Abbott and Costello in the Horror Universe: ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

24 Apr

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (FILM)

Release Date: June 15, 1948 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Abbott and Costello (Non-Horror); Frankenstein (Universal)

Horror Crosses: Dracula (Universal); Wolf Man (Universal); Invisible Man (Universal)

The Story: Bud and Lou are now working as shipping clerks in La Mirada, FL under the assumed names of Chick Young and Wilber Grey. Two crates arrive for a wax museum, containing Dracula (in coffin) and Frankenstein’s monster. But in reality, it is Armand Tesla and Henry Frankenstein’s monster. Tesla, using the alias Leighos, has come to seek the aid of Doctor Mornay, to get a docile brain put into the monster. She…

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