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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day doesn’t easily forget an arm torn out by the roots.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Today we have a set of pics from the onset birthday party of one Mr. Boris Karloff during the filming of SON OF FRANKENSTEIN. I love the movie, but there’s another reason I’ve chosen to post these pictures today. It’s my mother’s birthday, you see. Now, I don’t mean to compare my mom with Frankenstein, but a birthday soire seemed appropriate. Happy birthday, Mom! You’ll see two images below and I think there are more from this party circling the net as well, but these are the two I kept. You’ll see, in costume and in make-up Birthday Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi! Looks like Frank had a spill, too. Some cake seems to be on his furry vest. Bet the wardrobe people weren’t too happy, though everybody else seems to have a smile on their face, even our lovely monster! Enjoy!

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 Behind the Scenes Pic is about another mummy, just not mine. -Quint 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
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome

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  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST


    by HansBubi

    The filming of a very important scene. Seriously though, it's nice to see film makers in a more relaxed, jovial moment.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by raidahguy

    1st BITCHEs suk it

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    damn it, fuk my life

    by raidahguy

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by HansBubi

    Next time.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA - raidahguy, you ass.

    by Dharma4

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Now HansBubi. That's one classy mutha fucker right there.

    by Dharma4

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by HansBubi

    I'm your white knight.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Just another whack Friday, Thank goodness for hefeweizen...

    by raidahguy


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I thought this was gonna be that scene from...

    by ufoclub1977

    Cat People. The Paul Schrader version. Get the prod. The movie that Tarantino paid homage to in a weird way in Inglorious Basterds. Or was that an homage to Bowie? Well, he had imagined Ms Kinski in the role...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    This reminds be of A&C Meet Frankenstein...

    by eustisclay

    ...on the dvd there is some behind the scenes footage of Costello sitting on Frankie's lap. He picks up his hand and pretends to do a manicure until Glenn Strange(the monster) loses it and starts laughing. Loved it.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Love the look on Karloff's face in the second pic...

    by LordPorkington

    Perfectly captured his laugh and made him look like a goofy five year old. Brilliant!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Does your' mom read the TB's, Quint?

    by The Dum Guy

    And, if so, what offends her the most?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I think I would sell my soul

    by Manos

    to be a part of that world.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by George Newman

    Beaks and Quint aren't on speaking terms right now. BNAT is gonna be AWKwarddddddddddddd

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    as far as the title about an arm torn out by the roots, because I just re-watched Kill Bill vol 1 last night, and the title of this article made me think of Beatrix cutting off Sofie Fatale's arm at that restaurant.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Huy in back looks like Wolfman, Guy on Left looks like Dracula

    by killianx

    strange Coincidence!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I love the people that HATE this column

    by LarryTate

    just don't click.. I don't have access to all those "known" books and shots out there. And I'm too lazy to look 'em up. And even if I did.. i get much more variety here. so SHUT THE FUCK UP

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    uh huh

    by LarryTate

    yes, that was preemptive

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    "Karloff? Sidekick?"

    by bah

    "Fuck you! Karloff does not deserve to smell my shit! That limey cocksucker can rot in hell for all I care!"

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Dracula's Daughter was awesome

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Hahaha, fuck you new york yankees

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Everything is bigger in Texas... even the loses

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Or losses... DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    Aunt Peggy couldn't bear it!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by GhostofCicero

    Hmm, the cake is whole so he didn't spill a piece on his costume. Perhaps he leaned into it? A mystery...

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Karloff does not deserves to smell my shit!

    by Rev. Slappy

    That Limey cocksucker can rot in hell for all I care.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Son of Frankenstein

    by Baryonyx

    My favorite Universal Frankenstein film.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Mom's b'day and b'day pic from Son of Frankenstein

    by onezeroone

    ...Oooohhh. I C Wat U Did Thar!!! hurrr derrr!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Karloff was a fascinating person

    by scors54

    When you read about his life and what he endure--being part Indian in England as a schoolboy and being taunted about his dark complection,not geting his "breakthrough role" until he had already done 8 films nd was 44 years old, the damage the brace he wore to play the monster did to his back (he ended up in a wheelchair with several major spinal surgeries) and then you look at what he was paid for his roles, it's really amazing.He was also a founding member of the Screen Actor's Guild. I wish they would do a biopic about him--I always thought Jeremy Irons looked exactly right for the part.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Rev. Slappy

    by th3480

    Curse you for beating me to it!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    so tomorrow's pic is BRENDAN FRASIER combing his hair?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by oisin5199

    there are no haters here. I believe they are quoting Martin Landau's Bela Lugosi from Ed Wood.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by lochkray

    Oisin's right. There's been that confusion in other Karloff/Lagosi talkbacks. Nobody is actually trashing Karloff, it's more like good natured teasing. If anybody (other than Landau doing Lagosi) were to genuinely bitch about Karloff's portrayal of the monster, they deserve to be bitch slapped all the way back to the 1930s.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I assume there were no lit candles on the cake, right?

    by wackybantha

    That could be bad.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    @ wackybantha

    by scors54

    That was pretty fucking funny. Thining of Peter Boyle and Gene Hackman after that ;-)

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by Missing Dink

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Just saw Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man this morning...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... with Bela as the Monster instead of Karloff. It was just... off. Bela's great, but the Monster just should've been Karloff. (I'm not even going to get into Robert DeNiro as half-rotted homeless guy monster, that one is best forgotten).

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by Hot_Nikks

    ...looks like Rasputin in those pics.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Watched SON OF FRANKENSTEIN the other night

    by FlyingToupee

    It's still a great movie. The art direction is amazing. Lugosi steals the show, but Karloff gets a few good moments in near the end. Rathbone and Atwill match wits deliciously. And that music! This needs a Blu-ray release to capture all of the exquisite detail in the sets and photography.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Hoping it was Donnie Dunagan

    by CreepingCruds

    But I'll take any Karloff/Lugosi/Rathbone stuff I can get. When you really look at all the K-Frank movies, Son really does stand out as the best (even if Basil seems wacked on Meth)