Den of Geek
What makes the classic monsters created by Universal Pictures more than 80 years ago still so iconic? It’s simple: Each and every one of them is, underneath the bandages or the fangs, or the sewn-together body parts, a tragic figure. Frankenstein’s Monster never asked to be born and only wants friendship; Dracula did not seek to become a vampire; and the Mummy -- Boris Karloff’s Imhotep in the original 1932 film -- was punished for using forbidden knowledge to resurrect his dead lover. Their tragic histories are what makes these monsters so compelling and memorable.