Monday, March 2, 2015

THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN / Universal Pictures - 1942

It's Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots another horror story where Ygor resurrects the Frankenstein monster and takes him to the original doctor's son for help, who becomes obsessed with the idea of restoring the monster to full power. Lon Chaney plays the monster this time.

Here's a fun little sound clip from this classic Universal flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our stinky old sulfur pit, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN!

It starts with Ygor playing his horn at the old Frankenstein castle, a mob arrives to the location and blows the place up. Ygor makes his way to the lower part of the building as it crumbles.

There, he discovers the monster packed in a giant glob of sulfur, you can hear Ygor help his best friend escape from his tomb in the sound clip.

Frankie's battery is low but gets a boost when he's hit by a lightning bolt!

Love these shots when Ygor takes the big guy into town. There, he helps this unafraid little girl get her ball back after some boys kick it onto a roof. Wow, Frankie's duds cleaned up real nice!

Ygor calls Frankie with his horn, it's time to hit the old dusty trail...

Ygor then takes Frankie to the home of Ludwig Frankenstein, son of Victor. Ludwig has to gas Ygor and the monster in order to control them.

Later, it's decided that Frankie needs a brain transplant and Ygor convinces the doctors to use his. He can't wait to lose his twisted body and replace it with a giant hulk.

Great shot as Frankie chases an unwelcomed guest out of the lab!

Lionel Atwill plays the evil Doctor Bohmer. Now that Ygor is in command of the monster's body, he has a few choice words for the doc before pushing him into one of the electrical panels!

A mob of angry villagers shows up to torch the place and the big guy is burned to death!.. But, does he really die?!

The guy and girl escape the burning building and leave the scene to pursue a normal life. We're back on Wednesday with who the Hell knows what, so, be there for the surprise!


Anonymous said...

When I was ten, I got the creeps near the end when the Monster sat up after the operation and said, "I am Ygor."

Grant said...

That's exactly what I was going to say!
This is one of the first Universal ones I ever saw, or at least the ENDING of it, and I always remember being spooked by that voice. (I'm sure I didn't even know who Bela Lugosi was at the time, but it didn't matter.)

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