"Frankenstein" Headlines "FrankenFest" Tonight on METV!

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Tonight on MeTV- as our month long “FrankenFest” continues, we take you back to where it all began- with the film in which the greatest monster in horror history is brought to life- with the initial performance of the great Boris Karloff in his masterful portrayal of Mary Shelley's famed literary creation. The movie legend begins in the original 1931 classic- “Frankenstein”!

We begin by witnessing a somber funeral ceremony- the sanctity of which young Dr. Henry Frankenstein and his hunchbacked assistant Fritz despoil afterwards by sneaking to the grave to retrieve the newly buried body! The plan- collecting body parts to combine into a being that Henry theorizes he can return life with a theoretical technique! He collects more body parts and trusts Fritz to collect a brain from the university- only to have the bumbling assistant accidentally steal one that previously occupied the skull of a criminal !

Meanwhile, Henry's soon-to-be bride Elizabeth, who has no idea what her fiancé is up to, worries that his work is driving him to a mental and physical breakdown. Despite his refusal to see anyone while immersed in his work at the laboratory, she recruits one of Henry’s friends- along with a former teacher he respects- to try to intervene, provide some calming influence on him, and persuade him to take a break. Sadly, it is too late to do so, as they witness Henry's completion of his quest- to bring life to dead tissue, using his fabulous laboratory equipment, along with the awesome power of lightning, to make his creation live!

At first, it seems that Henry has achieved his goal, and has relaxed, and is on the road to recovery and his wedding to Elizabeth- but the lure of further experimentation with his "new man" is something he can't ignore. He returns to the lab, aided by his teacher Dr. Waldman - and Fritz, who seems to be doing more harm than good. It becomes more and more evident that the Monster is becoming a danger to them - and its lack of understanding, combined with its fearsome strength, convinces Henry that his creation must indeed be destroyed! However- with Henry preoccupied with his wedding day- the Monster makes his escape- and soon grips the community in deadly fear!

We love presenting this cornerstone of horror films to our viewers once again. Boris Karloff is, to many, the definitive portrayer of the Monster- with nuances and shadings of emotion that few other actors who played the creature ever equaled, and which grew as he played him again in the series. Colin Clive is the obsessed and often frantic Henry- with Mae Clarke as his devoted fiancée. We get the actor who was Bela Lugosi’s Dracula nemesis Dr. Van Helsing- Edward Van Sloan- as Dr. Waldman- and former "Dracula" henchman Renfield- Dwight Frye- in the role of yet another sinister helper- Fritz! We’ll discuss these cast members, give you some background on the production, and provide all the usual Sven fun. Plus- we bring back some interviews sure to interest old-school pro wrestling fans- with Tommy Dreamer, Raven, and the late WWE Hall of Famer and member of the legendary “Road Warriors/Legion of Doom” tag team- Joe “Animal “ Laurinaitis! And , since many people enjoyed it in an earlier showing, we again present our  meeting with a man who portrays another famous monster- one who hangs with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers-the fine actor who portrays the dual personalities of Dr. Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk on the big screen- Mark Ruffalo!

"Frankenstein" keeps “FrankenFest” rolling tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- and you can check for time and channel in your area at or in your local TV listings. Many Twitter fans live-Tweet during our show, often making us trend nationally- so feel free to join in- using the hashtag #svengoolie. In the Chicago viewing area, we give you an encore of last week’s “FrankenFest” feature- the beloved “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” –at 11 am on our main local channel, CW26.

Have you checked out the Sven holiday sweater? Yes, it is an actual sweater this year- you’ll find it in our store! ( Yes, Virginia, there IS a store!)

Tonight- it’s alive! Not just “FrankenFest”- but the origin story that made film- and monster- history!

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MADave 3 days ago
15 minutes until 1st blogger get that lever ready!
MADave MADave 3 days ago
Oops better make that 12 minutes
abc123 3 days ago
20 minutes my First Post Chasing Friends. Ready those fingers!
Catbat 3 days ago
Look up The Coffin Dance! It's Amazing! That's how I wanna go to the Crematorium!
DrClayton Catbat 3 days ago
Does it beat out the Cushion Dance??
Maryrose 3 days ago
This is maryrose I like All your movies and the way you do All your segments there neat thanks.
PatS Maryrose 3 days ago
Welcome Maryrose! Be sure to post in the next two days; this is a spot of minimum exposure.
Jack 3 days ago
Catbat Jack 3 days ago
I want the one with the Cat on the Box 😹
Catbat 4 days ago
Here's to the first of the season! Look who's back from the dead! Frut Brut and Yummy Mummy! Guess what's for breakfast?

MrsG Catbat 3 days ago
Wooooo frightfully gooood !
daleuhlmann Catbat 3 days ago
Svengoolie sound byte: "Umm, that's GOOD!"
Jack Catbat 3 days ago
If you have Spotify, they also have a version of the song with the cereal monsters singing.
MADave Catbat 3 days ago
I loved Frankenberry and Boo berry as a kid back in the 70's
Catbat Jack 3 days ago
I'll ✔️ it out!
Drang 4 days ago
Looks like I'm the first poster for Sventurday... Zulu (Greenwich) Time!

Or is that cheating?
Drang Drang 4 days ago
Or, you know, meaningless...?
Katink Drang 4 days ago
💡 Here is a lightbulb award for having a bright idea, Drang!
Catbat Drang 4 days ago
Nice try
Catbat Katink 3 days ago
daleuhlmann 4 days ago
I am going to declare right now, that, despite the fact that FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN are artistically superior films, the one that I will turn to, again and again, for pure enjoyment value, is tomorrow's movie, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
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Jack WILLOUGHBY 4 days ago
Yaah! “Transylvanian Lullaby”!
Catbat daleuhlmann 3 days ago
Absolutely FABULOUS!
PatS WILLOUGHBY 3 days ago
Hey! Credit to John Morris for the YF theme!
MADave 4 days ago
I heard another song on the radio while working for Catbat's Halloween playlist Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult
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DrClayton daleuhlmann 4 days ago
I believe DrEd has volunteered to open Stately DrEd Manor to all comers for an East Coast Big Blogcast.
daleuhlmann DrClayton 3 days ago


Catbat MADave 3 days ago
Ooo I like that one
Catbat MADave 3 days ago
We most certainly are!
daleuhlmann 4 days ago
Another addition for Catbat's Halloween playlist: "The Worms Come Out," one of the most enjoyable Halloween kids' songs of all time!
MrsG daleuhlmann 4 days ago
Is that the Hearse Song by Harley Poe ? Ooorrrrr ~
Nobody likes me , everybody hates me , guess I’ll go eat worms . Worms are greasy , slide down easy , big fat juicy worms !
daleuhlmann MrsG 4 days ago
Yes, that's the one1
Katink MrsG 4 days ago
I had to look up the lyrics to "The Hearse Song" to get the whole thing. Wow! Many more verses than I expected, MrsG! 🎶🎵🎶🎵
MrsG Katink 4 days ago
Hey Girl ! I see you’re out trick-or-treating !
I didn’t remember it either , really creeeepy !
Katink MrsG 4 days ago
Trick or treating at neighborhood castles is so much fun, MrsG!
daleuhlmann MrsG 3 days ago
Yes, it is!

Catbat MrsG 3 days ago
Thank you MrsG 🤗
MADave 4 days ago
Happy Friday before Svengoolie group I just got finished loading the washing machine and now I am watching THE INVISIBLE RAY on Blu ray ooh what a bad pun!
daleuhlmann MADave 4 days ago
You know, Dave, I think one one of the reasons I love THE INVISIBLE RAY so much is that it, alone, puts to rest the myth of Bela Lugosi's going over the top in all of his roles. NO! In that movie, he provides an appropriately restrained and dignified performance as Dr. Felix Benet.
MADave daleuhlmann 4 days ago
Yes dale a very different take on Lugosi and very well acted too
Klaatu 4 days ago
Happy FrightDay!
Islander Klaatu 4 days ago
This reminds me of meeting a blind date one time.
Klaatu Islander 4 days ago
Ha! Was that your reaction or hers?🤣🤣
PatS 4 days ago
Is there an e-mail to which viewers can direct "Fan Friday" requests for 'Toon In With Me'? Why don't y'all bombard Bill with requests that you have a Friday with NO SKITS? If he really wants to please fans... And no contemporary T&J!
daleuhlmann PatS 4 days ago
I think I and others fans of this show would agree with you, Pat, because Bill and Toon have a LOT OF information they could share with fans about these classic cartoons, sans the often unfunny skits!
Mikeyyy daleuhlmann 4 days ago
Dale you’re so right! Bill and toony aren’t so bad , it’s the childish skits that need to go.
NoPersonalChicks 4 days ago
HBD to Spock's daddy. Mark Lenard was born on this date October 15 in 1924. He also played a Romulan in the original series then a Klingon in the first Trek movie. Illogical...
Jack NoPersonalChicks 4 days ago
Lenard also appeared as General Urko in the _Planet of the Apes_ TV series.
daDoctah Jack 4 days ago
And rival logging magnate Aaron Stempel on "Here Come the Brides":

Drang daDoctah 4 days ago
Often referred to here in Pugetopolis as "That Show".
Jack daDoctah 4 days ago
So that’s what he looked like!
TheKodakKid 4 days ago
Back from the vacation. We had a very good time. The beach was very enjoyable.

It was also a pleasure to get to visit with Mrs. Islander and Harley the Wonder Dog. Oh, and Islander was there too. (Lol, JK. I’m sure he will say my friend was more enjoyable to visit with than I was. Of course, he’s be right about that.)

Sorry that Gabste wasn’t able to join us. Maybe some time in the future.
gabste TheKodakKid 1 day ago
Yes. I am sorry I couldn't meet at this time. Looks like you guys had fun. I will try to get to one of the Sven casts. 🤗
daleuhlmann 4 days ago
Many of us bloggers have talked about James Whale and his decision to cast Boris Karloff in a role that made him not only a star, but a screen icon. Well, it's ironic that Whale soon became jealous of the fanfare that Karloff was getting, and thinking that people were forgetting about his contributions to the movie's success. It soon became personal, as Whale started making fun of Karloff's lisp to friends and associates. Sounding like a true snob, he even contemptuously called Karloff a truck driver who was virtually a nobody before he cast him in his picture. This was a reference to the fact that Karloff had to occasionally take a part time job driving a delivery truck when acting roles became scarce. Personal jealousy aside, there is little doubt that Whale had a sadistic streak, hence his ordering retake after retake (as Quizzical had earlier mentioned) of Karloff's schlepping Colin Clive up the windmill steps and grappling with him. These resulted in life-long back troubles for Karloff and a broken leg for Clive.
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daleuhlmann Lynn 4 days ago
I agree, with you, Lynn, on that point!
I'm so glad you've had such a good time! Your'e all entitled to it!
Jack daleuhlmann 4 days ago
You did catch the 😉, right? Your straight face has me worried.
daleuhlmann Lynn 4 days ago
I certainly agree with that, Lynn1
Catbat 4 days ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Morning All!
gabste Catbat 4 days ago
To you as well
daleuhlmann Catbat 4 days ago
Happy Svengoolie Saturday Eve to you, dear!
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