My luck in finding favorite old films in 8mm format has been surprisingly high lately, (see my "Spooky Hooky!" post HERE!) And as the antique malls begin slowly filling up with spooktacular Halloween related items for this time of the season, it was time time time for me to make the local rounds yet again yesterday, and stepping into a vendor booth I've been to a hundred times, this visit again proved quite fruitful-- that is, by finding a Castle Films 8mm reel featuring the fruitcake antics of my favorite classic comedy duo, Abbott and Costello, starring in their best film, "Meet Frankenstein!" See this surprisingly well condensed 8mm version by clicking HERE!
Not only is this my favorite A&C film, it's one of my all time favorite films period. It might even be my favorite Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man (and yes, even Invisible Man) film, though I'm sure saying that out loud will likely annoy a few of you diehard monster kids out there! Anyway, the box has clearly seen better days, and the reeled film itself is unfortunately melted, warped, very brittle, and completely unplayable (hey, you can't win 'em all!), --but good lord, I'm such a diehard freak for this monster mash-o-rama, that it will still make a great display piece in my office anyway, so no worries. I love all of the slightly off model cartoon art on the back of the box too! You go, Creech!