Earlier this year The Secret History Of Hollywood created a podcast episode that, over 7 hours, detailed the stories surrounding Universal Studios’ horror films. The ‘cast is very well narrated, with engaging tales spinning out of the horror film timeline. With Halloween fast approaching, I highly recommend listening.
“_The story of Universal Studios’ horror movies is the story of cinema itself. Universal were there at the beginning, being one of the first studios to make Hollywood its home, and more than any other studio, took the horror movie to its heart._
In this special episode, hear the stories of how Universal Studios came to be, of Lon Chaney and his son, of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and genius director James Whale. Of creature designer and make-up king, Jack Pierce, of Gloria Stuart, Claude Rains, of Evelyn “Queen Of The Screamers” Ankers, the Laemmle empire, and of every Universal Horror movie from Hollywood’s Golden Age…“