Start Your Monsters Homework on June 18

Universal has recently announced that Halloween Horror Nights will debut two original concept houses featuring their enduring classic Universal Monsters.

And now Scream Factory is celebrating horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi with Universal Horror Collection Vol. 1 which will be released on Blu-ray on June 18, and it is also available right now for pre-orders.

This new release will feature never seen before features that include an excellent mixture of commentaries, original trailers and documentaries that will easily induct all HHN fans into the genesis of these characters.

The set includes the movies: The Black Cat, The Raven, The Invisible Ray and Black Friday and the following features:

THE BLACK CAT

  • NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Gregory William Mank
  • NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW Dreams Within a Dream: The Classic Cinema of Edgar Allan Poe – narrated by Doug Bradley
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part One: The Black Cat
  • Vintage footage – The Black Cat Contest
  • Still Gallery

THE RAVEN

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Gary D. Rhodes
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Two: The Raven
  • Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi reads “The Tell-Tale Heart”
  • Still Gallery

THE INVISIBLE RAY

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with authors/film historians Tom Weaver and Randall Larson
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray
  • Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

BLACK FRIDAY

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Four: Black Friday
  • Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: “The Tell-Tale Heart” starring Boris Karloff
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

The set is a great introduction to the horror movies made by Universal in these early days when they effectively created the genre! So pre-order your set today by clicking below!

Or get Christopher Ripley’s book on the actual genesis of these monsters, both will be great for your homework in preparing for HHN29!

Let is know in the comments if you are excited for these houses!

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