Today's pick in my Top 31 Favorite Horror movies... #8. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
Before YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (a brilliant movie in its own right), the creepers were after Bud and Lou! One of the first and best horror comedies, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN isn't just the only Universal monster movie to bring Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman together, it's also the one that holds up the best all these years later. It's just as funny today as it was upon it's release in 1948, and there's a good handful of scary scenes too, most notably the sequence in MacDougal's House of Horrors. It's a shame we don't get Boris Karloff here in the title role, but Glenn Strange does a good enough job as Frankenstein's Monster, and with Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr. on board, there's little to complain about.
Universal was indisputably the master of horror throughout the 1940's and 1950's. There were so many wonderfully innovative films that contributed so much to cinema. When taking into account the brilliance of so many of these features -- DRACULA, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE MUMMY -- it feels nearly impossible to choose just one. But ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN is about as close to perfection as you can get in a movie, regardless of genre. And if only for it utilizing our three most beloved monsters (four if you count the surprise at the end!), and for its sheer watchability factor (of all the Universal monster movies, this one I can watch over and over without tiring of it), ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN earns a rightful spot in my Top Ten favorites. #horror #horrormovies #horrorfilm #abbottandcostellomeetfrankenstein #dracula #wolfman #frankenstein #belalugosi #lonchaneyjr #scarymovies #october #halloween #horrormovie #horrorfilms #horrorfan #horrorjunkie #horroraddict #cinema #cinephile #film #movie #filmlover #retro #filmcommunity #tcm #classicmovies #horrormoviemarathon #31daysofhorror
The copy on the left I bought online from #troma like 15 years ago, but to this day have never found a dvd player that will play the damn faulty disc. Last week I finally said fuck it and bought a new copy off ebay. Time for some #draculavsfrankenstein with a side of #vindication for day 23 of #31daysofhorror #lonchaneyjr
THE FROZEN GHOST 1945. When famous radio hypnotist Alex Gregor (Lon Chaney Jr.) accidentally causes the death of an audience member during a broadcast, his guilt leads him to break off his engagement to Maura Daniel (Evelyn Ankers) and take a job at a wax museum. Jealousy over the attention paid to his new co-worker causes mentally unbalanced sculptor Rudi Poldan (Martin Kosleck) to lash out at museum owner Valerie Monet (Tala Birell) and her niece Nina (Elena Verdugo) in a horrifying fashion. #vintagemoviepostercollector #thefrozenghost #lonchaneyjr #evelynankers #martinkosleck
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Frankenstein’s Monster, the main attraction of the book and the Universal films, the one who stands at the center of all the drama and terror. Created by Dr. Frankenstein in order to make life out of death, the Monster (named Adam in some drafts) seeks out someone who will love and accept him for what he is, but tragedy follows everywhere he goes. Many see him as a devil, and few see him for the troubled innocent soul he really is. In the first three Universal films, he is played by the legendary horror icon Boris Karloff, and by the legendary horror icon Lon Chaney Jr. in the fourth film.
Also, this year of 2018 marks 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel.
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Still one of the greatest films of all time. Gary Cooper took home the Best Actor Oscar. Marshal Will Kane is not willing to give up and protect his town against the man he put away and his deadly gang. The townspeople refuse to have Will's back and he must face them alone at High Noon. The whole build up is fantastic. Cooper plays tough, but there are some great moments that show him looking terrified that he may get killed and devastated that no one is going to help him. The crane shot of Will standing alone in the town is one of the greatest shots in film. Then the gunfight happens. It's a masterpiece.
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Directed by Charles Barton
Featuring Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi
6/10 days of Horror Movies. Black and White. Only using stills from the film, and one film per franchise.
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We goofed with yesterday's post. That post should've been Wednesday's post and THIS post should've been YESTERDAY's post. And TOMORROW should be TODAY's. If that makes any sense.
But it's time to get them palms hairy. And by that we only mean talking about werewolf movies, ya perv:
Jess- American Werewolf in London- Arguably the greatest werewolf film of all time with a transformation sequence that never gets old to watch. Funny, scary, and tragic, this is one flick that deserves all the praise it gets.
Mickey- The Wolf Man- This has always been my favorite of the classic Universal horror films. I'm a big fan of the overall pathos in this movie cause like a lot of good werewolf flicks, its usually some innocent sap who gets afflicted by the curse from the old country and wants nothing to do with it. I don't think Lon Chaney Jr gets enough credit for perfectly capturing a man out of his element who comes to a tragic end. Plus, I'm a sucker for: "Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night, May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright"
What's your favorite werewolf flick. Let us know and tag us with #videovampires.