JFD570: The Old Dark House, Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Up first, James Whale (director of Frankenstein, Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein) takes us into The Old Dark House from 1932. A group of travelers seek refuge from a storm in a creepy mansion inhabited by some strange folks and their monstrous man servant played by Boris Karloff.
Then, in a sequel to the original Wolf Man, Lon Chaney Jr. returns as Lawrence Talbot, back from the grave and up to his wolfish ways. He seeks out the old gypsy woman to help lift his curse, and while she can't help him she knows a doctor who can... Dr. Frankenstein! But when they get to Germany, they find out the good doctor has passed away, but they do discover his monster (this time played by Bela Lugosi) frozen, but still alive in Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man from 1943.
And finally, we get another monster mash but this time with a healthy dose of comedy as Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, working as shipping clerks run afoul of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange) all while trying to assist Lon Chaney Jr, who once again is wolfin' out in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein from 1948.
All this plus we do a little Movie Hostage, run down some movies we've been watching, get some insight into AMC and the "stonk market", find out why Regal Cinema switched to Pepsi, see what video game tripped Kevin out and so much more.
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