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Universal Horror (1998)

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Universal Horror is a documentary film about the history of horror films produced by Universal Studios. The film begins with a look at the early days of cinema, when horror films were often seen as low-brow entertainment. However, in the 1930s, Universal Studios began to produce a series of horror films that were both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. These films, which included Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy, helped to establish the genre of horror cinema and to define its conventions. The film goes on to discuss the different subgenres of horror film that developed in the 1940s and 1950s, including science fiction horror, psychological horror, and slasher films. It also examines the role of horror films in popular culture and the impact that they have had on society. Universal Horror is a comprehensive and informative look at the history of horror films. The film is well-researched and well-edited, and it features interviews with a variety of experts on the subject. The film is also visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography and special effects. Overall, Universal Horror is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of horror cinema.

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Cast
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Kenneth Branagh

Narrator (voice)
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Christopher Adamson

The Manic Editor
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John Augur

The Assistant
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Ray Bradbury

Self / Interview
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Nina Foch

Self / interview
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James Karen

Self / interview
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Carla Laemmle

Self / interviw
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Sara Karloff

Self / interview
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David J. Skal

Self
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Forrest J. Ackerman

Self / interview (as Forrest Ackerman)
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Gloria Stuart

Self - Interviewee
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Fay Wray

Self / interview
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Anne Carré

Self / interview
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Gavin Lambert

Self / interview
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Nicholas Webster

Self / interview
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Lupita Tovar

Self / interview
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Jim Curtis

Self - biographer of James Whale (as James Curtis)
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George E. Turner

Self / interview (as George Turner)
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Gloria Jean

Self / interview
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Curtis Harrington

Self / interview
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Turhan Bey

Self / interview
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Rose Hobart

Self / interview
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Arianne Ulmer

Self / interview (as Arianne Ulmer Cipes)
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Curt Siodmak

Self / interview
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Leon Ames

(archive footage)
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Richard Arlen

(archive footage)
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Robert Armstrong

(archive footage)
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Lionel Atwill

(archive footage)
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King Baggot

(archive footage)
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John Barrymore

(archive footage)
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Julie Bishop

(archive footage)
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Kathleen Burke

(archive footage)
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Howard Carter

Self (archive footage)
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Lon Chaney Jr.

(archive footage)
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Lon Chaney

(archive footage)
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Mae Clarke

(archive footage)
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Colin Clive

(archive footage)
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Lou Costello

(archive footage)
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Joan Crawford

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Bramwell Fletcher

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Sidney Fox

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Dwight Frye

(archive footage)
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Charles Gemora

(archive footage)
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Nan Grey

(archive footage)
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Marilyn Harris

(archive footage)
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O.P. Heggie

(archive footage)
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Fay Helm

(archive footage)
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George Herbert

Self (archive footage) (as Lord Carnarvon)
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Samuel S. Hinds

(archive footage)
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Adolf Hitler

Self (archive footage)
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Valerie Hobson

(archive footage)
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Gloria Holden

(archive footage)
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Philip Jenkinson

Self - interviewer (archive footage)
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Zita Johann

(archive footage)
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Boris Karloff

Self (archive footage)
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Laura La Plante

(archive footage)
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Carl Laemmle

Self (archive footage)
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Elsa Lanchester

(archive footage)
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Fritz Lang

Self (archive footage)
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Charles Laughton

(archive footage)
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Bela Lugosi

(archive footage)
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Rouben Mamoulian

Self (archive footage)
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David Manners

(archive footage)
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Fredric March

(archive footage)
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Tully Marshall

(archive footage)
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Mary Philbin

(archive footage)
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Jack P. Pierce

(archive footage)
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Claude Rains

(archive footage)
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Basil Rathbone

(archive footage)
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Max Schreck

(archive footage)
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Ernest Thesiger

(archive footage)
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Edward Van Sloan

(archive footage)
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Conrad Veidt

(archive footage)
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Carlos Villarías

(archive footage)
Crew
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Kevin Brownlow

Director
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Disc Releases
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Universal Horror

(DVD)

9/2/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Universal Horror

(DVD)

9/2/2014

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