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[[caption-width-right:299:"Stop it Frank!" ''"[[IAmNotShazam My name is not Frank!]]"'']]
->''A death fight...between two beasts!''

'''''Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man''''' is a UniversalHorror movie from 1943. It is a sequel for both ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'' and it is Universal's first MonsterMash film.

Four years after his death in ''The Wolf Man'', Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) is awakened from his slumber when two vagrants attempt to rob his grave. After instantly transforming into a WolfMan and killing one of the robbers, he finds himself in Cardiff, Wales.

After his warnings of his [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthropy]] are ignored, he escapes and starts searching for the {{Gypsy}}-woman Maleva (Maria Ouspenskaya), in hopes that she'll know how to kill him permanently. The two set out for the Eastern European village of Vasaria, where, according to Maleva, a certain Dr. Frankenstein lives.

After reaching the place and finding out that Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein is dead and his place is in ruins (as seen in the end of ''The Ghost of Frankenstein''), they attempt to continue, when Larry transforms yet again and in the next morning wakes up in the basement of the ruins. There he finds the FrankensteinsMonster (Creator/BelaLugosi) trapped in a block of ice.

Enter Dr. Mannering (Patric Knowles) from Cardiff and the original Dr. Frankenstein's granddaughter, Elsa (Ilona Massey), and the clash between the monsters is about to begin...

Next up, {{Dracula}} joins the party in ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein''.
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!!As [[MagicVersusScience the beast of supernatural and the monster of science]] clash, you will witness:

* AbortedArc: All references to the ending of ''The Ghost of Frankenstein'' were cut, which keeps the Monster as the ManChild it was portrayed before.
* ArcWords: The "Even a man who is pure in heart..." poem is repeated yet again.
* AttackOfTheTownFestival: All the deadly doin's in Frankenstein's ruins take place during "the Festival of the New Wine."
* BackFromTheDead: Larry in the opening.
* BeautyMark: Elsa and the Monster (!) both have one.
%%* BehindTheBlack
%%* BigDamPlot
%%* BreakingTheBonds
* CassandraTruth: Dr. Mannering and Inspector Owen disregard Larry's warnings of his werewolf tendencies as ravings of a madman.
* ChekhovsGunman: Dr. Mannering, the head doctor at the mental hospital where Larry was sent to at the beginning of the film for his "delusions". After Larry escapes, we expect that to be the last we see of him...but he actually follows Talbot all the way to Vasaria (with the help of the newspaper reports of his werewolf attacks), where he attempts to take him back to the hospital, but when he finds out that [[RealAfterAll Larry is ''not'' a lunatic, and in fact a real werewolf]], he agrees to assist him with his plan.
* [[CoolVsAwesome Cool]] ''[[CoolVsAwesome vs.]] ''[[CoolVsAwesome Awesome]]: It's all there in the name.
%%* CrossOver
* DeathSeeker: Larry.
* {{Diary}}: Dr. Frankenstein's journal appears once again.
* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: The two monsters fight at the end with no winner.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Guess which two Universal monsters meet up in this movie.
* ForScience: The reason why everything goes south by the end.
* GraveRobbing: It's fatal when the one being springs back to life and turns into a werewolf.
%%* HollywoodDarkness
* HumanPopsicle: How the Monster is found.
%%* ImpromptuTracheotomy
* InfantImmortality: Averted, as one of Larry's victims is a little girl in Vasaria.
* KillItWithWater: In the end one of the townsfolk blows up the dam near Ludwig Frankenstein's sanitarium to kill the Monster.
%%* MarkOfTheBeast
* NotableOriginalMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut76Wnr5KPs Faro-La, Faro-li!]]]
* ReversePolarity: The key to destroying the Monster.
%%* ScreamingWoman
%%* StrappedToAnOperatingTable
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: "Come one and all and sing this song... For Life is short and Death is long..."
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Averted, as the townsfolk sit out this film's climax and only one of them takes action.
%%* TransformationSequence
* TravelMontage: Shown when Larry travels to Vasaria with Maleva.
* {{Uberwald}}
* VersusTitle
* YouLookFamiliar: Dwight Frye and Lionel Atwill, who'd appeared in several earlier ''Frankenstein'' films as different characters, show up yet again here. Ditto Patric Knowles, who was Frank Andrews in the first ''Wolf Man'' film and plays Dr. Mannering here.
** Not to mention that Bela Lugosi had played Ygor in ''Son of Frankenstein'' and ''Ghost of Frankenstein'', as well as Bela the gypsy in ''The Wolf Man''. Or that Lon Chaney, Jr. had played the Monster in ''Ghost''.
* ZombieGait: This film is the TropeCodifier for the stretched-arms walk for the Frankenstein's Monster.
** This is actually an artifact from the film's original script, which had the Monster blinded (a holdover from the end of ''TheGhostOfFrankenstein''). While this was discarded in editing, it makes Lugosi's awkward lumbering much more understandable in context.
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