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Best of the Universal Monster Flicks 

Which of the classic horror films is the best?
Dracula (1931) 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
Frankenstein (1931) 50%  50%  [ 4 ]
The Mummy (1932) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Invisible Man (1933) 25%  25%  [ 2 ]
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Wolf Man (1941) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
(other) 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 8

Best of the Universal Monster Flicks 
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Which one does it for you the most?

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Frankenstein by a mile. Dracula and Bride of Frankenstein may be iconic and memorable, but I found them to be pretty miserable movies. Dracula in particular has a screenplay that wouldn't get a passing grade in a high school filmmaking course. The Wolf Man, too, I could never get into.

But hey, I liked Dracula 2000, so what the hell do I know?

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Jory wrote:
Frankenstein by a mile. Dracula and Bride of Frankenstein may be iconic and memorable, but I found them to be pretty miserable movies. Dracula in particular has a screenplay that wouldn't get a passing grade in a high school filmmaking course. The Wolf Man, too, I could never get into.

But hey, I liked Dracula 2000, so what the hell do I know?


I agree that Dracula, iconism aside, is a terrible film. And The Wolf Man cracked my "Bottom 10" of the year I watched it.

But you're selling "Bride" short, man. It beats the original

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I agree that Dracula, iconism aside, is a terrible film. And The Wolf Man cracked my "Bottom 10" of the year I watched it.

But you're selling "Bride" short, man. It beats the original


I don't have a problem with making a comedy sequel to a serious film, but the "humor" in Bride is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Old ladies screaming, the shenanigans of Professor Pretorious and his miniature courtesans, the monster smoking a cigar, all with "wacky" music to play in the background since I guess we're all too stupid to know that we're supposed to be laughing. I agree with this critic:

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If you find unsophisticated slapstick and high-pitched screaming in affected accents amusing, maybe you’ll view Bride of Frankenstein more charitably. I, however, would rather shove tennis balls up my ass than watch this contemptible shitpile of a movie again.


As far as I can see, all Dracula has going for it is Dwight Frye and some good cinematography. The script is such a mess that I'm amazed they even considered using it, and most of the actors are simply awful. Lugosi seems threatening only when he's silent; the moment he speaks, I want to laugh. As for The Wolf Man, Chaney is good but I was bored to tears. Maybe I would have liked it more if I found werewolves interesting at all, but I don't.

Again, keep in mind that I actually liked Dracula 2000, so I'm not claiming to be a paragon of good taste here. Feel free to dismiss anything and everything I say. In fact, it's probably a pretty good idea. :)

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BUMP.

Vote on monsters, fuckers

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I just watched the original Mummy (1932). Not a big fan. Bride of Frankenstein still remains the gold standard for me.

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Fine, assbutt.

Frankenstein it is.


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JamesKunz wrote:
I just watched the original Mummy (1932). Not a big fan. Bride of Frankenstein still remains the gold standard for me.


Though, now that I look at the quiz, it seems I voted for The Invisible Man. Which is also pretty awesome

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