We bid you welcome to Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – will regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging, shared cinematic universe.
Season 1. Episode 2. This is a continuation of our introduction to the show and the 2nd part in a 3-part series that we’re calling “A New World of Gods and Monsters,” wherein we discuss everything we know about the new Monsters Universe. Part 1 featured a discussion amongst the hosts telling you what we know so far. Part 2 features a discussion with some of our listeners, telling us what the fans really want. And Part 3 will feature a discussion with some industry insiders, giving us some insight into what we can actually expect the studio to give us.
And now it is time to listen to the children of the night. What music they make!
[00:00:00] I. Intro
– Welcome to Part 2/3
[00:01:27 – 00:51:20] II. The UMC Listener Panel
[00:03:11] a. First Impressions
The listeners share their first impressions and best case scenarios for the new Monsters Universe.
[00:15:38] b. Are These Action Movies?
The listeners discuss the prospects of these films as action movies and which adaptations might work best as action-horror.
[00:29:48] c. Dr. Jekyll and Nick Fury
The listeners discuss their thoughts on how the Monsters Universe might be structured.
[00:36:00] d. What do we want? Monsters! When do we want them? Now!
The listeners discuss what new movie prospects excite them the most/least.
[00:46:54] e. Listener Panel wrap-up and Plugs
[00:51:20] III. Wrap-up and Host Plugs
LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE
– Subscribe to Universal Monsters Cast on iTunes
– Subscribe to Universal Monsters Cast on Stitcher
– Follow @MonstersCast on Twitter
– Listen to the Horror Movie Podcast episode that inspired the creation of this show (HERE).
Reference articles for this episode:
“How the Universal Monsters Movie Universe Will Emulate Marvel Over DC”
by Peter Scieretta for /Film”
“Watch the first featurette about The Mummy and the wider Monsters Universe”
by James White for Empire Magazine
“Javier Bardem Eyed for Frankenstein Role in Universal’s Monster Universe”
by Justin Kroll for Variety
“David Koepp Says His ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Script Is a Tale of Female Liberation”
by Matt Goldberg for Collider
“‘Van Helsing’ Reboot Inspired by Mad Max; Writer Teases Diversity of Monsters Universe”
by Adam Chitwod for Collider
“Johnny Depp to Star in Universal’s ‘Invisible Man’ Reboot”
by Borsy Kit for The Hollywood Reporter
“Scarlett Johansson Circling the ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Remake?”
by Robert Yaniz for Screen Rant
“Rumor: Universal Wants Dwayne Johnson For ‘The Wolf Man’”
by Jacob Hall for /Film (from a Deadline article)
Gillman Joel’s links:
Joel covers retro movies at Retro Movie Geek
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Joel used to cover forgotten flix Forgotten Flix Remembers
Wolfman Josh’s links:
Follow Josh on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @IcarusArts
Josh covers horror movies on HorrorMoviePodcast.com
Josh covers streaming online movies on MovieStreamCast.com
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Dr. Shock’s links:
Dave writes daily movie reviews on DVDinfatuation.com
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Dave covers horror movies on Horror Movie Podcast and Land of the Creeps
You can read all of Dave’s “Universal Horror” written reviews (HERE) at DVDinfatuation.com