Awesome: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein


  • In a very real way, the entire movie can be seen as one for the classic Universal monsters. When Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, and Larry Talbot went out, they did it with style.
  • This was the movie that inspired Quentin Tarantino to make movies. Watching it as a little kid made him a cinephile for life.
  • At one point when they've escaped Dracula's castle, the vampire goes after Lou to bring him back with his powers of Mind Control. Lou actually holds out for a few moments before giving in and skipping merrily to his (intended) doom. Hey, it's not much, but how many people ever beat Dracula's powers of control, even temporarily?
  • Doubling as two Crowning Comic Moments, when being chased through the castle by the Monster, Lou jerks a black tablecloth off a table, leaving the lights standing. He does a double take before boastfully showing it to the audience and retreating behind a door. The Monster opens it and Lou comes out, using the tablecloth to make like Dracula:
    Lou: Back... back...
    The Monster: Yes, Master.
  • Dracula, running from the Wolf Man, turns into a bat and flies off a balcony. Wolf Man leaps, grabs the bat in both hands, and they both fall into the sea to their apparent deaths.
  • The last minute "appearance" of Vincent Price as the invisible man.