Essentially this is a remake (or rip-off, perhaps) of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello meet Frankenstein. Of course, it is not the only one. We previously looked at Frankenstein el Vampiro y Compania, the Mexican rip-off of the Bud and Lou classic. We have also looked at the loose adaptation the Bowery Boys meet the Monsters and the wonderful Monkees episode that owed a huge debt to Bud and Lou, Monstrous Monkee Mash.
Now, there is a very simple reason why this is an honourable mention and not a review – it doesn’t have a vampire in it! So, what is it doing here?
|she looks shifty|
|ropey telephone call|
|extreme epilepsy |
Actually, in a coffin is Assam, but to me he was no vampire, he was just hiding there. The crate contains the Son of Bakhtour, a mummy that was embalmed by the master embalmer Bakhtour and was so well preserved that he can still walk. To us he is Frankenstein’s monster. He is what Assam is after.
|the monster setions I didn't get...|
|a classic scene revisited|
The big problem was that this wasn’t funny – whereas the original was. I suppose, however, that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and the Bud and Lou vehicle is certainly oft imitated. The fact that Assam is given, albeit a miss-credited, a backstory that sounds vampiric and acts just like Lugosi makes this pretty much of genre interest. The imdb page is here.