House of Frankenstein (1944)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Starring Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Glenn Strange, Anne Gwynne, Elena Verdugo, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill.
I was working in the lab, late one night…
Ah, October. My favorite month. No other time is so ideal for exploring dark fantasy, the Gothic, the classic ghost story … and of course, Universal horror films. The monsters of Universal’s 1930s and ‘40s films have given the Halloween season its mascots, creatures as closely identified with the holiday as Santa Claus is with Christmas. So there’s no better Halloween party flick than the wall-to-wall monster epic that was the original “The Monster Mash”…
In seventy-one minutes, House of Frankenstein brings you:
- The Wolf Man
- Frankenstein’s Monster
- A mad scientist
- A hunchback
- A torch-wielding mob of angry villagers
- A laboratory full of Kenneth Strickfaden-influenced sizzling equipment
- Brain transplants!
All this, plus the hat trick of Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and John Carradine in the same film; roles for classic supporting actors Lionel Atwill and George Zucco; and sexy Anne Gwynne. Now how much would you pay?
I paid $8.99 for my DVD, and I got Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man on the same disc!