Why Those Classic Movie Monsters Might Be ‘Problematic’ Today

Universal is resurrecting beloved monsters like The Invisible Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon for a new series of films. Call it … the Dark Universe.

Only these classic tales may need a nip and tuck for our modern age. After all, the Hollywood directors of yore had never heard terms like “woke” and “self-identify.”

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  • Tooth&Claw

    From my perspective, the monster movies are a non starter. We already have plenty of monsters to contend with in real life, and they walk on two legs and look just like the rest of us.

  • DMB

    Classic movie monsters who identify themselves from a traditional non white background. It’s been done before.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Sfrhj5IP4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bxOc–RLtA

  • ontario john

    Well, I hope they obey the official policy of the entertainment industry, and have homosexual, lesbian, or trans gender characters.

  • I just watched “It Comes At Night”:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4695012/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    I think it works more as a psychological thriller than a horror movie.

    Some movies just try too hard instead of depicting what can genuinely be disturbing or frightening.