Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a 1948 American horror comedy film directed by Charles Barton and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The picture is the first of several films in which the comedy duo meets classic characters from Universal’s horror film stable. In this film, they encounter Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Frankenstein’s monster (Glenn Strange), and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.). This film is considered the swan song for the “Big Three” Universal horror monsters, none of whom had appeared in a Universal film since House of Dracula (1945).

In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed this film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in September 2007, Reader’s Digest selected the movie as one of the top 100 funniest films of all time.

Ranking Superman Movies

I guess it’s fair to say that when the word “superhero” is said or thought of, the first name that comes to mind is Superman. I grew up reading first about Superman before any of the other comic book superhero. I watched him on cartoons. I watched the 4 Christopher Reeve’s movies before I turned 12. He is the main name that comes up when I discuss superheroes to people who aren’t into the comics or the movies. They know who he is, what he can do and what he looks like (well atleast the outfit).

Now for the movies, here is how I rate them in order:

  • SupermanĀ (1978)
  • SupermanĀ II (1980)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Justice League (2017) / Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • SupermanĀ III (1983)
  • SupermanĀ Returns (2006)
  • SupermanĀ IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)