Universal Classic Monsters
Nearly one hundred years ago Universal Pictures got into the monster business, and created a legacy that has not been matched. The Mummy; Dracula; Frankenstein; and The Wolf Man were four characters that cemented Universal as the studio where monster movies were made, and audiences thrilled. Dracula Frankenstein The Mummy The Wolf Man Universal also added The Invisible Man; and The Creature from The Black Lagoon. Troy Harkin and David Clink will talk about these early horror films, and more recent ones. We will also do our recent either/or segment. Our special guest is Michael Rowe. See author photo and bio below.
Michael Rowe is the Shirley Jackson Award-finalist author of three novels, Enter, Night, Wild Fell, and October, all available from Open Road Media, as well as an essayist and former journalist. A 17-year veteran of Fangoria magazine, he is also a National Magazine Award finalist, a GLAAD Media Award co-finalist, and the winner of the Randy Shilts Award for Nonfiction from the New York Publishing Triangle. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous venues in Canada and the United States including the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Canadian Notes and Queries, and the Boston Globe. Born in Ottawa, he has lived in Beirut, Havana, Geneva, and Paris. He currently resides in Toronto.