July 4, 2011

The Posters of Frankenstein : El Fantasma de Frankenstein

An Argentinean poster for The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) trades stylish art for the American original’s photo cutouts.

The layout is improved, with The Monster’s red head — gaining a neck electrode that looks like a radio knob — fully dominating. Ygor is made bigger, and the crowded cast of supporting characters is simply done away with.

Ghost was Universal’s fourth Frankenstein film and the first without Boris Karloff in his signature role.

Lon Chaney Jr. stepped in as The Monster, with Bela Lugosi’s Ygor held over from the previous Son of Frankenstein (1939) providing series continuity.

The Monster: Lon Chaney, Jr.
When Frankenstein Met The Wolf Man
Frankenstein’s Notorious TV Adventure

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