Movie News

Clap for the Wolf Man in today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Published at: Aug. 6, 2010, 3 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! The below picture, taken during the filming of Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, features one of the king make-up artists of all time, Mr. Jack Pierce as he works on one of my favorites of his creations: Lon Chaney Jr.’s The Wolf Man. This picture has been a popular one, sent my way by more than a few readers, but it’s one that I’ve had since the inception of this column. In fact, it was in the very first group of pics I set aside when I made up my mind to do this as a regular thing. Pierce was responsible for the majority of the Universal Monsters and, as I said earlier, The Wolf Man is one of my favorites. I love how Chaney Jr. plays him, I love the look of the creature and I just love the feel of the original movie. If I’m to be totally honest, I never did see Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, but this pic isn’t dependent on knowing that particular outing. It’s still the master working with one of his best creations. Here’s the pic (click for a bigger version):

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s pic features another not so average Joe and his dog. See ya’ then! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens


Readers Talkback

comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Are You Sure It Isn't Robin Williams?

    by Aquatarkusman

    That dude is hirsute.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Meh...

    by DadTimesTwo

    Looks staged.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    It's Peter Mayhew, isn't it?

    by LordPorkington

    "Okay Peter, we're about to transform you into a hairy monster!"

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Werewolves fucking rule!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Jack Pierce looks pretty suave and debonair

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow is a Dodgeball pic?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Average Joe's Gym. Vince Vaughn and his pooch?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Dad

    by Quint

    Yeah, it's a publicity shot... but still a legend working on one of his most iconic creations, no? Not all these pics are going to be candids, although I do have a few really good ones of Pierce working on Karloff for Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. In the near future those will pop up.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Are you sure this isn't a BTS pic from the ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW?

    by RUMIKOTRAX45

    Look's like Floyd the barber working on one of the hill folk. No kidding, this pic is not particularly rare but it is very iconic.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Abbott & Costello

    by Juggernaut125

    Meet Frankenstein was always my favourite of their movies because it has both Bela Lugosi AND Lon Chaney Jr. reprising their roles. Very very FUN movie with great characters all around.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    How many'll get the Clap For The Wolfman reference?

    by venvariants

    Yes, in the 70's there was a song that praised Wolfman Jack called Clap For The Wolfman, by The Guess Who, which featured Wolfman Jack. Nobody brings it up anymore. Except here...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    And the lyrics follow.......

    by sam jacksons wig

    Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die Do Ron Ron and the Duke of Earl They were friend's of mine The highway's on my moonlight drive Snuggled in, said "baby, just one kiss" She said "no, no, no" Romance ain't keepin' me alive I said "hey babe, do you want to coo, coo, coo" She said "uh, uh, uh" So I was left out in the cold I said "you're what I've been dreamin' of" She said "I don't want to know" (Wolfman Jack: "Oh you know, she was diggin' the cat on the radio") Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high (WJ: "Yes baby, I your doctor in love") Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die (WJ: "Everybody talkin' about the Wolfman's confidence of love") Seventy five, eighty miles an hour She hollers "slow, slow, slow" "Baby I can stop right on a dime" I said "hey baby, give me just one kiss" She said "no, no, no" But how was I to bide my time I said "Hey baby, do you want to coo, coo, coo" She said "uh, uh, uh" Said I'm about to overload I said "you're what I've been livin' for" She said "I don't want to know" (WJ: "Oh, you thought she was digging you but she was digging me") Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high (WJ: "As long as you got the curves baby, I got the angles") Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die (WJ: "It's all accoridng to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand") Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high (WJ: "You ain't gonna get 'em, cuz I got 'em") Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die (WJ: "You might wanna try, but I'm gonna keep 'em") Clap for the Wolfman Clap for the Wolfman (WJ: "And I got 'em all") Clap for the Wolfman

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Pity the remake sucked huge ass!!!!!

    by sam jacksons wig

    Just...... souless pap.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I wish Jack Pierce would have been my dad at Halloween time

    by Tigger Tales

    He looks like the kind of guy who would let me smoke Camels with him.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    You like these sideburns? Want to keep them?

    by Lone_Wolf_McQuaalude

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I made this with Photoshop and then sent it to Quint.

    by cookylamoo

    He fell for it, totally.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    His hair is perfect!

    by cyberskunk

    I feel a little surprised nobody referenced Werewolves of London yet.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Wr. Whipple was a hairdresser, too?

    by slone13

    And for werewolves?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Quint - see Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman

    by Beezbo

    I was always a sucker for the Universal monster mash-up films. The Houses of Frankenstein and Dracula are also favorites, as well as the aforementioned Abbott and Costello classic.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    cyberskunk

    by Sailor Rip

    He was also drinking a pina colada a Trader Vic's.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I'd like just a little off the top, please

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Any more than that, and I'll bite your dick off. Then you'll be a dickless lycanthrope barber

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Monsters are the most Innnnnteresting people!

    by dixieflyer

    Nice pic!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    That looks uncomfortable...

    by UrbanSamurai

    how long might it have taken to put that make-up on?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    That would've made a cool scene

    by CodeName

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    This is a test...

    by Pawprint

    This should be a quote: <blockquote> Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die Do Ron Ron and the Duke of Earl They were friend's of mine The highway's on my moonlight drive Snuggled in, said "baby, just one kiss" She said "no, no, no" Romance ain't keepin' me alive I said "hey babe, do you want to coo, coo, coo" She said "uh, uh, uh" So I was left out in the cold I said "you're what I've been dreamin' of" She said "I don't want to know" (Wolfman Jack: "Oh you know, she was diggin' the cat on the radio") Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high (WJ: "Yes baby, I your doctor in love") Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die (WJ: "Everybody talkin' about the Wolfman's confidence of love") Seventy five, eighty miles an hour She hollers "slow, slow, slow" "Baby I can stop right on a dime" I said "hey baby, give me just one kiss" She said "no, no, no" But how was I to bide my time I said "Hey baby, do you want to coo, coo, coo" She said "uh, uh, uh" Said I'm about to overload I said "you're what I've been livin' for" She said "I don't want to know" (WJ: "Oh, you thought she was digging you but she was digging me") Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high (WJ: "As long as you got the curves baby, I got the angles") Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die (WJ: "It's all accoridng to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand") Clap for the Wolfman He gonna rate your record high (WJ: "You ain't gonna get 'em, cuz I got 'em") Clap for the Wolfman You gonna dig him til the day you die (WJ: "You might wanna try, but I'm gonna keep 'em") Clap for the Wolfman Clap for the Wolfman (WJ: "And I got 'em all") Clap for the Wolfman </blockquote> With a bit of luck...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    QUINT: Can there be a BEHIND THE SCENES page?

    by professor murder

    For all of these pics to be added to as they come out? That way I don't have to browse back weeks to see one that came out then? You should still post them on the news as you make them like you are currently doing, but there should also be a link to view all of the past ones without us having to go back and click them one at a time. Not everyone goes online daily or gets to this site regularly.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Test Failed.

    by Pawprint

    Bollocks.<p> That is all.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Nevermind QUINT

    by professor murder

    I see the links underneath the article. I thought that was all mumbo jumbo as I scrolled past. Those links will do.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I got it

    by godhelpus

    Quint, how do you know the Guess Who? Weren't you born in the 80s?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The wolfman makeup makes him look embarrased.

    by Royston Lodge

    I've always thought that the classic 1941 Wolfman always looks like a puppy embarrassed that he just pooped on the living-room rug.<p> "Did I do that?"

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I love the lighting in this pic

    by onezeroone

    Lighting on Wolfman, that is.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Love this "column"

    by Bobba Phat

    It's been fun seeing what BTS picture pops up next

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Even though it has it's flaws the 1941

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Wolfman is much better than the recent remake. I'm still trying to figure out why they felt the need to rip off the ending to Wolf (1994). The only things I can really give it points for was it being a period piece and going R-rated. Sure Lon Chaney Jr. was hammy in the original, but at least you felt some sympathy for his plight. Benicio in the remake was like a drugged up zombie.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Plus Elfman's score

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Was a total rip of Wojciech Kilar's Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    "so, Wolfman, how was your weekend?"

    by mrgray

    Awesome pic, don't get me wrong, but in my head this is just a barbershop visit between disembowelings.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    If you've got anymore Universal monster pics

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Maybe save them for October.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Fantastic! Wolf Man: Greatest Universal Monster

    by Kal Reeve

    Such an iconic look.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Behind the Scenes of Behind the Scenes

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Have Beaks or Mass photo Quint going through his collection to find the pic of the day.<p> Hey Quint--any idea when "The Shark is Still Working" is gonna hit DVD? Damn film's been DONE for like three years. Do they have a distributor yet?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Amazing!

    by moonlightdrive

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Saw a werewolf drinking a pinacolada at Trader Vics

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    His hair was perfect

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    great photo!

    by deelzbub

    more Lon Chaney, please

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    godhelpus and abominable

    by Quint

    Yeah, I'm an '80s kid, but I'd say a good 85% of my iTunes is 1980 and earlier. I grew up listening to the oldies station and as a teen really go into classic rock.<BR><BR>Abominable - I understand there might be an announcement very soon on The Shark Is Still Working. It's been caught up in rights issues... the Jaws footage (and John Williams' music) is super expensive and you can't really have a making of documentary without that stuff. But I'm told there might be a resolution in the very near future. I'll absolutely let you guys know when anything concrete happens.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I got the Clap for the Wolfman ref

    by deelzbub

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    - actually the remake is a far more superior film...

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ....that's what I'd be saying if I was fucking insane.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I may have to

    by HEADGEEK

    Chain Quint to the ground and force him to watch Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman. Jesus, Boy!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The makeup looks better than I remember.

    by Yelsaeb

    Nice pic, Quint.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    The remake started out okay....

    by Rameses

    For the first half , when it was a Bram Stokers Dracula Rip.But it looked like Johnstone or the producers lost their bottle halfway thru , and it went all mainstream , cgi and commercial.By the unneeded "wolf" copy ending it had gone all "Van Helsing".

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    HARRY you made me LOL

    by JethroBodine

    My thoughts exactly. :-)

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    i love how his moustache is...

    by slickerynodes

    pencil thin.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Harry + Quint + Chains + Wolfman

    by WickedJacob

    This site is getting kinky

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    House of the Wolfman

    by TheDudeinLA

    This is the trailer to a new old school "Universal" film made with Lon Chaney's great, great grandson and designed by Tony "Army of Darkness" Tremblay. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1G9NdiRreY

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Wolfman book and record

    by awardgiver

    Those old Power Record monster series from the 70's was covered here: http://assmints.com/blog/?p=1408&page=4 and one of them was The Curse of the Werewolf. Those comics were some of the best, and with creepy music too! Turns out you can download those for free.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Jeff Rovin's great novel...

    by crankyoldguy

    is out of print. All about Universal Monsters in Florida (last seen in Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein) who resurface in '90s.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    High-priced...

    by crankyoldguy

    ttp://www.amazon.com/Return-Wolf-Man-Jeff-Rovin/dp/0425165760

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    oops, on link

    by crankyoldguy

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    As a kid...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I always loved the mash-ups more than the originals. And I thought the height of cleverness was Count Alucard, so more power to Jr. <p> Yeah, I wasn't a terribly bright kid. Count Yorga inspired me to write an entire novel on lined notebook paper, in pencil. You know what happens to the graphite writing on a few hundred sheets of notebook paper once they've been stuck in a closet for a few years?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    I know this is off topic but

    by buffywrestling

    at the TCA today, MTV was promoting their "Teen Wolf" series & Daniel from HitFix said that it would be better promoted as "I Was A Teenage Werewolf"... <p> And I would be completely all over that fucking series if they had a Micheal Landon/Wolfman dude that combed his gnarley hair into a duckass & wore a letterman jacket when he ate people.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    That pic is too fucking funny.

    by Amazing Maurice

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Red Ned Lynch -- I know all too well

    by WickedJacob

    Half my childhood are now just faint smudges.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Did you see

    by Harry The Hutt

    Lon Chaney Jr walking with the queen?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Bela is the Monster

    by Composite_Beppo

    Quint - I love the Universal monsters and the Wolf Man is my favorite... Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man has one of the greatest scenes of any Universal monster pic - Larry Talbot finding the Monster frozen in ice... Unfortunately, Karloff was no longer playing the Monster... It was Bela Lugosi. The Monster now had Igor's brain, so they thought the Monster talking like Bela would work... The suits thought he sounded ridiculous, so all of Bela's dialog (except for grunts or growls) was eliminated... If you watch the Monster, sometimes you can see him talking, but there is no sound...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson's Wig

    by Composite_Beppo

    Nice job posting those lyrics - but they don't convey the amazingly sexy giggle of the girl who chats with Wolfman Jack in the song... (sigh)

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Beezbo

    by Composite_Beppo

    Universal mash-up films were just the best - John Carradine as Dracula!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Bela's Monster

    by Kenny8

    Beppo-Yeah, that story makes viewing "F Meets W" interesting. I love the Universal series, but after "Van Helsing" & the new Wolfman I wish another studio would acquire the rights! Universal just keep crapping on their own legacy. Shameful.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    John Carradine was a good Dracula

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Between Lugosi and Lee he's the 3rd best Romanian castle enthusiast.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST

    these fucking old movies blow my balls

    by Spazatronik_2000

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    You never saw Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man?

    by Droogie Alex

    How can that be possible? I can't imagine anyone who ever came to this site ever even saying that. Then, you don't know the story of the Frankenstein monster originaly talked through the whole film (Igor's brain, remember. Both played by Bela) and explained how he was blinded (which is why he staggers around stiffly) all the talking was removed after the first screenings, unfortunetly. The whole script can be found easily.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Isn't he...

    by Pawprint

    The hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent? <p> I'd like to meet his tailor.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    WickedJacob...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...good to know I'm not alone my brother, and my sincerest sympathy.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    daaaaaaaaaaaaat

    by Sailor Rip

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I was hoping it was Wolfman Jack ...

    by I Max U Mini

    ... in a still with George Lucas and Richard Dreyfuss. In fact, a craoload of behind the scenes shots of the film that featured Harrison Ford, MacKenzie Phillips, Ron Howard, Charlie Martin Smith, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Debralee Scott, Kay Lenz, Joe Spano, Suzanne Somers, Kathleen Quinlan, Paul LeMat Cindy Williams, and the aforementioned Wolfman Jack and Richard Dreyfuss. Don't tell me there isn't a shit load of footage laying around Modesto - unless that's why Lucas built his Empire nearby, to buy it all first!!!! It's a conspiracy I say or my name's not Oliver Stone!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Love it!

    by Grandpa Bunche

    "Monsters are such iiiiiinteresting people..."

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    staged publicity photo shoot, not behind the scenes

    by treadwell

    Neat though it is.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Juggernaut125

    by Screwbini

    I co-sign on Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. One of my all-time favorite flicks with the great Universal Studios monsters and Abbott & Costello at their funniest. And Glenn Strange wasn't bad as Frankenstein's Monster. The only problem is that Abbott & Costello never actually meet Frankenstein in the movie!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Kick him in the nards!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch