Universal Monsters Universe turns 1!
Universal Monsters Universe turns one! It’s an anniversary, or as we’re calling it, a MONSTER-VERSARY, and that’s very special for all of us at Team UMU. In the past few weeks we’ve seen more followers, visitors, and monster heads show their support and love for us and the iconic monsters that make this all possible. To all of you, we say thank you! For those that have been following since early February 2016, we hope you’ve enjoyed the content we produce and we hope that you continually join us as we grow closer to the June 2017 start of the “new world of gods and monsters,” with the release of The Mummy.
One of the most enduring and iconic of film franchises is the Universal Monsters movies of the 1920’s to 1950’s. Classic, beloved, and frightening, the affect of the Universal Monsters can be seen in almost all forms of pop-culture – movies, comic books, collectibles, and so much more.
Even though the Universal Monsters movies were considered scary or even horror at the time they were released, it can be said they had a tragic romantic quality to them. The Universal Monsters films are timeless and, well, universal. The themes and qualities that made these pictures so successful back when they were released are still relatable to this day. As executive producer and Monsters Universe creative architect, Chris Morgan, said, “We’re exploring issues of family identity and questions of, ‘Where do I belong in the world?’” It’s these very themes that we’re excited to see come alive on screen in this June’s The Mummy and future Universal Monsters films. In the same sense that the monsters were always just there for me, I hope a new generation enjoys these pictures as much as I did and still do.
As you all know, this is a major year for classic monsters with the return of King Kong and The Mummy. Kong: Skull Island opens March 10th and The Mummy is awakened on June 9th. While you will find traces of the monsters of Skull Island here on UMU, you could expect us to continually push the lid off of the sarcophagus as we grow closer to The Mummy. This is Universal Monsters Universe and we could not be more excited to continually provide coverage on the upcoming Alex Kurtzman directed film that is set to launch a new, updated take on the classic monsters that we all love. We’ve had the pleasure of covering The Mummy since pre-production and all throughout principal photography. And while coverage of the “inside look” and theatrical trailer of The Mummy may have been lost during our relaunch, you could certainly expect to find us taking another look at a film we are counting down the days to see.
This is “Universal Monsters Universe,” your destination into adventure and the macabre; your #1 spot for the latest on the Universal Monsters Universe of films old and new (and some other monster stuff too!). We had envisioned this site as a go-to hub for all things classic monsters. We wanted to be able to carry on the tradition of people whose love and respect for the Universal Monsters have carried them across the generations and be able to elevate the next iteration of those classic tales, starting with The Mummy. We’re excited to see what this new world of Gods and Monsters will bring and we hope that you’ll help us continue to keep the thrills and chills of the classics alive.
In the cadence of Bela Lugosi, we bid you welcome.
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