In this holiday feature, we will showcase the best monster movies ever made during each day of the month, leading up to Halloween.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
In the first of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s horror vehicles for Universal Pictures, the inimitable comic duo star as railway baggage handlers in northern Florida. When a pair of crates belonging to a house of horrors museum are mishandled by Wilbur (Lou Costello), the museum’s director, Mr. MacDougal (Frank Ferguson), demands that they deliver them personally so that they can be inspected for insurance purposes, but Lou’s friend Chick (Bud Abbott) has grave suspicions.
I wouldn’t be going out on a limb too far here to say that Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is the greatest horror-comedy ever! Also, IMO it’s the best monster mashup film ever made. I’ve watched this film every year since I was a small child. Aside from the original Universal Monster Movies, this film helped cement my love of horror and monsters to what it is today.
The film features nearly every monster in Universal’s stable except for The Mummy and The Gill Man. Besides Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the film stars Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and Glenn Strange.
This is another family friendly film that can be watched and enjoyed by the entire family as you sit and wait for the great pumpkin to arrive.