Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) A Universal Picture, with the name-spinning glass orb and rousing theme music that glues me to the couch every time. This sequel (squared) has a typically rousing Universal score, too, but I didn’t research the lineage so the music could easily have been written for earlier films. Featuring Bela Lugosi as The Monster and the great Lon Cheney, Jr, as Lawrence Talbot. Easily one of the worst actors of his generation, despite his renown screen history. Dour 40s noir, with a shadowy, war-time grimness, while the musical production number is hilariously out-of-place. The Wolfman’s special effects transformation is the best to date, though. Dialog Alert: “Energy which cannot be destroyed can be transmitted.” New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.

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    Ernie45
    November 9, 2012 - 15:57 | Permalink

    Sounds like a great film, I’ll have to look it up.

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    Willard
    November 9, 2012 - 16:05 | Permalink

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