Wednesday, March 27, 2013
FRANKENSTEIN MET THE WOLF MAN THIS MONTH
On March 5 of this month 70 years ago, UNIVERSAL PICTURES released FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. Lon Chaney Jr. continued his role as the tormented son of Talbot Hall and Bela Lugosi played the lumbering, dimple-chined patchwork man.
Widely panned by critics as a weak link in the Universal monster oeuvre, it still has a number of remarkable scenes in it. The Wolf Man chase scene, for instance, when he falls through the ice into the chamber where, after he turns human, discovers the Frankenstein monster embedded in a giant ice cube, is quite memorable.
Below are the first two pages from the March, 1943 issue of MOVIE STORY magazine. Serving as a promotion for the newly-released film, it includes what appears to be a filmbook-like text story that predates a similar form used in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND.
[Photo source: MUSEUM OF MODERN MYTHOLOGY AND POP CULTURE.]