Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

It seems that Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), in league with a beautiful but diabolical lady scientist (Lenore Aubert), needs a "simple, pliable" brain with which to reactivate Frankenstein's creature (Glenn Strange). The… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 15, 1948
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2006
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A zany horror spoof that plays up and then plays into the best of Universal horror cliches.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This 1948 effort is probably the last of their watchable films, though it's a long way from their best.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A masterpiece filled with raucous laughs, great spooks, and a wicked final scene.

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Fernando F. Croce

Well-constructed and satisfyingly low

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The notion of having these two clowns run afoul of the famous screen monster is a good laugh in itself. But take this gentle warning: get the most out of that one laugh while you can, because the picture, at Loew's Criterion, does not contain many more.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This is the best of the boys' efforts, allowing them to go for the nyuks yet never diminishing the standing of the classic Universal Studios monsters that figure in its plot.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's ridiculous, of course, but the combination of classic monsters, dizzy sets and some of Bud and Lou's funniest bits make it a keeper.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The first of three films to pair the comedy team with Universal's monsters. Moderately amusing.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

While the the film is representative of the absolute worst of Universal horror... it is one of the very best Abbott and Costello vehicles.

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The comedy duo's finest onscreen hour comes in the shape of this wonderful horror spoof which also unites all of Universal's scariest horror heroes under the same cinematic roof.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
By 1948, the Universal monsters were on their way out of fashion. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, all had been popular for many years, but other trends… More
Aj V
I liked this movie it's fun and has both comedy and horror movie stars. And of course, it's very funny.
Melvin White
Dracula: What we need is young blood... and brains...  "Jeepers. The creepers are after Bud and Lou." Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a… More
David Ladd
Baggage men Chick, (Bud Abbott) and Wilbur, (Lou Costello) are ordered to keep a series of crates from delivery to a House of Horrors, but they take them there… More
Ken Stachnik
Very very silly
Dean King
The best of their films!