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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite Universal monster film?
Dracula
13.56%
Frankenstein
20.34%
The Mummy
3.39%
The Invisible Man
3.39%
The Bride of Frankenstein
23.73%
The Wolf Man
15.25%
The Phantom of the Opera
3.39%
Creature from the Black Lagoon
13.56%
Other
3.39%
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Favorite classic Universal monster film?

Old 10-09-08, 08:01 PM
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Favorite classic Universal monster film?

In the spirit of the season, which of the following is your favorite classic Universal monster film? My vote is for The Mummy - Karloff's makeup is fantastic, the film oozes atmosphere, and the oft-forgotten Zita Johann is alluringly mysterious.

Dracula
Frankenstein
The Mummy
The Invisible Man
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Wolf Man
The Phantom of the Opera
Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Old 10-09-08, 09:16 PM
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Frankenstein.
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Old 10-09-08, 09:18 PM
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Voted for Frankenstein.

Still the most enduring to me.
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Voted for Frankenstein.

Still the most enduring to me.
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Old 10-09-08, 11:23 PM
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Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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1. The Invisible Man
2. Creature from the Black Lagoon
3. The Wolf Man
4. The Mummy
5. Dracula
6. Frankenstein
7. The Bride of Frankenstein
8. The Phantom of the Opera
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I recognize that others are better monster classics objectively (although I think the Bela Lugosi Dracula movie is a tremendous bore), but for me, the biggest monster will always be Creature From the Black Lagoon
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1 Frankenstein
2 The Invisible Man
3 The Bride of Frankenstein
4 Dracula
5 The Mummy
6 Creature from the Black Lagoon
7 The Wolf Man
8 The Phantom of the Opera
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Spanish Dracula.
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Creature from the Black Lagoon...I love this character because of the costume design.
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I voted Dracula that was the first one I saw and I love the Spanish version.
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WolfMan is the most rewatchable for me.
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Creature From the Black Lagoon
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I like them all a great deal, but Bride of Frankenstein is the only masterpiece, artistically speaking, of the bunch.
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I'm shocked anybody would vote for Creature From the Black Lagoon. That movie is pretty bad and cheap, especially when compared to the others on the list.
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1. The Bride of Frankenstein (does everything perfectly)
2. Frankenstein (just shy of it's sequel)
3. The Wolf Man (very well told story)
4. The Invisible Man (Great but not quite up to the other Whales productions)
5. The Mummy (Sibling to The Wolfman)
6. The Phantom of the Opera (Lon Chaney about sums it up)
7. Creature from the Black Lagoon (The Creature endures as design and character, but the movie is typical)
8. Dracula (it's greatness comes from Lugosi and it's sets, a bit boring)
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1) Frankenstein
2) The Wolf Man
3) Bride of Frankenstein
4) Creature From the Black Lagoon
5) Dracula
6) The Mummy
7) Spanish Dracula
8) Invisible Man
9) Phantom of the Opera
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Old 10-10-08, 03:35 PM
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Voted other. I've always enjoyed the sequels more. Favorites are: Son of Dracula, Ghost of Frankenstein, Mummy's Ghost, Invisible Man Returns and Creature Walks Among Us.
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May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms
And the moon is full and bright.
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I love them all I grew up on these classics of this genre!
But my personal fav is The Wolf-Man (1941).
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Frankenstein just ahead of Bride.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I'm shocked anybody would vote for Creature From the Black Lagoon. That movie is pretty bad and cheap, especially when compared to the others on the list.
You're mad, man, mad!


...Seriously, though, I know it's not REALLY a great movie. Maybe it's the green scales or the creepy alien look. Maybe it's the subtle theme of man vs. nature, primitive vs. society. Or just all the women in swimsuits being terrorized by the webbed menace. For whatever reason, this clunky '50s creature feature sticks with me a lot than the original 'Fly' or 'Thing' or 'Tarantula' or others of its time...
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Old 10-14-08, 11:12 PM
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I've always thought of Bride of Frankenstein as being overrated - for my money, James Whale does a far better job of fusing horror and comedy in The Old Dark House.
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I love Dracula more than all of them, although I will admit that Bride of Frankenstein is a much better movie. Not to take away from any of these flicks, but I would like to give Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man some major love. If there was one flick that I enjoyed more than I thought I would of my unseen flicks in the legacy sets, this one was it.
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