History Film / AbbottandCostelloMeetFrankenstein

27th Mar '18 8:33:29 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** The last time we see Talbot, he's falling off a cliff fighting Dracula. The movie doesn't bother to indicate what happens after they land.

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** The last time we see Talbot, he's falling off a cliff fighting Dracula. The movie doesn't bother to indicate what happens after they land. However, the 1998 novel ''Literature/ReturnOfTheWolfman'' eventually answered both questions. [[spoiler:[=McDougal=] became a murderous werewolf, and both Talbot and Dracula survived their fall. So did the Frankenstein's monster.]]
25th Mar '18 9:46:30 AM TheSaddleman
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* {{Corpsing}}: The scene where Costello is unknowingly sitting on the monster's lap had to be re-shot many times because Glenn Strange couldn't stop cracking up. Even in the finished version, you can see him starting to smile as he gets up to chase Costello.

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* {{Corpsing}}: The scene where Costello is unknowingly sitting on the monster's lap had to be re-shot many times because Glenn Strange couldn't stop cracking up. Even in the finished version, you can see him starting to smile as he gets up to chase Costello. Outtakes showing Strange laughing have survived.
3rd Mar '18 11:25:37 AM nombretomado
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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Very much on the comedy side of things, with Bud and Lou hamming it up and wisecracking to perfection, but the UniversalHorror monsters are quite real and played just as straight as in their own movies, so there are several genuinely scary moments.

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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Very much on the comedy side of things, with Bud and Lou hamming it up and wisecracking to perfection, but the UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror monsters are quite real and played just as straight as in their own movies, so there are several genuinely scary moments.
27th Nov '17 10:41:12 AM Jeduthun
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* GenreBusting: A {{Slapstick}} MonsterMash.
18th Nov '17 6:47:41 PM Jeduthun
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%%* YourOtherLeft

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%%* YourOtherLeft* YourOtherLeft: As they're escaping the castle, Chick tells Wilbur to run to the Left. Wilbur pauses, considers his hands, turns and runs smack into the wall.
18th Nov '17 6:40:22 PM Jeduthun
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* DudeNotFunny: Larry Talbot's reaction to Chick putting on a Wolf Man mask at the costume ball.


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* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Neither Wilbur nor Chick is smart enough to suspect that the multiple gorgeous women coming onto Wilbur, of all people, might possibly have ulterior motives. (Joan is working as an insurance investigator, and Sandra wants [[spoiler: to steal his brain for the Frankenstein Monster.]])
18th Nov '17 6:26:23 PM Jeduthun
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* HypnoticEyes: Dracula hypnotizes Sandra with his eyes to ensure her obedience. Then later bites her and drinks her blood to make absolutely sure.

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* HypnoticEyes: Dracula hypnotizes Sandra with his eyes to ensure her obedience. Then later bites her and drinks her blood to make absolutely sure. Sandra attempts it on Wilbur, but he's TooDumbToFool.



* KavorkaMan: Chick is repeatedly perplexed that beautiful women keep coming onto Wilbur, of all people. Neither of them is GenreSavvy enough to make TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction.


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* TermsOfEndangerment: AffablyEvil "Dr. Lejos" compliments Wilbur by telling him, "What we need today is young blood and brains!" He also advises him to "Make the most of life, while it lasts."
18th Nov '17 5:59:18 PM Jeduthun
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* KavorkaMan: Chick is repeatedly perplexed that beautiful women keep coming onto Wilbur, of all people. Neither of them is GenreSavvy enough to make TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction.
4th Nov '17 12:50:15 PM Jeduthun
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* GrandFinale: It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror series that had begun in 1931 with the original ''Dracula'' and ''Frankenstein'' films. Although Universal Horror movies continued to be produced with characters like The Mummy - who got his own A&C film a few years later - those films had no narrative connection to the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man films. as such this marks the final canonical appearance of the versions of Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Monster as originally played by Lugosi, Chaney and (initially) Boris Karloff.

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* GrandFinale: It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror Franchise/UniversalHorror series that had begun in 1931 with the original ''Dracula'' and ''Frankenstein'' films. Although Universal Horror movies continued to be produced with characters like The Mummy - who got his own A&C film a few years later - those films had no narrative connection to the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man films. as such this marks the final canonical appearance of the versions of Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Monster as originally played by Lugosi, Chaney and (initially) Boris Karloff.


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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Very much on the comedy side of things, with Bud and Lou hamming it up and wisecracking to perfection, but the UniversalHorror monsters are quite real and played just as straight as in their own movies, so there are several genuinely scary moments.
3rd Aug '17 9:51:56 PM Jeduthun
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* NonIndicativeName [=/=] IAmNotShazam: They don't meet the ''actual'' Frankenstein, only his creation.

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* NonIndicativeName [=/=] IAmNotShazam: They don't meet the ''actual'' Frankenstein, only his creation. At least the dialogue is careful to identify him as "the Frankenstein monster," but this doesn't carry over to the title.
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