Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Poster


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Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
The Wolf Man (1941)

Followed by 

Remade as 

Have Mercy (1953)
Virtually a scene-by-scene remake.


Hold That Ghost (1941)
The moving candle routine previously used in Hold That Ghost was used again in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
House of Dracula (1945)
The concept of Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, and Wolfman all in the same castle is from this movie.

Referenced in 

Let's Go to the Movies (1949) (Short)
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Wax figures of the Frankenstein Monster and Count Dracula. Wolf-Man growls re-used for Mr. Hyde. Music cues featured.
Have Mercy (1953)
Virtually a scene-for-scene remake of the climax.
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)
This movie inspired the make of this one.
Mister Ed: Clint Eastwood Meets Mister Ed (1962) (TV Episode)
The title of the episode is a reference to this movie
The Monkees: Monstrous Monkee Mash (1968) (TV Episode)
Both the film and this episode end with an appearance by the Invicible Man
The Horror Hall of Fame (1974) (TV Movie)
John Astin and Vincent Price mention the film.
The Horror of It All (1983) (TV Movie)
Stills are shown.
Saturday Night Live: The Smothers Brothers/Big Country (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the cold opening
Friday the 13th: The Series: Scarlet Cinema (1989) (TV Episode)
There was Mr. McDougal character in this movie.
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990) (TV Movie)
Coppola jokes a sequel would be called "Abbott and Costello Meet The Godfather"
Eerie, Indiana: Mr. Chaney (1992) (TV Episode)
Mr. Chaney is named after Lon Chaney Jr., who played the werewolf Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Dash X also refers to "those old 'Wolf Man' flicks."
SeaQuest 2032: Daggers (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
El crimen del cine Oriente (1997)
Title visible on the theater marquee
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Fear Itself (1999) (TV Episode)
Upon seeing a fake monster, Buffy says, "If I were Abbott and Costello this would be fairly traumatic."
Star Trek: Enterprise: Horizon (2003) (TV Episode)
Trip says they might show it after the first three films in the original Frankenstein series at the crew's movie night.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) (TV Episode)
A person's Halloween credit is "Abott & Costello meet Mike Reiss" in reference to this film's name.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (Video Game)
Para-Medic mentions this film during a conversation with Snake after you save.
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
Title referenced.
Iconoclasts: Quentin Tarantino & Fiona Apple (2006) (TV Episode)
Quentin Tarentino cites the film as his childhood favourite movie because "when it was supposed to be funny, it was really funny, and when it was supposed to be scary, it was really scary."
The Lost Room (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
in the first episode, Anna's father suggests watching this movie
What Was I Thinking? The Making of The Angry Video Game Nerd (2006) (Video)
Poster of the movie was seen.
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) (TV Movie)
one-sheet poster
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVIII (2007) (TV Episode)
Closing credits: "Abbott and Costelloneta Meet Frankenstein"
Supernatural: Monster Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned towards the end of the episode
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Monsters (2008) (Video)
An homage to the original with a new twist
A Tribute to the Westmores (2010) (Video)
Discussed in the script
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dracula vs. Frankenstein (2010) (TV Episode)
Talks about the fight between the Wolfman and Dracula
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Landis (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Landis
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
discusses the Frankenstein series
One Hit Wonderland: Monster Mash (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
VHS shown
Why Horror? (2014)
A poster is shown.
The X-Files: Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
De-mente (2016) (Short)
Klaus: "I saw what I saw when I saw it!"
The Nice Guys (2016)
When Holland March sees the dead body, he tries to call Healy but loses the power of speech and makes the same wheezy sputtering noises that Lou Costello made in several movies.
Paterson (2016)
poster visible
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Golden Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
James mentions how the '40s tended to see the horror movies as comical
Universal Munsters: un studio monstre (2016) (Video)
The Cinema Snob: Zombies on Broadway (2017) (TV Episode)
mentions Lugosi reprising Dracula for this movie
Good Witch: Good Witch Spellbound (2017) (TV Episode)
This is screened at Middleton Theater. Sam goes to see it, as he's a big Abbott and Costello fan.
Nostalgia Critic: The Mummy (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
The poster of the film is shown when discussing how Universal Pictures first started the shared universe concept.
Titans: Doom Patrol (2018) (TV Episode)
movie poster shown


Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Shot of policeman / full moon
House of Frankenstein (1944)
Shot of full moon rising over hedge

Featured in 

Creature Features: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1970) (TV Episode)
This movie is featured in this episode.
La porta sul buio: Il vicino di casa (1973) (TV Episode)
The film is seen playing on a television
ADS-7 Good Friday Easter Appeal Marathon (1977) (TV Movie)
movie presented and screened.
Dr. Strange (1978) (TV Movie)
A scene from 'Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)' appears on a TV screen.
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
Lugosi: The Forgotten King (1985) (TV Movie)
Footage from this is shown.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Horrible Horror (1986) (Video)
A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
seen on TV in Patricia Farren's hotel room
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
shows footage from
Wolfman Chronicles (1991)
shows footage from
Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
shows footage from
Jack the Bear (1993)
on television
The Getaway (1994)
Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (1994) (TV Movie)
A clip from this movie is featured in this compilation special.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
Clip with Lugosi, Strange, and Costello
100 Years of Horror (1996) (TV Series)
Monsterama Sci-Fi Late Night Creature Feature Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
100 Years of Horror: Werewolves (1996) (TV Episode)
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
Monster Mania (1997) (TV Movie)
Film clips included
Universal Horror (1998) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is #56.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Monsters! (2000) (Video)
Scene from this film is shown here.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Wolf Man (2007) (TV Episode)
A brief clip from the movie is shown.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 29 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film were featured during the 'Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Return of the Vampire (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and discussed.
Vampira and Me (2012)
Clip from trailer.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Crossovers (2014) (TV Episode)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, a crossover between the Abbott & Costello and "Frankenstein" franchises, gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1940s (2014) (TV Episode)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is #3.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Invisible Man Series (2015) (TV Episode)
recalling Vincent Price's cameo as the Invisible Man
From Quatermass to Caltiki (2017) (Short)
The Trail of Dracula (2017)
Clips shown & discussed.


Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Vincent Price makes a cameo "appearance" as the Invisible Man.
The Wolf Man (1941)

Spoofed in 

The Best of Ernie and Bert (1988) (Video)
Ernie and Bert do a sketch where they are exploring an Egyptian pyramid and Ernie keeps seeing a statue move, which stops every time Bert returns. It is a direct parody of the scene of Wilbur seeing Dracula move and repeatedly calling Chick back.

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