Monday, May 4, 2009

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

3 / 5
Tagline: A Death Fight...Between Two Beasts!
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Written by: Curt Siodmak
Actors include: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill
Genre: Horror
Length: 74 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Yar this disappointed on many levels, in fact I think it's the worst classic Universal film I've seen yet. The first big problem is Bela Lugosi playing Frankenstein's Monster...he's simply too dainty and small and it looks absurd. It doesn't help that he is terrible at acting like the monster as well. I don't think anyone would feel threatened near that monster. The next big issue is gigantically stupid musical number in the middle...why? What were they thinking? Anyhow what happens is that the Wolfman is awakened by graverobbers and taken to a hospital. He continually states that he wants to die so he doesn't hurt anyone, but he goes to find the gypsy from the last Wolfman movie. She suggests finding Frankenstein and they go on a long and stupid hunt for him, in fact you'll barely see Frankenstein at all! Where the last Frankenstein movie left off the monster should have had Igor's brain, but they must have forgot that. I actually hoped this would be a really fun movie, but they only fight for a minute or so right at the end and it's hardly exciting and there are just too many things wrong with this for it to be very much fun at all sadly.

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