Sony's new animated feature, "Hotel Transylvania," invites us to the 118th birthday party of Mavis (Selena Gomez), daughter to none other than Count Dracula (Adam Sandler). In attendance at the secluded castle are all the classic movie monsters, including Frankenstein's Monster (Kevin James), the Wolf Man (Steve Buscemi), Quasimodo (Jon Lovitz), the Blob and the Invisible Man (David Spade).

While there are some fresh ideas in the pot, the basic premise of uniting the famous creatures, many of them first made iconic through their own individual movies made by Universal Pictures in the 1930s, has been a constant idea on big and little screens for nearly 70 years. To give a run-through the history of monster mash-ups, we've compiled a look at 15 of these predecessors, from the very well known to the very obscure.

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