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.
From the 1920s through the ’50s some of the greatest monsters reigned over the realm of terror. It wouldn’t be until the late ’70s and ’80s that their throne would be challenged. Since then, there ⤇
75 years ago on December 12, 1941, Universal’s The Wolf Man was released in theaters, turning Lon Chaney, Jr into an icon and creating a lasting legacy felt throughout the countless werewolf films of the last several decades. ⤇