Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is an American film in which the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello contend with Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein. Bela Lugosi stars as Dracula, and Lon Chaney JR. plays his tortured werewolf role originated in The Wolf Man (1941). Glenn Strange plays Frankenstein. The comedy plot concerns who will provide the brain for Frankenstein. Dracula tries to get Costello’s brain because he is a simpleton.

Dracula reasons that thus he will be able to control Frankenstein. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was a hit and shored up the flagging careers of the comedy duo. But sequels, in which Abbott and Costello meet other monsters and villains — the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man, and Captain Kidd—did not achieve the same success.


Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters – Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2005 by Visionary Living, Inc.