Thinking it will lead him to "The secret of life and death" by Dr. Frankenstein, Talbot frees the monster from his Ice Casket and awakens the beast.

With the help of the good doctors daughter, Elsa, Talbot finally locates the coveted manuscript and solicits the help of Mannering, who had hunted him down by following a trail of dead people killed by the Wolfman.  However, instead of turning Larry in, Mannering agrees to try and help him end his life....and curse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As with any self respectiving Classic Universal Horror movie scientitst, Dr. Mannering turns mad and feels compelled to completely  revive the monster so as to see it in its full luster.

Not suprisingly, this occurs during the cycle of the full moon and, you guessed it, the fight is on.

 
 

Cast
Larry Talbot.............Lon Chaney jr.
The Monster...........Bela Lugosi
Dr. Mannering........Patrick Knowles
Elsa Frankenstein....Ilona Massey
The Mayor.............Lionel Atwill
Inspector Owen......Dennis Hoey
and of course....
Maleva, the gypsy woman....Maria Ouspenskaya
Screenplay.............Curtis Siodmak
Directed by............Roy william Neill
Produced by..........George Waggner


 

In what I consider one of the greatest horror movie beginnings in the history of film, let alone Universal horror, we start out with two graverobbers intent on stealing whatever possessions Larry Talbot was buried with after his 'death' in "The Wolfman". Doing their bidding at night, they accommodate the cemetary and find the Talbot Tomb.
Larry has his wolf feast and is discovered on the streets after turning back to his human side by the police and taken to a hospital. Put under the care of Dr.Mannering, a rather cranky Talbot comes to understand that he can't be killed, and begins his search  for a cure to his lycanthropy. His quest takes him to the castle of Frankenstein, where he discovers the monster incased in ice. 

 

 



 

  

 
 
"> Once the success of  "Ghost of Frankenstein" convinced  Universal that they could, indeed, go on without Karloff, another sequal was pretty much on! Now the problem.....what can improve upon the impact of "Frankenstein"?.....but of course, bring in another monster.

  And "Frankenstein meets the Wolfman" was born.
One of the greats, and the first of the pairing films, this would be the last true 'classic monster' movie for Lugosi, though he would reprise Dracula for one last hurrah in the now legendary comedy "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein".


 

 Pretty simple in its concept, but a stroke of "horror" genius on the screen, it too was quickly embraced by the movie going public. This would again pair Lon Chaney jr. and Bela Lugosi, but they would have drastically different parts.

 Chaney, naturally, had to be the Wolf Man, so that left Lugosi to don the flat top, which in a way was a coming home of sorts. For Bela had been originally tabbed to be the monster in the '31 classic 'Frankenstein', but was replaced by Karloff before shooting ensued. One of the more fun endeavors of being a fan of these Universal classics is comparing the different Frankenstein's, and in this installment, we are treated to our third.


 

In what I consider one of the greatest horror movie beginnings in the history of film, let alone Universal horror, we start out with two graverobbers intent on stealing whatever possessions Larry Talbot was buried with after his 'death' in "The Wolfman". Doing their bidding at night, they accommodate the cemetary and find the Talbot Tomb.
Larry has his wolf feast and is discovered on the streets after turning back to his human side by the police and taken to a hospital. Put under the care of Dr.Mannering, a rather cranky Talbot comes to understand that he can't be killed, and begins his search  for a cure to his lycanthropy. His quest takes him to the castle of Frankenstein, where he discovers the monster incased in ice.