Universal’s Dark Universe May Have Just Become A Black Hole

If you are familiar at all with my rantings and ravings as it pertains to Universal Studios bringing back their classic horror franchise as a balls out series of action films – then you should have no issue believing that this horror fan right here is happy as a pig in shit.   Yeah!   It looks like this horrible, horrible idea may in fact be dead and good riddens as far as I’m concerned.

Of course – earlier this summer, the summer of 2017 ,the best summer that the horror genre has seen in a long while – is when we got the first chapter is this “Dark Universe”   – Tom Cruise tried his best but there was no saving the turd pile that was The Mummy.   It appears as if the fact that The Mummy performed so poorly –   that may have been all studio execs needed to see and realize what a gaint, horrible error they had made.

Rumors started a few weeks back   – with the word of some issues with the next chapter – Bride of Frankenstein – that the plug had been pulled and all working on the project had been sent home, and then this week comes the news that the two movers and shakers behind this universe have called it quits.   Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have announced they are out.   Kurtzman is going to return to working on some TV projects and Morgan’s attention will once again focus on the Fast and Furious franchise.

None of this can bode well for this so called Dark Universe.   All though Universal has yet to officially pull the plug on it – lets hope that at the very least   – they take a close look at where they were heading and maybe actually veer back into what made them the studio they are today and ebrace the horrors of their past.


Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.