Good evening all. Let me just say that it was not my intention to have all the news on which I reported revolve around The Wolfman, but he we are again. Today, I have a wonderful piece of news to report that is only marginally related to the remake. If you are anything like me, you have a great deal of reverence when it comes to Universal and horror. This is the studio that gave us the legends: Dracula, Frankenstein('s monster), the Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, and the original Wolfman. Well, in celebration of their upcoming revamp, Universal has unveiled a website devoted to the legacy of their rogue's gallery of monsters and madmen.
I cannot say enough about this site. It not only looks amazing, but is the best online treatment of the Universal Monsters I have ever seen. The intro video is a great reminder as to why horrophiles like us love this era and there is a constant stream of gorgeous scores playing from the films themselves. Each movie offers a synopsis and the background changes with each selection. You can scroll through the time-line of releases, admiring original posters or even watching clips. I'm nerding out just thinking about it. It's like an online shrine to classic horror royalty.
Universal made a very wise decision loosely linking the new film to this site. There is a brief mention below the montage and a small link at the top to the new movie's site. I'm glad they didn't try to shoehorn the remake into the gallery, and thus insinuate comparison. The limelight stands focused on the true titans; quelling any potential backlash. Well done!
Go see it now!