Tag Archive: Son of Frankenstein

Dec 03

Universal Horror in the 1940s

In my last post I referred to Son of Frankenstein (1939) as the “last great Universal Horror movie.” I wrote that assuming someone might say: “But what about The Wolfman?” (I didn’t assume anyone would retort: “But what about “The Son of Dracula?”) The Wolfman (1941) is a fine film, one that created an icon …

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Nov 28

The Art of Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Son of Frankenstein

The last of the great Universal monster films, Son of Frankenstein (1939) has a lot going for it. It features a great cast: Basil Rathbone in his prime as Dr. Frankenstein, Lionel Atwill memorable as the one-armed Inspector Krogh, Bela Lugosi as the crippled Igor, and of course, Karloff in his last performance as the …

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