universal classic monsters

James Whale, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Frankenstein's monster

James Whale: God of Monsters

James Whale is a megalith of early horror cinema. An out gay man, he direct some of the greatest gothic horror films Universal Pictures would ever produce. Retrospectively seen to be saturated with queer subtext Whale’s films celebrate ‘the outsider’ figure that would characterise the horror movie genre for decades to come. Ygraine Hackett-Cantabrana explores the man and his monsters…