Welcome to The A-Z of Horror – an alphabetical window into the horror genre. Over the course of 26 days, I’ll be taking a look at horror in all its facets and forms, offering up suggestions of what to watch, should you be in the mood for a real good scare.

Today: U is for Universal

Every horror fan has a favourite era of horror – be it Hammer, ‘80s slashers, the ‘00s obsession with Gorno and so on. Yet every horror fan respects the classic era of horror and that is of course, the Universal era.

Throughout the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, Universal Pictures reigned supreme when it came to horror, from Dracula (1931) and The Invisible Man (1933) to The Wolf Man (1941) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), the studio knew exactly how to put creepy characters on the big screen. Three of Universal Pictures’ movies stand out above the rest: Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Mummy (1932).

Below are the trailers for each movie, offering you a look at the horrors that Universal created.


The Bride of Frankenstein:

The Mummy:


Tomorrow: V is for….