- NAME: JULIAN BROWNING
- OTHER ALIASES: VENGEANCE
During a 1940 re-release of his all-time favorite horror film The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney Sr., Browning engaged in a scuffle with a rude theatergoer. During the fight, Browning's flashlight was seized by the boorish patron who tossed it through the movie screen, tearing it. Furious, Julian went backstage to retrieve the flashlight, and somehow was entangled in one of the old playhouse sandbag ropes, causing him to die a slow, painful death of strangulation.
This was the first of many horrible events to occur at the Universal Palace Theater. The building would be plagued by terrible incidents throughout its years. Some believe that the Universal Palace is evil or cursed. Others say that Julian's "revenge" has been to destroy other rule breaking patrons with classic movie monsters (almost in the same way The Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera would do by causing incidents in the opera house).