Based on BramStoker’s novel Dracula, the German silent film stars MaxSchreck as Court Orlok, a vampire villain referred to as "Nosferatu."
ColinClive played eccentric scientist Frankenstein, who brings the dead to life with the creation of a monster played by BorisKarloff. Frankenstein became a franchise with the release of The Bride of Frankenstein in 1935 and Son of Frankenstein in 1939. Clive and Karloff reprised their original roles for both spinoffs.
The original vampire horror film that spawned several adaptations starred BelaLugosi as the blood-sucking protagonist, Count Dracula. ChristopherLee took on the role of the infamous villain in 1970 spinoff films such as Count Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula and Scars of Dracula. Modern versions of the horror classic were also made in 1992 and 2000, in which Dracula was played by GaryOldman and GerardButler, respectively.
'The Mummy' (1932)
Boris Karloff, who played the role of Frankenstein's monster the previous year, starred as the living mummy, Imhotep, in this 1932 classic. In 1999, ArnoldVosloo played the same role in an adaptation featuring BrendanFraser and RachelWeisz.
'King Kong' (1933)
The giant gorilla lead of this monster movie was brought to life using several different constructed models and animation work. AndySerkis portrayed King Kong using motion capture technology in the more recent 2005 remake, also starring NaomiWatts and JackBlack.
'The Wolf Man' (1941)
A man by day and savage werewolf by night, protagonist Larry Talbot is played by Lon Chaney Jr. in this 1941 film. The 2010 adaptation, TheWolfman, starred Benicio Del Toro.
'Creature From the Black Lagoon' (1954)
To play the role of the "Gill Man," actors RicouBrowning and BenChapman wore constructed suits to act out the creature’s motions on land and in water.
The village-terrorizing monster is the original Japanese film was made possible by a 200-pound costume, special effects and stuntman HaruoNakajima.
'The Blob' (1958)
The blob, an indestructible life form that consumes and destroys everything in its path, was created using a weather balloon and silicone gel.
'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
In this zombies vs. humans film, a multitude of actors, including Charles Craig, A.C. McDonald and Rudy Ricci, played the living dead.
Actor BolajiBadejo and stuntman EddiePowell donned suits to portray the deadly aliens that threaten humanity in the 1979 sci-fi thriller.
'The Thing' (1982)
The "thing" can be seen taking on several different forms -- namely, the forms of those it kills. In this horror movie, a crew of special makeup effects artists created each form.
The miniature creatures featured in this comedy-horror flick were puppets voiced by the likes of MichaelWinslow, BobBergen and MichaelSheehan.
'The Fly' (1986)
Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle in this 1986 sci-fi horror film, a scientist who transforms into a monstrous fly-man hybrid when an experiment goes wrong.
'Jurassic Park' (1992)
In this sci-fi adventure classic, cloned dinosaurs are revived from extinction to populate an island theme park, but when the security system is deactivated during a tropical storm, the island's human inhabitants have nowhere to run.
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