documentary produced for cable-TV's Turner Classic Movies, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, covers not only the history of Universal Studios (their humble beginnings as a factory of B-level fright films right up through the 1930s), but also the silent pictures which inspired the classic monster movies we know today as well as the offshoots made by other Hollywood studios, such as RKO's "King Kong". Priceless interviews with science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury, actors James Karen, Gloria Stuart, Lupita Tovar, Gloria Jean and Nina Foch, and Boris Karloff's daughter Sara give both a tantalizing glimpse of activity on the Universal lot and also the impressions, inspirations and childhood experiences of watching "Dracula", "Frankenstein" and "The Wolf Man" in movie theatres. A must for film buffs!


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