February 21, 2012

The Posters of Frankenstein :
Spanish Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein



Abbott and Costello Meet the Ghosts was the Spanish title — as it was in the UK. In some countries, it was Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters. In France, it was called Two Nitwits vs Frankenstein and in Germany, it was Mein Gott, Frankenstein.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) was the most influencial horror-comedy ever made, revolutionizing a genre occupied by haunted house spoofs and escaped gorilla farces, spawning an industry of local-comics-meet-classic-monsters copycat versions worldwide. The originals, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, went on to Meet Universal’s Invisible Man and the Mummy, plus Boris Karloff playing Jekyll — Hyde was a stuntman — in one film, and a murderous fake swami in another.

The Spanish poster by Fernando Albericio shows the cartooned-up comedy duo pursued by a flying Dracula, the Wolf Man and a Frankenstein’s Monster with Karloff’s face instead of Glenn Strange’s. Albericio was prolific through the Fifties and Sixties, and comfortable in all genres.


A gallery of posters by Fernando Albericio.

Image source: Dr. Macro


Related:
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Knock Offs
The Legacy of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, by Frank Dietz
The Making of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein


1 comment:

Justin S. Davis said...

What a great poster.

A&C Meet Frankenstein is in my Top 3 favorite films.