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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
More howls than you can shake a shiver at!!!
Two hapless frieght handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
Better than The Avengers.
I'm not even a huge fan of the Abbott and Costello routine but the silliness of it all seems to work in a world where Dracula, Frankenstien, and The Wolf Man are all running amuck together.
"I've had this brain for thirty years. It hasn't done me any good!" ~ Wilbur Grey
This might not have been the first comedy horror film ever made, but it certainly stands as a classic of the genre. In 2007, Reader's Digest listed it among the "top 100 funniest films of all time" and AFI has rated it #56 among the 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time.
The situation is ridiculous in the extreme. Florida freight handlers Wilbur Grey (Lou Costello) and Chick Young (Bud Abbott) deliver two crates to McDougal's House of Horrors. They allegedly contain the remains of Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange).
Dr. Sandra Mornay (Lenore Aubert) plans to help Dracula…
The scariest of all of the Universal Horror movies because it's about how all of the women in Costello's life are only feigning interest in him romantically in order to achieve some professional/sinister goal. Too real.
"Don't you know what's going to happen now?" "I'll bite." "No, I will."
Great blending of cinematic universes here, between Abbott and Costello's proto-sitcom, whipcrack-timed jokey gentleman comedy and the world of Universal Monsters, in which Dracula and Frankenstein('s monster) stalk the streets and every night is a full moon.
I saw what I saw when I saw it!
I have been avoiding this movie most of my life out of some sort of misguided loyalty towards Universal Monsters. There's nothing wrong with loving those classic films, but where I went wrong is thinking of this movie as an insult to what I loved.
The fact is that this is not just a great Abbott and Costello movie, but it's actually a great Universal Monsters movie. First you have Bela Lugosi returning as Dracula for the first time since the 1931 Dracula, which is a huge win in my book already, then you add Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf-Man and the second best choice for Frankenstein's Monster…
Wilbur Grey: "Well that's gonna cost you overtime because I'm a union man and I work only sixteen hours a day."
McDougal: "A union man only works eight hours a day!"
Wilbur Grey: "I belong to two unions."
One of the best horror-comedies of all-time, and absolutely deserves to be talked about with the same respect as Dracula, The Wolfman & Frankenstein... even if the title of the movie is factually incorrect (they meet Frankenstein's monster, not the good doctor).
Cinematographer Charles Van Enger, who shot the original Phantom of the Opera (and a movie with the incredible title of Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla) does stellar work here. I've always been a big fan of…
This is another that seemed to always be on TV when I was young. Just part of the scenery growing up. I can't even remember it very well.
Hard to really rate this for what it WAS vs. what it IS. Nowadays, Abbott and Costello have aged somewhat more poorly than many of the other famous comedy acts to transition to the movies. Their shtick works better than, say, what the Bowery Boys became, but certainly doesn't function in 2016 as well as the Marx Bros or even Laurel and Hardy do.
And that's... OK. They don't have to. There's stuff aplenty to appreciate anyway. Abbott is a ROCK of a straight man, and that is absolutely necessary with Costello's affectations. Lou is harder to take, now, but his offbeat timing modulates the hammy stuff in JUST the right, unexpected ways.
I'm not SURE that this is the…
#27 (A classic comedy) on my 31 Day Movie Challenge for August.
This challenge finally gave me the opportunity to watch this all the way through. While not as funny as many of their other romps, it did offer up a big plate of Universal Monster movie nostalgia. All that was missing was Karloff as the Monster.
The Abbott and Costello films were never big on story - and even with the massive appeal of recognizable (and box office magnate) monsters, this is no exception. Chick (Abbott) and Wilbur (Costello) are shipping clerks who receive a strange phone call from a Mr. Talbot (Lon Chaney) in London, instructing them not to deliver two large crates to the House of Horrors…
A little slice of awesome
This film had everything working for it:
-Three of horrors biggest icons (minus Karloff)
-A fantastic opening sequence
-Really amazing sets
-A great poster
But no substance to back it all up. It was extremely hard to finish this film, I was so bored. And I can assure the excuse is not that we don't appreciate such tame humor anymore. I've seen comedies from this era that are laugh out loud, but this was simply not funny at all. Abbott and Costello are not likable one bit and the reoccurring jokes were almost painful in their delivery and frequency.
The effects were great, namely the mix of animation and live action. Seeing these horror icons all together was definitely interesting,…
Frankenstein's Monster is the real victim in all of this.
Abbott and Ricky Gervais Meet Frankenstein
Frankenstein should've spoken up for himself smh
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…