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A&S Alumni Academy – Monsters in the Movie Lab: The Longevity of Hollywood’s Classic Monsters

October 12, 2023 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

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They’re infamous: Dracula. Frankenstein’s monster. The Invisible Man. These monsters have leapt off the page and onto the big screen. But more than that, these monsters have endured throughout the ages, and our fascination with them today is just as prevalent as it was when they first burst on to American culture.

What can these legendary figures of film tell us about film history?  On Thursday, October 12, join Will Scheibel, associate professor in the Department of English, to learn about some of the monsters who have haunted our imaginations starting in the 1930s and continuing through today. Professor Scheibel will discuss how these iconic monsters came to be the “Universal Classic Monsters,” evolved a brand identity in the early days of movie studios, and have kept us up at night throughout the eras of television, home video, and contemporary entertainment.

This event was published on September 8, 2023.

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