One Streaming Service Is Now The Very Best For Classic Monster Movies

By April Ryder | Published

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Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931)

As we move closer to the Halloween holiday season, knowing where to find good monster movies is definitely a requirement. This year, Peacock is making moves to be the go-to monster movie streaming platform by adding a formidable list of Universal Monster flicks to its roster. 

Universal Classic Horror is a collection of early horror movies produced by Universal Pictures. The films began releasing in the 1920s and continued adding titles into the 1950s. Peacock is looking to rekindle some of the monster movie magic from the times. 

Peacock has added over 20 classic Universal monster movies to the streaming service in time for Halloween.

Universal monster movies are known for their gothic settings, atmospheric or bold lighting, and iconic depictions of some of the most culturally and historically well-known monsters ever created in film. Universal pioneered the visual representation of some of the most grotesque, evil, and ugly characters in early film. 

On Friday, September 15th, Peacock added 23 Universal monster movies to its streaming platform. Among the titles added are Werewolf of London (1935), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Phantom of the Opera (1943, 1962), Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943), and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956). 

Phantom of the Opera (1943)

In addition, Peacock complimented its roster of Universal monster movies with a slew of popular horror flick inclusions. More than 100 new horror titles were added to the streaming channel just in time for Halloween. All of the Amityville movies were added. All of the Chucky movies were added, and you’ll find all of the Saw movies on Peacock as well. 

Monster movies are where it all began, and Peacock is taking viewers back to the root of good horror this year. If you’re not familiar with some of the classics, let us dig into the highlights of just a couple of the most popular monsters added to the streaming channel this week. 

Werewolf Of London

Werewolf of London (1935)

Werewolf of London was the first feature-length werewolf film. In the movie, a botanist, Dr. Glendon is on a mission to find a rare Tibetan flower when he is suddenly attacked and bitten by a creature he is unable to identify. 

As the full moon rises, it becomes clear that Dr. Glendon has been infected by a werewolf, and he begins struggling with painful monster transformations. He immediately begins seeking a cure for his infection and is persistent in his search. 

Werewolf of London was an excellent Peacock monster movie addition, as the movie was praised for its iconic makeup (by Boris Karloff) and the presentation of a monster who doesn’t actually want to be a monster. 

Bride of Frankenstein

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

After Dr. Frankenstein and his monster recover from injuries sustained by an angry mob attack, the doctor (played by Colin Clive) falls under the control of a former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (played by Ernest Thesiger). 

Pretorius insists that Frankenstein continue experimenting with the creation of new life, while the Monster (played by Boris Karloff) continues living life on the run from those who wish to end him. Peacock chose well by adding this monster movie, as it received a glorious 98 percent rating from the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. 

Find out what happens to some of the horror community’s most beloved monsters on Peacock this season.