In the 1930s, Universal Pictures launched a very successful series of monster movies. Bela Lugosi starred inĀ Dracula (1931) and the rest is cinema history. The films had modest budgets but have become known for their early sound, creative lighting and special effects.

Bela Lugosi in Dracula, 1931

Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, 1931

Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

Lon Chaney in The Wolf Man, 1941

Lon Cheney in The Mummy, 1932

Do you have a favorite Universal monster?