1950s, 2.5/4, Horror, Jack Arnold, Review, Universal Monsters

Creature from the Black Lagoon

#14 in my ranking of the Classic Universal Monster movies. Finally, a new monster. The Universal Monster franchise had gotten to the point where the serious thrills of the early films had been replaced by outright and intentional comedy. There was room in the market for more straight horror, but the Frankenstein monster just wasn't… Continue reading Creature from the Black Lagoon

1950s, 2/4, Charles Lamont, Comedy, Horror, Review, Universal Monsters

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

#18 in my ranking of the Classic Universal Monster movies. Building off of the surprise financial success of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein as well as the comedic stinger at the end of it, Universal took a script for a straight sequel in the Invisible Man series and inserted the Abbott and Costello personalities into… Continue reading Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

1950s, 3/4, Charles Barton, Comedy, Review, Universal Monsters

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

#8 in my ranking of the Classic Universal Monster movies. The Universal Monster franchise was dead. Long live the Universal Monster franchise! After having worn the core three creatures as thin as possible through a series of decreasingly interesting matchup movies that seemed to try to take the monsters seriously while just covering the same… Continue reading Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein