Phantom of the Opera

Whatever you think of Universal’s planned foray into the expanded franchise game with the Dark Universe, you can’t deny their lofty ambitions. The studio has had the ground-breaking forefathers of horror cinema in their back-catalogue for decades and attempted multiple times to revive them for a new audience, but never with the scope of this planned expanded universe, which hopes to combine the blockbuster tent-pole mould with the icons of the Monster series.

So far, The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, hasn’t set the domestic box office alight or inspired much enthusiasm amongst critics, ...

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