In recent years they did Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolfman movies that all bombed
The lasting appeal of the Universal movies is because they're old. They're lame and hokey and not scary but have great ideas and that makes them last over the decades. Frankenstein and The Invisible Man aren't scary or cool no matter how hard they try
>We don’t have any capes [in our film library]. But what we do have is an incredible legacy and history with the monster characters. We’ve tried over the years to make monster movies — unsuccessfully, actually. So, we took a good, hard look at it, and we settled upon an idea, which is to take it out of the horror genre, put it more in the action-adventure genre and make it present day, bringing these incredibly rich and complex characters into present day and reimagine them and reintroduce them to a contemporary audience.
>>64608099 Frankenstein is great, but it's been ruined for modern day palates by zombie virus shit like 28 Days Later. The stories have been done. They're beating a dead horse at this point. Originality does not exist.
>>64608279 Oh I'm not saying they're bad movies, but the fact that they were made in the 30s-40s and are so "outdated" is a huge part of the appeal. Redoing them as modern action-adventure-horror movies goes against why Frankenstein is so enduring
>>64608342 Well, you're right there. They even began to fall apart when Universal was milking them with constant sequels.
I think the right person could come up with a fair modern day take on Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, or Creature from the Black Lagoon, though. Everything else has been done as well as we'll see it. There are endless possibilities with vampires. The Creature character is underrated, and there are a ton of directions you could go with the Phantom. The problem is that it would be for a niche market. There wouldn't be much money in any of them. It's a risk that studios don't take anymore.
Why don't they just do something like Monster Squad or the Goosebump movie? Turn it into kiddie shit, that should be easy enough and it would probably make more than a serious Dracula and friends super slick action movie.
Can we be honest for a second and admit that all of these monsters are fucking stupid?
Yeah OK some corporation has some dusty IP they control and want to make the most of it and everyone knows about it but still, this shit sucks. Dracula sucks. Frankenstein's monster sucks. The mummy sucks. It's all stupid garbage.
>>64613467 The Wolf Man was great. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was great. The Del Toro Wolf Man was shit. The original Dracula movies were trash, but there have been decent Dracula movies. The Universal Frankenstein movies were enjoyable but that character died in the 30's. Hasn't been a decent Frankenstein based movie since. Frankenhooker was dope, though. The Mummy is probably the worst out of all of them.
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