Creepy Cool: The Story Behind The Monster Mural at Universal Studios Hollywood - NBC Southern California

Creepy Cool: The Story Behind The Monster Mural at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios' new monster mural is the stuff of nightmares - but in a good way.

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    Visit the Shriek-Worthy Monster Mural at Universal

    A new mural on the Universal Studios backlot painted by LA street artist, Tristan Eaton, brings classic movie monsters to life. For more social media videos like this, follow us @NBCLA / @AliyaJasmine (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

    What to Know

    • You'll have to gain admission to the theme park, and cruise on the Studio Tour to catch an Instagram-worthy image.

    • The giant Monster Mural is located steps away from the actual production sets where the horror movies were filmed.

    • Pore your eyes over Franstein's monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Creature for the Black Lagoon.

    There's a creeptacular new addition to Universal Studios Hollywood, and it's the stuff of any horror buffs dreams - or nightmares, if you will. 

    Located on the studios' backlot, park-goers brave enough to endure the Studio Tour can now feast their eyes upon the Monster Mural. 

    The mural was spray-painted by famed street artist, Tristan Eaton, who's best known for creating posters used in Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign. 

    Despite setbacks due to the rain, he was able to finish the mural in five weeks total.

    "First and foremost it's a nod to the legacy we have," said David Valdez, Manager of Guide Training & Development at Universal Studios Hollywood. "Because Universal is the studio that invented the horror movie genre."

    Eaton spent time in the Universal Studios' archives library to study original movie posters before deciding on Franstein's monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Creature for the Black Lagoon.

    The giant Monster Mural is located steps away from the actual production sets where the horror movies were filmed. It can be seen on the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, as part of the theme park admission ticket price. Although it should be noted, since the lot is full of live working movie sets, access to the mural is not guaranteed.

    You can find more information on the studio tour here. For more videos like this, be sure to follow NBC4 on our social media channels @NBCLA.

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