Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Like batteries, monsters recharge
With a ZAP! into trouble they barge
They slip and they stumble,
Then trip in a tumble,
Their boots a few sizes too large.
Béla Lugosi as The Monster, and Lon Chaney Jr as Larry Talbot, the Wolf Man, in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Roy William Neill; 1943). Lugosi originated The Monster's famous hands-out stagger in this film. This was due to the character's blindness, a condition he was left with at the end of the preceding film in the series, The Ghost of Frankenstein. All references to blindness were cut from the final print, but the lumbering walk caught on.