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The Monsters That Made Us
107 minutes | 15 days ago
Werewolf of London (1935)
We hope you're howling for a good time because in this episode, "The Invisible Dan" and "Monster Mike" are scouring the foggy streets of London, hunting werewolves! Join them as they discuss the first feature length werewolf movie ever made, its undeniable impact on future horror films, the unique choice to tie lycanthropy to the world of plants, and how its incredible transformation sequence (another Jack Pierce/John P. Fulton effort) makes it essential viewing for any monster fan.
115 minutes | 2 months ago
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Grab your torches and pitchforks because in this episode, "The Invisible Dan" and "Monster Mike" are heading back to the world of Frankenstein to discuss the first sequel in Universal's Classic Monsters series! This time, the monster demands a mate! Find yourself a friend, and listen as they discuss James Whale's reluctance to return to Frankenstein, the colorful new cast of characters, Jack Pierce's evolving makeup designs, and why this weird film (that's almost a parody of the genre) continues to stand among the greatest sequels ever made, and might just be James Whale's crowning achievement!If you enjoy this episode, and want to support the show, check out our Patreon!
115 minutes | 3 months ago
The Invisible Man (1933)
What's all this? Strange things are afoot in the small English town of Iping, but "The Invisible Dan" and "Monster Mike" are on the case! Join them as they discuss their mutual favorite of the Universal monsters, what makes The Invisible Man a quintessential James Whale film, John P. Fulton's breathtaking special effects (that STILL hold up almost 90 years later), Claude Rains' iconic scenery-chewing performance, and more!
106 minutes | 4 months ago
04 - The Mummy
Join "The Invisible Dan" Colón and "Monster Mike" Manzi as they get wrapped up in a love story 3,700 years in the making! They discuss cinematographer Karl Fruend's directorial debut, Jack Pierce's iconic mummy makeup (as well as the 8 hours it took to apply it to Boris Karloff!), its unmistakable similarities to a previous Universal monster film, and why this original Mummy film might be the best ever made! But whatever you do, do NOT read the ancient scrolls!
106 minutes | 5 months ago
03 - Frankenstein
Prepare yourselves for one of the strangest tales ever told! In this electrifying episode of The Monsters That Made Us, "The Invisible Dan" Colón and "Monster Mike" Manzi head deep into the Bavarian Alps where a mad scientists seeks to conquer the mysteries of life and death! Join them as they discuss Boris Karloff's brilliant performance, Jack Pierce's iconic make-up, the flawless German Expressionist production design & more in James Whale's classic 1931 production of Frankenstein!
113 minutes | 6 months ago
We hope you have a crucifix and some wolfsbane handy because in this episode, we're heading to London to hunt vampires! Join “The Invisible Dan” Colón and "Monster Mike" Manzi as they sink their teeth into Tod Browning's 1931 adaptation of Dracula! They dive into the evolution of Dracula, from Bram Stoker's original novel to the Broadway play to Carl Laemmle Jr.'s iconic Universal production, and discuss why Bela Lugosi remains the definitive Dracula over 90 years later.
78 minutes | 7 months ago
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
It’s time to don your mask and join “The Invisible Dan” Colon and “Monster Mike” Manzi for a night at the opera as they kick off The Monsters That Made Us with the first entry in the Universal Studios Classic Monster series! They get into the all of The Phantom of the Opera‘s many production troubles, the brilliant set designs and cinematography, Lon Chaney’s masterful makeup, and much, much more!
19 minutes | 7 months ago
Introducing The Monsters That Made Us
Welcome to The Monsters That Made Us! Join “The Invisible” Dan Colón and “Monster” Mike Manzi as they celebrate all of the SPOOKTACULAR characters and films in the classic Universal Studios monster series.
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