'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein' (1948) Chaney was so successful as the Wolf Man that the studio put him in several pictures, including "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man," " House of Frankenstein" and "House of Dracula." This culminated in a monster mash-up with Bela Lugosi reprising his Dracula role, Chaney reprising his Wolf Man role and sometime Frankenstein's monster Glenn Strange in the role he inherited from Boris Karloff. The film was a comedy hit, but it was the so-called nail in the coffin for the Universal monsters, who weren't taken as seriously by a public still shaken from the horrors of World War II.
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