Thursday, October 22, 2009

Abbott & Costello Meet Lots Of Monsters

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello did a series of movies in the late 40's into the 50's where they encountered classic monsters from the Universal horror movies. The first movie was Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein. They not only run into Frankenstein's Monster in this movie, but also Dracula and The Wolf Man. Future films include Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) & Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955). I loved watching these movies when I was a kid. Here are some of the movie posters as well as the trailer for Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein. Anybody ever seen any of these movies?

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67 comments:

JamiSings said...

I've seen the Frankenstein one and part of the Invisible Man - I flipped to after it started which I hate to do. But I loved the special effects of the Invisible Man vanishing a piece at a time until only his teeth were left and then not even that. Very impressive seeing how it was done without computers.

Keith said...

Hey Jami. Thanks for commenting. That's cool that you've seen some of these. I really enjoyed them. It's been awhile since I've seen them though. I do think there were some great special effects from the time these were done.

wiec? said...

I've seen all the Abbott & Costello movies and the monster ones are the best!!

i like at the end of the one where they meet Frankenstein you can hear Vincent Price's voice and he's the Invisible Man. It's a cool little cameo.

Protege said...

I have never seen any of those, although I used to try to stay up all night watching the Halloween scary movies marathon, when living in NC.;) I so enjoy your Halloween theme.;)

Mondo said...

Love these Keith - great movies, the one in a haunted house, with a frog in the soup, and a moving candle is classic - and a must see scene is Abbott and Costello moving the (just fainted) invisible man through a revolving door..

insideratbjornborg said...

i haven't seen these, but i think i will have to now. great post!

Marian said...

hiya, ive never seen these movie versions before but do like the posters!
have a good day
xx
marian

Keith said...

Hey Wiec. Thanks for commenting. That's so cool that you've seen all their movies. I watched all of their movies back when I was growing up. I'd love to see some of them again now.

Keith said...

Hey Protege. Sorry you've never seen any of these. They are really cool. A&C were funny in all their movies, but these were the best.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks for commenting. Glad to see you're a fan of these. There are so many awesome moments in their movies.

Keith said...

Hey Insider. Thanks. Hope you get a chance to see these.

Hey Marian. Thanks. Maybe you'll get a chance to see them someday. I'm glad you like the posters.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I remember that I saw some of them when I was a kid too. I loved these. I need to also see if I can see these again.

Wolf Boy said...

I've never seen any of their movies at all. I'll have to see if I can see any of these.

mom & son said...

i haven't seen any of these movies
but i'm sure it's fun and a good movie.
thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Cocktails said...

I've never seen any of them, but I LOVE the posters. Somehow I suspect that they might be even better than the films - they kind of say all there is to say about a fun monster movie!

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. Thanks. Hope you get a chance to see these.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed these. I wanna see them again myself.

Keith said...

Hey Mom. Thanks. I'm sure you would enjoy these. They were lots of fun. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Cocktails. Thanks. These are cool posters. The movies are a lot of fun. They definitely aren't serious movies at all.

Robert M. Lindsey said...

We're going to see A&C meet Frankenstien at a revival-type theater downtown here tomorrow night.

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Keith said...

Hey Robert. Wow. That's really cool. I hope you have a great time.

Dana Andrews said...

Abbott & Costello were unforgettable. They were the best!.

Anika said...

Hmm, obviously need to work on expanding my knowledge in this genre.
I'm very keen to watch these.

So thanks for the tip :)

Erika said...

These sound great. I've never seen anything starring Abbott and Costello before, but my mom adores them. Perhaps I'll have to check these out for Halloween! :)

Anil P said...

Years ago some of these films used to hold me in thrall. It was difficult to get hold of them but once we did manage to we sat down with fair anticipation as it begun.

Keith said...

Thanks Dana. Glad to see you're a fan of theirs.

Keith said...

Hey Anika. Thanks for commenting. You are very welcome. Happy I could introduce you to these movies.

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Thanks for commenting. Glad I could maybe entice you to see some of their movies. I think you'll enjoy them.

Keith said...

Hey Anil. Thanks for commenting. Great hearing from you. I'm glad you enjoyed these movies.

Maria Confer said...

Oh, these look wonderful! I don't think I've ever seen any of these films. I'll have to check netflixs.

Adore the old movie posters.

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Keith said...

Hey Maria. Glad you liked the posters. I do hope you get a chance to see some of these movies.

lorenabr said...

Don't you just love the old way? Nice to see a movie without computer special effects. ;) Have a nice day.

Keith said...

Hey Lore. Thanks for commenting. I know what you mean. I love the way the old movies did their effects.

Mrs. M. said...

ive never seen any of the movies, but i love the posters!

Tights Lover said...

Wow, I had no idea. These look hillarious! They're actually available on Netflix. I'm going to have to check them out. They look so funny!

Keith said...

Hey Tights. I'm glad I could let you in on these. I do hope you'll enjoy them. It's been awhile since I've seen any of them, but I enjoyed it. Have fun.

Couture Carrie said...

So fun!
I had never heard of these before ~ the posters are fab!

xoxox,
CC

Jessica Cangiano said...

These movies are such darling classics! I remember being allowed to watch them at Halloween when I was quite young because they weren't (too) frightening :)


Hope you're having a fantastic week, Keith!
♥ Jessica

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Thanks. Glad you liked the posters. That's cool that I was the first to let you know about these.

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thanks. That's cool that you've seen these. I got to watch them when I was a kid because they were considered more funny than spooky. I enjoyed them a lot.

lorenabr said...

Hi Keith,

Thanks well I hope it will be for good in a few years! I just watch Ocean's Eleven 1960. Now that was cool I says! I just hate when they copy. The remake was ok, but original is original. Don't you think?
By the way thanks, sure not on you ;)!

KIRAFASHION said...

Those movies must be so fun!!

Many kisses my friend Keith!
You have the best eye!

Stephanie said...

I am so going to have to see these. I always heard about them, but never saw any of these films. OK bud we are so netflixing these. :)

Dad.. said...

I LOVE those movies! My 8 year old is constantly begging me to watch them. Guess I should dust the DVD's off and have a mini marathon!

Sebina C. said...

I love The Abbott & Costello movies and especially the comedy/monster ones...

Ya know, I really miss seeing them...

lancelonie said...

I'm not sure I've seen any of those movies. Maybe, Frankenstein. :)
I used to sit down with dad when he watched his movies. :)

Gabbi said...

I was so obsessed with their films when I was a little girl and had forgotten about them Keith!!♥ Wonderful post... thank you for sharing!

Diana said...

nice posters!!

clarewbrown said...

I love when you post these awesome movie posters. Can you believe most of them were hand drawn??? Incredible.

Oh and Keith do you watch Mad Men?? I have a feeling that would be like your favorite show ever. I watch it every week and I always think of your blog

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is amazing. I watched all of these movies growing up as a child. I remember laughing with my mother, who loved Abbott and Costello, Jerry Lewis, The Three Stooges, and the like.

Your blog is great. It brings back many a happy memory of years gone by.

Thanks for the nostalgia.

Have a great evening.

Keith said...

Hey Lore. Thanks for commenting. Oh yeah. I much prefer the original Ocean's Eleven over the remake. There's nobody out there quite like the Rat Pack.

Hey Kira. Thanks so much. I'm thrilled that you enjoy the posts I do here. Cheers!

Hey Steph. Thanks for commenting. That's cool that you wanna see these. They are awesome. I'd love to see them again since it's been so long.

Keith said...

Hey Dad. Thanks for commenting. Yeah, a movie marathon with your kid would be very cool. These movies are great.

Hey Sebina. Thanks. Cool that you enjoyed these movies too. These are my favorite movies of theirs.

Hey Lance. Thanks. I can't always remember all the things I saw as a kid. Maybe you did see at least one of these.

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. I'm glad to see that you're a fan of A&C. Those guys are comedy legends and icons. They were always so funny together.

Thanks Diana. Cheers!

Hey Clare. Thanks. I'm glad you love these posters. These are amazing. They just don't make posters like this anymore. I do love Mad Men. What a cool show. I plan to post about it up here.

Keith said...

Hey Cheryl Lynn. Thanks for commenting. I'm so happy I could bring back good memories. That's one thing I love about this blog. It helps me remember things from my childhood, plus it helps others do the same. I love all of those comedians you named.

Amy said...

love those vintage movie posters!

Sam said...

These are wonderful posters Keith - I love bud and Lou - seriously funny chaps...I remember watching them a lot on Saturdays and Sundays when I was little. I think my fave was when they met the Mummy - I'll have to check out your clip here - thank you!

Keith said...

Thanks Amy. Cheers!

Hey Sam. Thanks. Cool that you're a fan of their work too. These guys were so hilarious. I loved their monster movies.

Kat said...

the posters are hilarious :)
a nice weekend to you!

Keith said...

Hey Kat. Thanks. Enjoy your weekend.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ah I love the old movie posters, so cool.
xx

Keith said...

Thanks Dustjacket. Cheers!

Maria Jensen said...

What's better that Abbot and Costello? Keith u just bring out some good memories of what real tv and films where and shod be!

Keith said...

Hey Maria. Thanks so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed this post. I appreciate that. Cheers!

Jay Amabile said...

awesome, I love the Abbott & Costello monster films. Lou Costello is a Jersey boy!

Keith said...

Hey Jay. Thanks for commenting. Glad to see you're a fan of them. That's cool that Lou is from Jersey.

AutumnJones said...

I've seen the so many Frankenstein movies. But i must admit this has to be one of my favs. All the Abbott & Costello movies and the monster ones have always been the best

Keith said...

Hey Autumn. Thanks for commenting. So cool that you're a fan of this. I love their Frankestein movie. It is so funny. It was great to see all those monsters in one flick.