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A Look Back: Philip Glass Re-imagines Universal’s Dracula

For Universal‘s 1931 classic Dracula, there’s very little to improve upon. Universal struck gold with the film upon release and still finds new ways for younger generations to find new life within the character. However, there has always been one thing the film is missing. Something that is essential to other iconic films like Star Wars, Halloween, and Psycho. For almost 70 years there was never an official soundtrack to accompany the film. In fact, aside from the opening credits and a scene at the Opera, there is no other noise except dialogue and a hiss in the background. Thanks to Philip Glass though, that all changed in 1999.

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Latest News: UNIVERSAL PICTURES Unveils “DARK UNIVERSE” with Name, Mark and Musical Theme For Its Classic Monsters Series of Films.

Darkness Rains Upon The World Tonight…

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.”  The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9.  The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.   Continue reading Latest News: UNIVERSAL PICTURES Unveils “DARK UNIVERSE” with Name, Mark and Musical Theme For Its Classic Monsters Series of Films.

Rants From A Scream Queen: Horror Icons…Where Are They Now?

 PREQUELS, SEQUELS, AND REMAKES…OH MY!

Cover from Pink Floyd's The Wall

They’re heeeeeeeeeerrrrreeeeee! If you are a horror movie fan you have heard and I am sure quoted that line from “Poltergeist” a million times. The Scream Queen is back and in the Spirit of Halloween I can’t help but wonder whatever happened to all of the classic horror film icons. Why don’t we have any Michaels or Jasons or Leatherfaces? Where are all of the Karloffs, Chaneys, and Lugosis of today? Continue reading Rants From A Scream Queen: Horror Icons…Where Are They Now?