Template talk:Universal Monsters

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Ack! This template is way too big!!! I've created a monster. I trimmed it down. If you want to add those movies, please start another template. Steve-O 11:26, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

agreed Estrose 13:47, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok, it's long, but you're overlooking some major films if you trim it down too much. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and INNER SANCTUM series should be included since they're major entries in the series. Universal made a LOT of horror films and many are not represented here-- I can understand not wanting to add the sci-fi titles, but do you really want to overlook the entire '40s caché? Thephotoplayer 21:43, 15 January 2006 (UTC)


how about creating seperate templates for them, and linking them in the template? Know what I mean? I think the template could be just for series, another for other Universal horror films would be good. Also, it seems that most of those films mentioned aren't even created yet. Was Phantom of the Opera a series or just one film? Steve-O 23:27, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Black Cat and other Poe films[edit]

Smiloid 23:47, 30 April 2006 (UTC)I've added a section on Universal's Poe trilogy, although they technically do not constitute a series in terms of narration, they are worth noting and may be considered a sort of "trilogy" by fans and it may behoove us make them more easily accessible hereSmiloid

Bloated again, overly complex[edit]

The House of.. and Abbot and Costello films are each repeated under numerous monsters, while they do feature the 3 main monsters there's a reason why it's called "House of Dracula" for example, the title monster has the most concentration of the story and for simplicity sake for the viewer in trying to avoid confusion i've trimmed the title films where they need to be. The Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman Universal Legacy Dvd sets have these films with their respective title monsters as well. The only exception is the dual title Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. -- 03:55, 28 November 2006 (UTC)


I find the template very problematic. House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein have more to do with The Wolf Man than do Werewolf of London or She-Wolf of London. Also, what about the Captive Wild Woman series and The Hunchback of Notre Dame?--Scottandrewhutchins 20:37, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

  • I noticed this issue as well. House of Frankenstein, despite the title, is more a Wolf Man film, etc. I think the best way to approach this is to create a "multiple monsters" category and that is what I will do per WP:BOLD. I also adjusted the Dracula and Wolf Man headers because those sections listed films in which other similar monsters were featured (although the three Dracula films form a trilogy, Dracula himself appears only in the first; the two werewolf films listed with The Wolf Man have no connection to the Lon Chaney films) 23skidoo 04:58, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

What the hell...[edit]

...does King Kong have to do with it! Fair enough, Universal were behind the 2005 remake, but apart from that he has nothing to do with the films of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm removing the Kong films right now. --Indie.Bones 18:46, 17 May 2007 (UTC)Indie.Bones

Captive Wild Woman has nothing to do with them either. I'm removing these aswell. Whoever it is keeps on putting them back when I remove them explain? --Indie.Bones 17:26, 16 July 2007 (UTC)Indie.Bones

When Captive Wild Woman and its sequels were released on VHS, they were released as part of the Universal Monsters series. [1] Therefore, they do belong here. Please do not remove them again, as the link speaks for itself. --Scottandrewhutchins 18:03, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
P.S.: I agree that King Kong does not belong, but that was here before I touched it. --Scottandrewhutchins 19:16, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough, it was released as part of the Universal Horror series, but for the reason I've put on your talk page, it doesn't well and truly belong. --Indie.Bones 12:09, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Indie.Bones

It belongs more than say, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which you left on... --Scottandrewhutchins 16:01, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

The image of the VHS release of Captive Wild Woman shows it is part of the "Classic Collection" not as a Universal Monsters, or Universal Horror. Thus I will be removing them. Spshu (talk) 21:30, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I over looked the logo as I expected to be with the "Classic Collection" text. Thus I returned that group. Spshu (talk) 21:37, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


I understand the relevence of this template, but it's relaly getting really long and huge. Should be redesigned? Or split up into more relevent templates? Andrzejbanas 18:29, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Silent Symbol[edit]

Is it really necessary to put a symbol indicating which films are silent? --Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 15:12, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Van Helsing[edit]

Isn't Van Helsing an homage/remake of the Universal "monster mash-up" films? It has Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Jekyll/Hyde, Igor and a new version of the Wolf Man, not to mention an alternate version of Van Helsing himself. Shouldn't it be here?--Codenamecuckoo (talk) 07:41, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Science Fiction[edit]

The science fiction films are now in a seperate template, where they are sorted by decade. Also serials and EMKA (pure 50's Paramount) can be included.Inkwell765 (talk) 01:52, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Complete Universal Monsters[edit]

So, I am obsessed with the Universal Monsters. These past few years I have been driving myself crazy with putting together a comprehensive scope of what should be considered "Universal Monster" films. I would have been fine with just having the movies featuring the core monsters, but several sources, including wikipedia, list a bunch of one-off horror films among them, considering Universal started with the one-off Hunchback film. For a while, I thought I had it figured out and had curated a list of 90 original films (which are the films currently listed on this wiki), but lately, I have been having some doubts. I'm worried that there might be other Universal movies from this era which fit the tone of the movies on this wiki. There are even some movies currently on this page that detestably don't fit, like Night Key.

Should any of these movies be added?

1934 - Secret of the Chateau 1934 - The Man Who Reclaimed his Head - Stars Claude Rains 1934 - The Vanishing Shadow - Serial 1935 - Life Returns 1935 - Night Life of the Gods 1935 - The Great Impersonation 1938 - The Black Doll - part of the Crime Club (Any other CC films which should be included?) 1939 - The Missing Guest - Remake of Secret of the Blue Room 1939 - Mystery of the White Room 1939 - The House of Fear - Remake of The Last Warning 1940 - The House of Seven Gables 1940 - Dark Streets of Cairo 1941 - Hold That Ghost 1942 - Nightmare — Preceding unsigned comment added by AxelGripp (talkcontribs) 05:44, 8 October 2018 (UTC) 1943 - Flesh and Fantasy 1944 - Ghost Chasers 1944 - Murder in the Blue Room - Musical remake of Secret of the Blue Room 1944 - Destiny 1945 - That's the Spirit 1946 - Night in Paradise 1946 - The Time of Their Lives 1953 - Abbot and Costello go to Mars 1957 - The Man of a Thousand Faces - Lon Chaney Sr. Biopic 1959 - 4-D Man - Independent Film and finally, most of all The 12 Sherlock Holmes pictures produced by Universal between 1942-1946. B-Movies which contained many elements of Universal Horror gave us such characters as The Creeper, played by Rondo Hatton, and the Spider Woman, played by Gale Sondergaard

Do any of these belong on here? are there any I missed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AxelGripp (talkcontribs) 05:11, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Group Abbott and Costello Meet[edit]

Here there are these films but... Are about Universal Monsters?

--Davidhs0 (talk) 13:45, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

New groups[edit]

I grouped some films in groups:

  • The Blue Room
  • The Great Impersonation

But really I do not know if these films are about Universal Monsters.--Davidhs0 (talk) 15:10, 13 February 2019 (UTC)