1948 / 83 min. /
Director: Charles Barton
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr.

Baby Friendly!: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

Because tots need movies too, we’re introducing a brand new once-monthly kids program! Join us at The Royal Cinema for baby friendly screenings of some of your favourite children’s flicks – house lights on, and volume not-too-loud.

This month: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

“The poster for ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN says it all. And what an idea! 1948’s opening entry in the horror-comedy genre sees the boys playing baggage clerks handling a couple of crates headed to a “House of Horrors” wax museum. Of course — OF COURSE — these crates contain the totally-alive bodies of Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi’s only other time playing Dracula!) and Frankenstein’s Monster (Glenn Strange). Tortured antihero Larry “Wolfman” Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) tries to warn Chick (Bud Abbott) and Wilbur (Lou Costello), but the wackiness must ensue! There’s a femme fatale, an island castle, and a ludicrous Dracula scheme to implant Wilbur’s brain into Frankenstein’s Monster.

We owe a collective debt of gratitude to whoever came up with the idea of marrying the brilliant gags and goofball jokes of A&C with the spooky villainy and misty visuals of the Universal monsters. The ‘funny guys have a run-in with the supernatural’ genre went on to produce GHOSTBUSTERS, SHAUN OF THE DEAD and most recently THIS IS THE END. However, this is the original and one of the funniest, spookiest and weirdest pairings ever (as well as a perfect entree for your kiddos into the world of monsters).”
-Alamo Drafthouse

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