32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 7: The Black Sleep!

Black Sleep

Tonight it’s a smorgasbord of horror icons in The Black Sleep, but first let’s enjoy some outtakes from the absolutely mental set of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I highly recommend the audio commentary that comes on (at least this is where I found it) the Universal Legacy Collection Blu-Ray for The Wolfman. That’s where you can learn about how the film had a substantial pie budget, a “court jester” and so forth.

The Black Sleep is from 1956 and stars Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, John Carradine and Tor Johnson. What do you do when you’re a brilliant 19th century surgeon whose wife has an inoperable brain tumor and you want to figure out how to make it operable? Why, you take unwitting test subjects and do experimental surgery on them to practice for the “main event” of saving your wife, of course. Enjoy.

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