Tag Archives: 1940’s

Black Friday (1940): Karloff’s Doorbuster Special on Transplanted Brains

Hello folks. Welcome to my last entry for Frankenstienia’s Boris Karloff Blogathon. I’ve had lots of fun watching all these great Karloff films this week, and I’m astounded by the variety and volume of posts people contributed on Boris. There were so many interesting sides to the man, and it looks like over the course […]

Abbott and Costello Meet The Killer, Boris Karloff (1949): Who’s On First? No, Boris Killed Him.

Last month I got to talk about one of my favorite horror comedies, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. This great film united the comedy duo with a trio of Universal monsters, Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolfman, and Frankenstein played by Glen Strange. While Boris Karloff had been offered the role, […]

Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948): Bela’s Been a Baaaaaad Boy

There are things that just go together in the Halloween season, caramel and apples, tricking and treating, or ghosts and goblins just to name a few. There’s another pairing that I always enjoy as All Hallows Eve grows closer, comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello with the Universal Monsters. By 1948, with the heyday of […]