Even though Frankenstein was my least favorite of the monsters growing up, Son of Frankenstein was easily one of my most watched Universal movies back then and it still slays all these years layers!
An excellent follow up to Bride, from the thunderstorm opening/Baron arriving to a packed square of people who already hate him to the action packed laboratory finale. Love the sets, pacing, rain filled/fog fueled Universal atmos, a town being suffocated by paranoia/fear, the bubbling sulfur pit, and the mythos/lore at play… plus excellent turns from Rathbone, Atwill, and the MVP of this movie, Bela Lugosi, as the deviously sinister Ygor. My only complaint is the excruciatingly annoying voice on the kid... I dunno whatever the hell accent that was but oof… Minus a star for him lol.
A winner for sure, and STILL a go to movie for me when it comes to Universal horror.