Vampires and man-made monsters are usually the subject of horror movies, but what happens when they’re used for comedic purposes? Are the characters and situations sturdy enough to support humor?
In episode 78 of the Classic Horrors Club Podcast, Jeff and I discuss Uncle Was a Vampire (1959) and Young Frankenstein (1974). As Jeff says, one is a true classic and one… is a movie. I don’t think it will take too much effort to figure out which is which but that doesn’t mean the other film should be dismissed. There’s definitely something in each film to entertain you and bring a smile to your face. And there’s a good song and dance routine too!
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Coming up next month, we’re celebrating the films of William Castle! We’re going to take a look at his great career, take about his films and focus in on two fun flicks, Macabre (1958) and The Night Walker (1964)!