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Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe 

AndrewW.Curley
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List Rules Vote up the ones you'd want to see in a shared universe together.

It's been a while since we've heard anything in regards to Universal's plan to create a new shared universe for it's classic monster properties. Originally, it was going to start with The Mummy, but then they decided to change Dracula Untold a little bit so that it may be the first in the series. Maybe the lack of success has made them question some things like, should this really be an action based franchise?

With that being said, if Universal were to rethink the strategy for a Universal Monsters Universe; which of their monsters or monster properties should be in the line-up?
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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

Released: 1931

Directed by: James Whale

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Frankenstein is a 1931 horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

Released: 1931

Directed by: Tod Browning, Karl Freund

Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by ...more
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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Noble Johnson

Released: 1932

Directed by: Karl Freund

The Mummy is a 1932 horror film from Universal Studios directed by Karl Freund and stars Boris Karloff as a revived ancient Egyptian priest. The movie also features Zita Johann, David Manners ...more
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Creature from the Black ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Julie Adams

Released: 1954

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster horror 3-D film in black-and-white, directed by Jack Arnold and starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno and Whit ...more
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Bride of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

Released: 1935

Directed by: James Whale

Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester ...more
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Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Claude Rains, Hume Cronyn, Nelson Eddy

Released: 1943

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial David and Jade, a young couple, are consumed by their feelings for each other.  With the toll its taking on her schoolwork, Jade's father eventually bans David from seeing her.  This ...more
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

Released: 1931

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1931 American Pre-Code horror film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fredric March. The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, ...more
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The Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Una O'Connor

Released: 1933

Directed by: James Whale

The Invisible Man is a 1933 science fiction film based on H. G. Wells' science fiction novel The Invisible Man, published in 1897, as adapted by R. C. Sherriff, Philip Wylie and Preston Sturges, ...more
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It Came from Outer Space... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Russell Johnson, Richard Carlson, Dave Willock

Released: 1953

Directed by: Jack Arnold

It Came from Outer Space is a 1953 American black-and-white science fiction film, the first in the 3-D process from Universal-International. It was produced by William Alland, directed by Jack ...more
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Werewolf of London is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, J. M. Kerrigan

Released: 1935

Directed by: Stuart Walker

Werewolf of London is a 1935 Horror film starring Henry Hull and produced by Universal Pictures. Jack Pierce's eerie werewolf make-up was simpler than his version six years later for Lon Chaney, ...more
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The Murders in the Rue M... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Val Kilmer, Ian McShane, Boris Karloff

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc, A. Edward Sutherland, Robert Florey, Edgar G. Ulmer

Murders in the Rue Morgue is a pre-Code 1932 horror film, loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Bela Lugosi portrays a lunatic scientist who ...more
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The Hunchback of Notre D... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1939

Directed by: William Dieterle

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American film starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda. Directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the ...more
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Cult of the Cobra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Richard Long, Faith Domergue, Jack Kelly

Released: 1955

Directed by: Francis D. Lyon

Cult of the Cobra is a horror film, released by Universal-International and starring Faith Domergue, Richard Long, Jack Kelly, William Reynolds and David Janssen.
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Jungle Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Milburn Stone, J. Carrol Naish, Clyde Beatty

Released: 1944

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg

Jungle Woman is a 1944 horror film released by Universal Pictures. The movie features Evelyn Ankers, J. Carrol Naish, Samuel S. Hinds, Lois Collier, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, and ...more
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The Man Who Laughs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Conrad Veidt, Stuart Holmes, Mary Philbin

Released: 1928

Directed by: Paul Leni

The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American silent film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name and stars Mary ...more
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Horror Island is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Leo Carrillo, Dick Foran, Peggy Moran

Released: 1941

Directed by: George Waggner

Horror Island is a film directed by George Waggner released on Mar 28, 1941.
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The Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

Released: 1934

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Not to be confused with the 1941 version also featuring Bela Lugosi. The Black Cat is a 1934 horror film that became Universal Pictures' biggest box office hit of the year. The picture was the ...more
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The Thing That Couldn't ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Charles Horvath, James Anderson, Robin Hughes

Released: 1958

Directed by: Will Cowan

The Thing that Couldn't Die is a 1958 American black-and-white horror film from an original screenplay by David Duncan for Universal-International, produced and directed by Will Cowan.
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The Cat and the Canary ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Gertrude Astor, Tully Marshall, Flora Finch

Released: 1927

Directed by: Paul Leni

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Cat and the Canary is an American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film ...more
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The Old Dark House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Released: 1932

Directed by: James Whale

The Old Dark House is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy horror film directed by James Whale. It is based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J.B. Priestley. The ensemble cast includes Boris Karloff, ...more
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The Brute Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Joseph Crehan, John Hamilton, Rondo Hatton

Released: 1946

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

The Brute Man is a 1946 American horror thriller film starring Rondo Hatton as the Creeper, a murderer seeking revenge against the people he holds responsible for the disfigurement of his face. ...more
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The Incredible Shrinking... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
William Schallert, Paul Langton, Billy Curtis

Released: 1957

Directed by: Jack Arnold

The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold and adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson from his novel The Shrinking Man. The film stars Grant Williams ...more
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The Mad Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Milburn Stone, George Zucco, Evelyn Ankers

Released: 1943

Directed by: James P. Hogan

The Mad Ghoul is a science fiction and Universal monsters horror film, also known as Mystery of the Ghoul, starring Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, and David Bruce, and featuring George Zucco, Robert ...more
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The Mole People is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Alan Napier, John Agar, Nestor Paiva

Released: 1956

Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel

The Mole People is a 1956 science fiction film directed by Virgil W. Vogel.
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The Leech Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe
Coleen Gray, John van Dreelen, Gloria Talbott

Released: 1960

Directed by: Edward Dein

The Leech Woman is a 1960 American horror film directed by Edward Dein.