Dad successful as maimer on screen,
Son was destined to claim the big green
Though he aims for grotesque
He's just lame, a burlesque
And depressed at the same old routine.
David Cairns and Surly Hack
Son of the great silent film star, Lon Chaney Jr's career in horror seemed inevitable. Chaney played The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster for Universal, taking over the last of these in The Ghost of Frankenstein (Erle C. Kenton; 1942).