Bud Abbott and Lou Costello formed one of the most iconic teams in film history (not to mention, the stage, radio, and television). Everybody knows their classic “Who’s on First” routine, but perhaps they are best remembered for their unlikely meeting with Universal’s catalog of classic monsters. The series of films revitalized both Abbott and Costello and the Monsters. The films range in quality, but the laughs they brought are countless. These films are a benchmark for what a horror comedy should be. Let’s celebrate these films and test your knowledge of the meeting of these icons.
There are some movies that explode into pop culture. Everything about the movie seems to be everywhere; from merchandising to references ad nauseam. One true sign that a film has crossed from phenomena to iconic status ⤇
The need for laughter in a horror movie is critical. Laughter allows a release of tension. It lets the audience feel safe, even for only a split second. All the best horror movies have at least ⤇