Abbott and Costello

'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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