Dark Universe Isn’t Respectful of the Monsters, Says John Landis

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Director John Landis says Universal Pictures’ new Dark Universe isn’t being respectful to the studios classic movie monsters of yesteryear. Landis, of course, has long been a fixture in Hollywood, directing such classic films as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and An American Werewolf in London – all for Universal.

Also the director of Michael Jackson’s landmark extended music video for the hit ‘Thriller’ – and an author chronicling the history of horror films in Hollywood with the 2011 book Monsters in the Movies – Landis has well-established himself an expert on the subject, and he’s making his feelings known about his former studio home’s direction of its monster-themed Dark Universe.

In an interview with …

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