2012/10/31 22:00:48 UTC by Jonathan James

Rare High-Resolution Universal Monsters Photos

We want to wish all of our readers a Happy Halloween! As a special Halloween treat, we have nine high-resolution photos from some of our favorite classic horror films. Some of these photos you may be seeing for the first time and all of them are the highest resolution versions we’ve seen.

We want to give a big thanks to Universal for providing these photos and you can learn more about their recent Universal Classic Monsters Blu-ray release below:

“For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray 3D version.

From the era of silent movies through the present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection honors the studio’s accomplishments with the most iconic monsters in motion-picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Featuring performances by legends of the horror genre, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester, these eight iconic films also feature groundbreaking special effects and innovative makeup that continue to influence filmmakers into the 21st century. Sure to be a Halloween favorite for years to come, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the ideal gift for film buffs and horror aficionados alike.”

We hope you enjoy these photos and have a great Halloween. Today marks the end of what has been the busiest month for Daily Dead to date. Not only was this our biggest traffic month ever, but we’ve also had plenty of exclusive coverage items and contest opportunities for readers to participate in. Daily Dead continues to grow every day because of our readers and we are very thankful for your support.

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