Halloween is right around the corner and who better to celebrate Samhain with than the iconic movie monsters found in Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection box set available on Blu-ray. This collection includes all the classic Universal monster movies that shaped the American horror genre; Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931) , The Mummy (1932) , The Invisible Man (1933), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941) , Phantom of the Opera (1943), and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Each film is presented in high-definition picture for the first time and accompanied by a wealth of fantastic special features.
Some of the standout bonus features include a restored 3D version of Creature from the Black Lagoon, a Mummy commentary track that includes special effects wizard Rick Baker, all new retrospectives on horror legends Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr., and the rarely seen Spanish language Dracula (which was filmed simultaneously with the English language version). Whether you’re a scarred horror veteran or just beginning your horror homework, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection looks like the must have horror box set of the year.