Fellow fans of “Svengoolie” on Me-TV will be excited this Sat. when he will showcase a spooky farce from 1949 with three silver screen legends.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff” (1949)
Mid-1950s re-release trailer of “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.”
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will be showing the 1949 Universal mystery/horror comedic feature, “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff” this Sat., May 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
According to his official website, Sven had previously shown Abbott & Costello’s first encounter with Boris Karloff back in March 2012 on Me-TV (Me-TV came into the Frederick/Washington, D.C. viewing area in early 2013).
The film was directed by Charles T. Barton. and was released after the duo’s smash Universal monster farce, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948 which featured Glenn Strange as Frankenstein’s monster, Bela Lugosi in his second and final appearance as Count Dracula and Lon Chaney, Jr. as Lawrence Talbot/The “Wolf Man,” opposite the comedic team). Sven had previously shown “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” back in Oct. 2014, April 2015 and Oct. 2016 on Me-TV.
Fellow fans of Universal horror films and Me-TV’s “Svengoolie” will be in for a treat this Sat. for another dose of spooks and hilarity!
“Svengoolie” presents: “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man” (1951)
Sven will be presenting the 1951 Universal horror farce, “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man” this Sat., April 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern/10 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
Directed by Charles Lamont, he also directed numerous films for the legendary comedic duo in addition to Abbott & Costello’s 1951 feature, including “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1953) and “Abbott and Costello Go to Mars” (1955). Lamont also directed several films in Universal’s “Ma and Pa Kettle” comedy film series.
Who is in “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man” (besides Bud Abbott and Lou Costello)?
In addition to Bud Abbott (as Bud Alexander) and Lou Costello (as Lou Francis), the actors who appeared in “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man” were Arthur Franz (as Tommy Nelson/The Invisible Man), Nancy Guild (as Helen Gray), Adele Jergens (as Boots Marsden), Sheldon Leonard (as Morgan), William Frawley (as Detective Roberts) and Gavin Muir (as Dr. Philip Gray).
Fellow fans of “Svengoolie” and vintage Universal thriller films will be thrilled this Sat. when he will showcase a landmark 1931 feature on Me-TV.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Dracula” (1931)
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will showcase the 1931 version of “Dracula” (featuring Bela Lugosi in the title role) this Sat., March 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV Network.
In addition to Lugosi, the actors who appeared in “Dracula” were Helen Chandler (as Mina), David Manners (as John Harker), Dwight Frye (as Renfield), Edward Van Sloan (as Van Helsing) and an uncredited cameo by Carla Laemmle (as a stagecoach passenger, who said the first lines of dialogue in the film). She was the niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.
The landmark 1931 film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel was directed by Tod Browning. Karl Freund was the cinematographer for Browning’s film. After his work in cinema, Freund would help design the pioneering 35mm three-camera setup for television (with three simultaneous 35mm cameras) in the early 1950s, working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball’s production company, Desilu (for the couple’s 1951-57 groundbreaking sitcom, “I Love Lucy”).
This upcoming weekend, fellow fans of vintage Universal Studios monster films and classic comedy will be in for a real treat (of horror and hilarity)!
Svengoolie Presents: “Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948)
“Svengoolie” (Rich Koz) will be presenting “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” this Sat. night at 10/9 Central on Me-TV.
Iconic Chicago/Berwyn-based horror film host Svengoolie will showcase the comedic duo’s 1948 horror farce this Sat., Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV Network.
Featuring the legendary comedic team of Bud Abbott (as Chick Young) and Lou Costello (as Wilbur Grey), the duo’s encounter with the Universal monsters include Glenn Strange as Frankenstein’s monster, Bela Lugosi (in his second and last portrayal) as Count Dracula and Lon Chaney Jr. as Lawrence Talbot/The “Wolf Man.”
Lenore Aubert played mad scientist Dr. Sandra Moray, Jane Randolph played Joan Raymond, Frank Ferguson played Mr. McDougal and Charles Bradstreet portrayed Dr. Stevens.
This was the first of several features that Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made as a cross-over with the iconic Universal monsters. Other tie-in films included “Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man” in 1951 and “Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy” in 1955, which was the duo’s final feature film for Universal.