Tom Cruise’s new film, The Mummy, is essentially a monster movie Iron Man; it’s the first film in Universal’s new cinematic universe of monsters, which will include Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and other horrors from the studio’s rich, historic past. Here’s the breakdown of everything The Mummy can tell us about…
Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic “monsters” that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It’s calling this thing “Dark Universe” and it’s all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. And now we get word about more monster movies being planned and they make no sense.
The dreaded day is here. There’s momentum building on the long-rumored Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, the one Universal Horror title we hoped against hope would slink unbothered along the muddy bottom of the studio’s shiny new shared universe starring its classic monsters.
Universal is remaking many of its classic horror movies, and creating a shared universe in the process: A Dr. Jekyll-meets-the-Mummy situation is already underway, with the Bride of Frankenstein and the Invisible Man rumored to be up next. But there’s one monster the remake machine should absolutely NOT touch.
Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. Individually, they’re some of the most recognizable, celebrated character of all time. Together, they’re known as the Universal Monsters.
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If anyone ever decides to make a Saturday morning cartoon of Night of the Living Dead or Alien, Justin White will be there. His new illustration series, Rated G is a cheeky look at movies and TV shows that are child-inappropriate, but that he reinterprets in a children's animation style.
There's far more to monsters than kidnapping women and getting revenge on their creators. In the painting series "Tiny Confessions," these creatures lay their souls bare and confess the pain they don't want you to see behind their anger.
The event: The Professional/Amateur Pinball Association's 13th World Pinball Championships, A Division. The machine: Creature From The Black Lagoon. The prize: $10,000. The best part: They rest the ball on the flippers for a breather just like you do.
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There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film.
The creators of Creature From The Black Lagoon: The Musical, launching at Universal Studios July 1, probably didn't mean this still to look quite so obscene. What do you think these people are saying? Check out the full version below.
Gary Ross has been talking about remaking the Creature From The Black Lagoon, which his father co-wrote, since 2001. But now Ross says he hopes to be making the film next year — and it's going to be science-focused and scary, not campy.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not celebrate the 50th anniversary of Steve McQueen-monster movie The Blob at Phoenixville, PA's Colonial Theatre? The three-day event features not just the geltastic movie, but also special guests, audience participation and the chance to discover the best way to avoid…
Ben Chapman, who portrayed "The Gill Man" in Creature From The Black Lagoon (at least, whenever he was above water) passed away two weeks ago after a lifetime of being identified with the iconic sea beast and loving it. Although he only acted in one film following the original movie, he would travel the mainland…