Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman [VHS] 
Sequel to both 'The Ghost of Frankenstein' (1942) and 'The Wolf Man' (1941). When grave robbers accidentally resurrect Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr) - better known as the Wolf Man - he decides to seek a cure for his lycanthropic malady. With Dr Frankenstein now dead, Talbot is forced to turn to scientist Dr Frank Mannering (Patric Knowles) for help. Mannering claims that not only can he banish the Wolf Man forever, he also intends to resurrect Frankenstein's dormant monster (Bela Lugosi)... Followed by 'House of Frankenstein' (1944).
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For me the sequals were what I remember fondly. And they were always the ones hard to get hold of.
Frankenstein meets the Wolfman is the usual Universal fare. Larry Talbot - AKA the wolfman - is awoken from his grave by graverobbers and after a killing spree finds himself in a hospital in Cardiff - yes Cardiff! I had to skip back to make sure I'd not misheard or drunk too much real ale myself - and trys to convince doctors that he is a murdering wolf by moonlight and is seeking a cure. Classic Lon Chaneys pleading cries of 'Can you help me? Oh please say you can.' just add to the dark gothic humour of the film.
He escapes the hospital and makes it across the water to eastern europe where he discovers the frozen Frankenstein monster, played by Bela Lugosi - and cast totally wrongly in the role, I'm afaid to say. Nonetheless, Talbot trys to get the monster to find the late doctors notes which may cure him without success, and it is only a meeting with Baroness Frankenstein which secures them.
After Talbots doctor at the hospital in Cardiff tracks him down and gets obsessed - what a surprise! - with doctor Frankensteins creation, his focus turns to the monster becoming stronger with no thought for poor Larry Talbots dilema at all.
It all turns nasty, the monsters apparently die and the villagers are happy that yet another mad doctor is no more.Read more ›
Back in the 1980s I replaced most of my collection of 8mm movies with VHS and now I am going through a same process of upgrading everything to DVD. This also gives me the excuse to revisit films which I have not seen for some time.
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN was sequel to `The Wolfman' and was the fifth in the Frankenstein follow on films picking up where `The Ghost of Frankenstein' left off. The role of Larry Talbot (The Wolf Man) is reprised by Lon Chaney Jr.; who is accidentally resurrected by grave robbers and goes in search of a cure for his lycanthropic infliction and seeks aid from Dr. Mannering, Patric Knowles, and together they go in search of the ruined castle of Dr Frankenstein where Knowles intends to bring Frankenstein's monster back to life. For this outing Universal Studios cast Bela Lugosi as the monster, the part that he had famously turned down in 1931. It had been intended that the monster was to have dialogue in the movie but after the first rushes Lugosi's voice was cut from the sound track as the actor's Hungarian accent did not fit the character of the monster already personified by Karloff's 1931 performance. Lon Chaney Jr. plays his part well, a tormented Talbot and an energetic and menacing werewolf, but Lugosi's almost brief appearance does not have the same appeal as Boris Karloff's performance. The supporting cast are all Universal contract players including Dwight Fry and Lionel Atwill, both veterans of earlier Frankenstein/Dracula/Wolf Man movies.Read more ›
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I got the film, basically, because I remembered the transition from man to Woolf-man. Otherwise, Bela Lugosi, is definitely not an adequate substitute for Boris Karloff There... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eternal Moments
Agree with all the reviews except no mention of the wonderful dennis hoey! Any shhhherlock fans will know who i mean. Read morePublished 5 months ago by 7gregalach
So, why only two stars?
Well, I bought a copy from Amazon Video. Says it is in HD. Find it strange for a movie to be remastered in HD without dust speckles and other artifacts... Read more
In an effort to revitalise their monster franchise at the box offices, Universal hit on the idea of of featuring more than one monster in a movie. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Spike Owen
Great Universal film as usual has all the twists and turns and a cliff hanger end.Published 13 months ago by Gary Knight