Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

 

The fifth Universal Frankenstein movie, following The Ghost of Frankenstein (1943), and one of the first to try to combine the monstrous elements of Universal's previous films. It was followed by others in the same vein, including The House of Frankenstein (1944, featuring Frankenstein's monster, the Wolf Man, Dracula, the Hunchback, and a Mad Doctor). In this movie, Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man, is accidentally resurrected by grave robbers; he travels to Transylvania to seek for a cure for his condition in Frankenstein's journals. While there, he encounters the Monster; after a battle, the two are swept away in the flooding caused by a burst dam.

The cast includes Bela Lugosi (as the Monster, a role he turned down for the 1931 Frankenstein ), Lon Chaney, Jr. (the Wolf Man), Lionel Atwill (the mayor), Maria Ouspenskaya (Maleva), Dennis Hoey (police investigator), and Ilona Massey (Elsa, Frankenstein's daughter). Roy William Neill directed.

Original publication date

1818
1831

Published @ RC

May 2009