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Welcome to The Monsters That Made Us! Join “The Invisible Dan" Colón and “Monster Mike" Manzi as they celebrate all of the SPOOKTACULAR characters and films in the Universal Studios Classic Monsters series. 

The Monsters That Made Us Dan Colón and Mike Manzi

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Welcome to The Monsters That Made Us! Join “The Invisible Dan" Colón and “Monster Mike" Manzi as they celebrate all of the SPOOKTACULAR characters and films in the Universal Studios Classic Monsters series. 

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

    We’ve got scares and laughs in equal measure as the world’s greatest comedy duo come face-to-face Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Frankenstein Monster! Join “The Invisible Dan” and “Monster Mike” as they discuss Universal’s corporate restructuring, the challenges of working with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the return of Bela Lugosi in the role that made him a horror icon, and why Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is quite possibly the greatest horror comedy ever made!
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    She-Wolf of London (1946)

    She-Wolf of London (1946)

    Well, folks, Universal Studios horror has come to an end. For now, anyway. Join “The Invisible Dan” and “Monster Mike” as they discuss Universal’s decision to stop producing the horror films that had propped them up in their infancy, as well as the myriad problems with She-Wolf of London, the cast connections to some other CageClub Network shows, and why the once-effective Val Lewton-style unseen horror approach may have been too little too late for the struggling studio.
    If you enjoy this episode, and want to support the show, check out our Patreon!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    House of Dracula (1945)

    House of Dracula (1945)

    It’s an undead man’s party as Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein’s monster descend on the Visarian home of Dr. Franz Edelmann! Join “The Invisible Dan” and “Monster Mike” for another monster rally where they talk about the Wolf Man vs. Dracula movie that almost was, why House of Dracula might be better than House of Frankenstein, and bid farewell to Erle C. Kenton, Jack Pierce, Lionel Atwill, and a few others.
    If you enjoy this episode, and want to support the show, check out our Patreon!

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Mummy's Curse (1944)

    The Mummy's Curse (1944)

    The mummy’s on the loose, and he’s dancing with the devil! Join “The Invisible Dan” and “Monster Mike” for the thrilling conclusion of the Kharis saga with 1944’s The Mummy’s Curse! They discuss the rumors about whether or not Lon Chaney actually performed inside the mummy wrappings, the series’ overall consistency, why that works in its favor (and why the continuity doesn’t), and perhaps the single greatest sequence ever constructed for a mummy movie since the original!
    Mrs. Olson Folgers Compilation from the 1960s
    Mrs. Olson Folgers Commercial From the Early ’70s
    Mrs. Olson Promotes the Folgers Automatic Drip Coffee in 1982
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    House of Frankenstein (1944)

    House of Frankenstein (1944)

    Be sure to stock up on silver bullets and wooden stakes before joining “The Invisible Dan” and “Monster Mike” on a journey across Europe, searching for the notes of Henry Frankenstein with Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster! They discuss the project House of Frankenstein almost was, the absolutely star-studded cast it would’ve had, the discovery and subsequent success of Glenn Strange as a horror icon, the messy, nonsensical script and how that doesn’t matter, and how House of Frankenstein should’ve been an Avengers-level event of its time.
    If you enjoy this episode, and want to support the show, check out our Patreon!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

    The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

    Grab those tana leaves because we’re heading back to Mapleton, Massachusetts, which is once again under siege by the evil mummy, Kharis! Join “The Invisible Dan” and “Monster Mike” as they discuss the strange continuity across the Mummy films, heroic dogs, the new neighborhood watch, the evolution of Jack Pierce’s mummy makeup, and why The Mummy’s Ghost might be a good introduction for someone who has never seen a Mummy film!
    If you enjoy this episode, and want to support the show, check out our Patreon!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

davidinsacto ,

Great in depth podcast for horror fans

I can’t say enough about this one. The hosts do a deep dive on the classic Universal Studios monster movies, one at a time, and it’s so entertaining listening to them mix scholarship and research with a genuine love of these movies, and appreciation for those who made them. It’s about as solid a horror podcast as I’ve found.

Mustachio Mo ,

Amazing, very informative!

I had been looking for a podcast that covers all the classic monster movies before I discovered this podcast, and I have to say that it’s one of the best I’ve listened to!

Dark*Mark ,

Great Insights

The hosts do a great job of discussing Universal Monster Movies. They’re entertaining, informative, and the conversation is always about the movie. High recommend for fans of monster movies!

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