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It was followed by two sequels, ''The Devil's Brood'' and ''The Devil's Night'', by David Jacobs.



* ActorAllusion: On the mysterious disappearance of Chick and Wilbur, the characters played by Abbott and Costello in ''Meet Frankenstein'': "The men left their [=LaMiranda=] hotel room the day they returned. Some people said they assumed aliases and went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Hayride Mexico]]; others claimed they went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Screams Africa]]; some maintained they'd joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott_and_Costello_in_the_Foreign_Legion Foreign Legion]]."


'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin tying in with Franchise/UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.

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'''''Return ''Return of the Wolf Man''''' Man'' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin tying in with Franchise/UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.


Fifty years later, in 1998, a group of people inadvertently revive the Wolf Man. Once he reverts to human form he is befriended by Caroline Cooke, Joan Raymond's niece. his initial concern is how to be killed once and for all, but his attentions are turned elsewhere when it transpires that Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster are back on the scene.

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Fifty years later, in 1998, a group of people inadvertently revive the Wolf Man. Once he reverts to human form he is befriended by Caroline Cooke, Joan Raymond's niece. his His initial concern is how to be killed once and for all, but his attentions are turned elsewhere when it transpires that Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster are back on the scene.


'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin tying in with UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.

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'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin tying in with UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.


* VoodooZombie: Dracula has some of these as his assistants; they are revealed to have been created by the magic of the villain from ''WhiteZombie''.

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* VoodooZombie: Dracula has some of these as his assistants; they are revealed to have been created by the magic of the villain Legendre from ''WhiteZombie''.''Film/WhiteZombie''.


* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Played with when the novel addresses some of the inconsistencies and oddities in the films. The book establishes that Talbot becomes the Wolf Man on the days immediately before and after a full moon, thereby explaining his strangely frequent transformations in the movies. The idea that lycranthropy effects different people in different ways is also brought up, hence why Bela Lugosi's character in ''TheWolfMan'' turned into a four-legged wolf.

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Played with when the novel addresses some of the inconsistencies and oddities in the films. The book establishes that Talbot becomes the Wolf Man on the days immediately before and after a full moon, thereby explaining his strangely frequent transformations in the movies. The idea that lycranthropy effects different people in different ways is also brought up, hence why Bela Lugosi's character in ''TheWolfMan'' ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' turned into a four-legged wolf.


'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin based around UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.

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'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin based around tying in with UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.



* ActorAllusion: On the mysterious disappearance of chick and Wilbur, the characters played by Abbott and Costello in ''Meet Frankenstein'': "The men left their [=LaMiranda=] hotel room the day they returned. Some people said they assumed aliases and went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Hayride Mexico]]; others claimed they went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Screams Africa]]; some maintained they'd joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott_and_Costello_in_the_Foreign_Legion Foreign Legion]]."

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* ActorAllusion: On the mysterious disappearance of chick Chick and Wilbur, the characters played by Abbott and Costello in ''Meet Frankenstein'': "The men left their [=LaMiranda=] hotel room the day they returned. Some people said they assumed aliases and went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Hayride Mexico]]; others claimed they went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Screams Africa]]; some maintained they'd joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott_and_Costello_in_the_Foreign_Legion Foreign Legion]]."


'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin based around UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''TheWolfMan'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.

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'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin based around UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''TheWolfMan'' ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.
''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.



* ContinuityPorn: Talbot ended up existing in the same cinematic universe as Dracula, Frankenstein and the Invisible Man; the novel takes this as a cue to create a [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Massive]] MonsterMash [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Crossover]] working various other Universal horror films into the same continuity. The narrative touches upon the events of ''{{House of Frankenstein}}'', ''{{House of Dracula}}'', ''The Mummy's Tomb'', ''RevengeOfTheCreature'', ''TheDeadlyMantis'', ''TheMonolithMonsters'', ''WerewolfOfLondon'', ''HorrorIsland'' and, ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetTheMummy'', amongst others.
** Some references are more faithful than others. Sandra Mornay from ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is given a father named Miklos Mornay who "used electricity... to give additional strength and stamina to the bodies of the living [but] succeeded only in immolating dozens of people." This seems to be a reference to ''Man Made Monster'' - but the mad scientist in that was named Paul Rigas.
* CerebusSyndrome: The novel is a direct sequel to ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''; arguably, it owes a bigger debt to this film than to any other Universal horror, even opening with a recap of that film's climax. And yet, from reading this novel, you'd never know that the film was a comedy.

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* ContinuityPorn: Talbot ended up existing in the same cinematic universe as Dracula, Frankenstein and the Invisible Man; the novel takes this as a cue to create a [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Massive]] MonsterMash [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Crossover]] working various other Universal horror films into the same continuity. The narrative touches upon the events of ''{{House of Frankenstein}}'', ''{{House of Dracula}}'', ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/HouseOfDracula'', ''The Mummy's Tomb'', ''RevengeOfTheCreature'', ''TheDeadlyMantis'', ''TheMonolithMonsters'', ''WerewolfOfLondon'', ''HorrorIsland'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature'', ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'', ''Film/TheMonolithMonsters'', ''Film/WerewolfOfLondon'', ''Film/HorrorIsland'' and, ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetTheMummy'', ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetTheMummy'', amongst others.
** Some references are more faithful than others. Sandra Mornay from ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is given a father named Miklos Mornay who "used electricity... to give additional strength and stamina to the bodies of the living [but] succeeded only in immolating dozens of people." This seems to be a reference to ''Man Made Monster'' - but the mad scientist in that was named Paul Rigas.
* CerebusSyndrome: The novel is a direct sequel to ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''; ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''; arguably, it owes a bigger debt to this film than to any other Universal horror, even opening with a recap of that film's climax. And yet, from reading this novel, you'd never know that the film was a comedy.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Henry Pratt is named after Boris Karloff, whose real name was William Henry Pratt. Oddly, the main character Caroline Cooke appears to have been named after an uncredited extra who appeared in ''TheWolfMan'' (and ''The Mummy's Ghost'').

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Henry Pratt is named after Boris Karloff, whose real name was William Henry Pratt. Oddly, the main character Caroline Cooke appears to have been named after an uncredited extra who appeared in ''TheWolfMan'' ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' (and ''The Mummy's Ghost'').



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:One of the survivors of ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is killed off in the novel's prologue, which also reveals that one of the characters from ''HouseOfDracula'' was killed by Talbot shortly after the events of that film.]]

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:One of the survivors of ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is killed off in the novel's prologue, which also reveals that one of the characters from ''HouseOfDracula'' ''Film/HouseOfDracula'' was killed by Talbot shortly after the events of that film.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Played with. A few hanging plot threads from the films are picked up: for example, in ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', Mr. [=McDougal=] [[spoiler:survives being bitten by the Wolf Man; the novel establishes that he became a werewolf himself.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Played with. A few hanging plot threads from the films are picked up: for example, in ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', Mr. [=McDougal=] [[spoiler:survives being bitten by the Wolf Man; the novel establishes that he became a werewolf himself.]]


* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:One of the survivors of ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is killed off in the novel's prologue, which also reveals that one of the characters from ''HouseOfDracula'' was killed by Talbot shortly after the events of that film.=]

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:One of the survivors of ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is killed off in the novel's prologue, which also reveals that one of the characters from ''HouseOfDracula'' was killed by Talbot shortly after the events of that film.=]]]




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'''''Return of the Wolf Man''''' is a 1998 novel by Jeff Rovin based around UniversalHorror films. It revolves around Larry Talbot, the werewolf character who made his debut in ''TheWolfMan'' and was re-used in crossover films such as ''FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' and ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''.

The story begins with a recap of the ending of ''Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein'', in which it is revealed that the Wolf Man survived his apparent death during his fight with Count Dracula. He meets the film's heroine, Joan Raymond, and after turning back into a human he convinces her to kill him and carry out a specific burial so that he will never be resurrected.

Fifty years later, in 1998, a group of people inadvertently revive the Wolf Man. Once he reverts to human form he is befriended by Caroline Cooke, Joan Raymond's niece. his initial concern is how to be killed once and for all, but his attentions are turned elsewhere when it transpires that Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster are back on the scene.

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* ActorAllusion: On the mysterious disappearance of chick and Wilbur, the characters played by Abbott and Costello in ''Meet Frankenstein'': "The men left their [=LaMiranda=] hotel room the day they returned. Some people said they assumed aliases and went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Hayride Mexico]]; others claimed they went to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Screams Africa]]; some maintained they'd joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott_and_Costello_in_the_Foreign_Legion Foreign Legion]]."
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Talbot is identified as having lived in "Wales, England". Throughout the rest of the novel the names of the two countries are used more or less interchangeably.
* ContinuityPorn: Talbot ended up existing in the same cinematic universe as Dracula, Frankenstein and the Invisible Man; the novel takes this as a cue to create a [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Massive]] MonsterMash [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Crossover]] working various other Universal horror films into the same continuity. The narrative touches upon the events of ''{{House of Frankenstein}}'', ''{{House of Dracula}}'', ''The Mummy's Tomb'', ''RevengeOfTheCreature'', ''TheDeadlyMantis'', ''TheMonolithMonsters'', ''WerewolfOfLondon'', ''HorrorIsland'' and, ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetTheMummy'', amongst others.
** Some references are more faithful than others. Sandra Mornay from ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is given a father named Miklos Mornay who "used electricity... to give additional strength and stamina to the bodies of the living [but] succeeded only in immolating dozens of people." This seems to be a reference to ''Man Made Monster'' - but the mad scientist in that was named Paul Rigas.
* CerebusSyndrome: The novel is a direct sequel to ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein''; arguably, it owes a bigger debt to this film than to any other Universal horror, even opening with a recap of that film's climax. And yet, from reading this novel, you'd never know that the film was a comedy.
* ImmortalitySeeker: The book fleshes out Dracula's origin story, which is hinted at in the Bram Stoker novel but never mentioned in the Univeral films. During life, while studying at Scholomance, he made a DealWithTheDevil for immortality. You can guess how that turned out.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Henry Pratt is named after Boris Karloff, whose real name was William Henry Pratt. Oddly, the main character Caroline Cooke appears to have been named after an uncredited extra who appeared in ''TheWolfMan'' (and ''The Mummy's Ghost'').
** It's not just characters: the novel names a cinema after Val Lewton (one of Universal's rival horror producers) and a brand of battery after special effects man Kenneth Strickfaden.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Played with when the novel addresses some of the inconsistencies and oddities in the films. The book establishes that Talbot becomes the Wolf Man on the days immediately before and after a full moon, thereby explaining his strangely frequent transformations in the movies. The idea that lycranthropy effects different people in different ways is also brought up, hence why Bela Lugosi's character in ''TheWolfMan'' turned into a four-legged wolf.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:One of the survivors of ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'' is killed off in the novel's prologue, which also reveals that one of the characters from ''HouseOfDracula'' was killed by Talbot shortly after the events of that film.=]
* UnexplainedAccent: Averted. In the ''Wolf Man'' films, Talbot has an American accent - despite being [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent being the son of a British lord]]. The novel mentions his accent but establishes that he had an American mother and grew up in California.
* VoodooZombie: Dracula has some of these as his assistants; they are revealed to have been created by the magic of the villain from ''WhiteZombie''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Played with. A few hanging plot threads from the films are picked up: for example, in ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', Mr. [=McDougal=] [[spoiler:survives being bitten by the Wolf Man; the novel establishes that he became a werewolf himself.]]

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