Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Warming Shot

From a chill the big fella awakens
He looks ill, a mere shell God's forsaken
Once quite vital, roles plumb,
Now he's sightless and dumb
Through the mill, and to hell he's been taken.

Béla Lugosi's Monster thaws out, then takes a backseat to Lon Chaney's Larry Talbot/Wolf Man: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Roy William Neill; 1943). After this humiliation, the Monster never recovered his gravitas at Universal.

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