Universal Studio dedicated a mural to ‘Universal Monsters’



Photo by Tristan Eaton

As a fan of graffiti and Universal Monsters, as soon as we started seeing pictures of the mural being created in the lot of Universal Studios, we at Latin Horror had to share it with the world!!! Universal Studios contracted graffiti artist Tristan Eaton to create a giant mural that brings a great visual tribute to their Universal Classic Monsters.

Audrey Hepburn, Little Italy, New York City. Tristan Eaton

As a fan of Eaton’s work here in New York City, it is great to see him doing fantastic work on a 50-by-200-foot wall in a lot in Universal Studios. I would describe his work as pop art with black and white juxtaposed against vibrant colors that vibrate and bounce off walls. I think his style was a perfect choice to bring back the Universal Monsters, with some street cred.

According to the Hollywood Reporter Tristan,

“went through about 40 cans of spray paint per day as he crafted beautiful testaments to FrankensteinThe Bride of FrankensteinDraculaThe Wolf Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

The chairman of Universal Studios, Donna Langley said the reason that spray paint was chosen is because the Universal Classic Monsters “were the outsiders, outcasts, rebels and outlaws of their time” and “because graffiti artists are considered the rebel outlaws of the art world.”

To read more about the Universal Classic Monsters Mural and to watch a cool video in the making of, go to:

Also check out and follow Tristan Eaton’s Instagram for more images of the making of the mural.

Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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