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Classic Universal Pictures Horror Films to premiere on YouTube for free

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This January, NBCUniversal is offering fans the chance to dive into some of Universal Pictures’ most gruesome classic films ever made on one of the world’s biggest horror YouTube channels, ‘Fear: The Home of Horror.’

Starting 15 January, 2021, ahead of Blue Monday, fans will have the opportunity to scare away the January blues and take a step back in time to watch an incredible array of classic re-mastered cult films for FREE including Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Wolf Man (1941), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).

In its more than 100-year history, Universal Pictures has been considered the home of the classic monster genre, introducing audiences to an enormous array of direful oddities including vampires, mummies, werewolves and more.

Each film will premiere individually and be available to watch for seven days on the Fear: The Home of Horror YouTube channel. Additionally, during each film’s premiere week, fans will have the opportunity to add these films to their digital collection at a discounted price, allowing them to watch whenever they want, for as many times as they want!

Whether you are looking for a quick jump scare, for a collection of the most gruesome murders or just a re-watch of the most iconic scenes from the history of horror, Fear will be your final destination.

PREMIERE SCHEDULE OF FILMS

15 January 2021 at 8:00pm

  • Dracula (1931)

The mysterious Count Dracula takes up residence in an old castle in London after arriving from Transylvania, quickly wreaking havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When eminent alienist Dr. Seward summons his old friend, the great Dr. Abraham Van Helsing from Holland to examine his ill daughter Lucy, the presence of two red marks on her throat confirms she is the victim of the phenomena that took the life of her dearest friend Mina. As further investigation discovers Lucy to be under Dracula’s hypnotic power, Van Helsing is enlisted to put a stop to the count’s never-ending bloodlust.

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Edward van Sloan, Dwight Frye
  • Produced By: Carl Laemmle Jr., Tod Browning
  • Directed By: Tod Browning

  • The Mummy (1932)

As a punishment for attempting to bring his former lover back to life, Priest Im-ho-tep was buried alive. 3,700 years later in 1921 during an archaeological dig, expedition members discover a sarcophagus in an unmarked grave containing the mummy of Im-ho-tep. Back from the dead, Im-ho-tep adopts the garb of a modern Egyptian and goes in search of his former love, echoes of whose physical form he finds in expedition member Helen Grosvenor.

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward van Sloan, Arthur Byron, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Leonard Mudie, Katheryn Byron, Eddie Kane, Tony Marlowe, James Crane, Arnold Grey, Henry Victor
  • Edited By: Milton Carruth
  • Produced By: Carl Laemmle Jr.
  • Written By: John L. Balderston
  • Directed By: Karl Freud

16 January 2021 at 8:00pm

  • Frankenstein (1931)

Scientist Henry Frankenstein has become alienated from his friends and bride-to-be through his obsessive determination to create life. Frankenstein has created a monster out of body parts acquired by his assistant, Fritz and succeeds in giving it life during an electrical storm. Due to a mistake by Fritz, the creature possesses the brain of a killer, and after being tormented to breaking point, the monster goes on a murderous rampage, terrorising the local community.

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Edward van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Frederick Kerr, Lionel Belmore
  • Produced By: Carl Lawmmle Jr.
  • Written By: Garrett Fort, Francis Edwards Faragoh
  • Directed By: James Whale

  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Scientist Henry Frankenstein is recuperating, believing his creation to have been destroyed in a fire, when he receives a visit from his former mentor Dr Pretorius. Pretorius wishes Frankenstein to resume his experiments, but the latter refuses. When Pretorius then discovers the monster alive and now able to communicate, he uses it to kidnap Frankenstein’s wife, blackmailing him into creating a mate.

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton, Una O’Connor, E.E. Clove, Lucien Prival, O.P Heggie, Dwight Frye, Reginald Barlow, Mary Gordon, Ann Darling, Ted Billings
  • Produced By: Carl Laemmle Jr.
  • Written By: William Hurlbut
  • Directed By: James Whale

17 January 2021 at 8:00pm

  • The Invisible Man (1933)

While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor and his fiancée, he starts to go insane. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and former partner desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers
  • Produced By: Carl Laemmle Jr.
  • Written By: R.C Sherriff
  • Directed By: James Whale

  • The Wolf Man (1941)

When his brother dies, Larry Talbot returns to Talbot castle in Wales and reconciles with his father. When he takes Gwen Conliffe and her friend Jenny to a Gypsy carnival, Larry encounters a giant wolf on the attack who he beats to death with his cane. After the insistent he is left badly bitten and later discovers the wolf he killed was actually a man, the son of a gypsy who was a werewolf and who has turned Larry into one as well. 

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Evelyn Ankers, Bela Lugosi, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lon Chaney
  • Edited By: Ted J. Kent
  • Produced By: George Waggner
  • Written By: Curt Siodmak
  • Directed By: George Waggner

 

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Comic duo Bud Appott and Lou Costello star as railway baggage handlers Wilbur and Chick in northern Florida. When a pair of crates belonging to a house of horrors museum are mishandled by Wilbur, the museum’s director, Mr. MacDougal demands that they deliver them personally so they can be inspected for insurance purposes, but Lou’s friend Chick has grave suspicions.

Filmmakers:

  • Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, Charles Bradstreet
  • Edited By: Frank Gross
  • Produced By: Robert Arthur
  • Written By: Robert Lees, Frederic I Rinaldo, John Grant
  • Directed By: Charles T Barton

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