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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day’s father was Frankenstein, but its mother was the lightning!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Apologies for the alternating early morning/late at night postings for BTS column. I type this out with red-stained hands after going a little overboard with the Halloween decorating, which has had to happen in a rush since I took a last minute 5 day sojourn to London. My hours of operation are a bit skewed at the moment as the big day approaches.

Today we take a look behind the scenes of The Ghost of Frankenstein. You could call it a perfect companion photo to another Jack Pierce/Lon Chaney Jr. photo I ran earlier this month from the making of Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman. Click here if you missed it.

Both photos feature Chaney Jr. as a classic Universal Monster and both photos show Pierce making them even uglier than usual. With Frankie Meets Wolfie, Pierce singed Wolfman’s hair and today we see The Monster getting caked via a decidedly low-tech method.

Thanks to William Forsche and the PEG for this shot. Click to enlargen.



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Before I go, I want to put in a little plug for a nifty little atmospheric horror short called No Way Out that stars AJ Bowen and is directed by Kristoffer Aaron Morgan and written by yours truly. We made this little bit of weirdness on favors, air miles, borrowed equipment and volunteer labor from a very talented Austin crew and I’m quite proud of it. I’m hoping Muldoon finds it decent enough to feature in his usual Saturday shorts round up, but please forgive me for doing a little self-congratulation in this very personal column for me. Check the embed below if you have a spare few minutes and I hope you enjoy it.



Tomorrow’s big Halloween pic will give you double vision.

-Eric Vespe
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page Two

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  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Really dislike this film

    by prunkhaft

    Happy Halloween!

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Cool pic though

    by prunkhaft

    And I dug the short. Well done.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Whatever. FUCKIN' STAR WARS, MAN!

    by Laserbrain


  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:21 a.m. CST

    It's a great idea for a Frankenstein movie...

    by prunkhaft

    but so poorly executed. Let's give the creation a proper brain. Let's just fix the mistake, as the actual method of reanimation was clearly a success. A great premise, keeping the good Doctor a slave to his ambitions, and thusly dooming him and the creation to repeat the pain. Frankenstein misunderstands life. Like John Hammond. The writing was lazy. Crap movie.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:37 a.m. CST

    rewatched the short

    by prunkhaft

    Really want to congratulate ya'll. Short form storytelling is an art, and you managed a compelling little ditty in under ten minutes. Might I recommend in the future being less reliant on sound for atmosphere? Especially in suspense. Makeup on a teenage girl is like sound in horror- less is more. Maybe that's a creepy analogy. Anywho, I find it's a Thing in horror flicks, and it's goddamn distracting.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Clearly I'm drunk...

    by prunkhaft

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:40 a.m. CST

    But it must be said

    by prunkhaft

    Halloween would be a much better film if that damn piano riff was used maybe 90% less than it actually was. It wasn't even an indicator of anything, it just pops up. Madness.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST


    by Heartland

    I liked it..Not sure I understand it completely...but I liked it!

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST

    The Beehive of Frankenstein

    by tangcameo

    Smoke them buggers out!

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Happy Halloween!!!

    by adeceasedfan

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I've Already Seen No Way Out

    by Aquatarkusman

    Kevin Costner IS a Russian spy.

  • and presto- lugosi's igor voice comes out of chaneys frankenstein monster mouth.

  • makes one appreciate just how good Karloff was.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Not seeing a link, dude

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Not seeing a link, dude

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    by DrMorbius

    *I saw Lon Chaney, Jr. walking with the Queen ... Doin the Werewolves of London ... * Happy B-Day to me ... HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL!

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by The Aquarian 1