In short, Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters Collection is a DVD collection of four of the Abbott and Costello Meet various Universal Studios monsters. They’re all enjoyable films (follow the links for individual reviews). If you don’t have any of them, this would be an inexpensive way to add them to your collection.
If you already have most or all of them, I wouldn’t bother. On the other hand, at the time of this writing, the price comes out to roughly $3.50/film — a definite bargain.
The four films are:
- Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
- Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
For the record, this does not include Abbott and Costello Meet the Creature from the Black Lagoon. That was a television production, not a movie, and isn’t included. Which, for what it’s worth, is a pity.
Editorial review of Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters Collection, courtesy of Amazon.com
Comedy meets horror when the screen’s funniest duo, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, encounter Universal’s classic monsters in the Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters Collection. In 1948, Universal Pictures paired its most popular comedy team with its hugely successful monsters launching an entirely new genre. These four outrageously funny films find Bud and Lou meeting Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Mummy. Co-starring horror legends Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr., this timeless collection continues to scare up laughs for audiences of all ages!