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.
Not long after the 1931 test screenings of Universal’s massively successful Frankenstein, there was talk of a sequel. While director James Whale initially wanted nothing to do with a followup, his success with The Invisible Man in 1933 made him the studio’s only ⤇
When you think back on “Classic Horror”, there’s no doubt that images of Universal’s iconic monsters flood your thoughts. Even after countless remakes and reimaginings over the last several decades, these portrayals remain a high-water mark. Whether ⤇