Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bat's Entertainment

As a bat, the count flaps 'cross the screen
Just like that, necks he taps for cuisine
He will chill to the soul,
Either kill or control,
Or fall flat in a slapstick routine.

Béla Lugosi returns to the role of Dracula, and Glenn Strange lumbers once more as the Monster in the horror comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles Barton; 1948). The truth is, the film is fun, and it doesn't mock the monsters. But just the same, the exposure to comedy signaled the end of the classic Universal monster films.

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