75 years ago on December 12, 1941, Universal’s The Wolf Man was released in theaters, turning Lon Chaney, Jr into an icon and creating a lasting legacy felt throughout the countless werewolf films of the last several decades. Oh yeah, and the inspiration for the name of a certain horror website too… To mark its anniversary, test your knowledge of on-screen and behind-the-scenes trivia from The Wolf Man.
If you’re on this site right now, I’m going to assume you’re familiar with Universal’s indisputably iconic Dracula (1931). Béla Lugosi. Tod Browning. Dwight Frye. That guy with the cockney accent who keeps calling Frye ⤇
When you think back on “Classic Horror”, there’s no doubt that images of Universal’s iconic monsters flood your thoughts. Even after countless remakes and reimaginings over the last several decades, these portrayals remain a high-water mark. Whether ⤇
The explosion of the horror genre on film in mostly thanks to one studio. From the ’30s through the ’50s, Universal Studios cranked out movie after movie featuring our favorite monsters, and audiences couldn’t wait to see more ⤇