Monday, July 8, 2013

The Idle Wretch

For the bulk of this cheese he's inert
A great hulk, freezer-burned, un-alert
He just stays in the lab
Like some clay, on a slab
In a sulk -- will he please be more pert?

David Cairns

In Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Roy William Neill; 1943), Lon Chaney's Lawrence Talbot/Wolf Man is almost the whole show. Thawed from ice, Béla Lugosi's Monster is little more than furniture.

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