– (1969) – A mad scientist bribes a young doctor to aid him in an effort to cure insanity. Has a few good ideas scattered throughout, but each one is dragged out and slowly beaten to death. Well acted, but incredibly dull.
– (1943) – A resurrected lycanthrope seeks death by means of Dr. Frankenstein’s hidden notes. Bringing back the Wolf Man is a good idea that quickly falls apart when the human side of the monster endlessly whines about his predicament. The unnecessary inclusion of Frankenstein’s monster only proves that each villain was better off dead.
– (1944) – A scientist intends to put the Wolf Man’s brain into Frankenstein’s monster, to the dismay of his deformed assistant. Starts off as a needless story about a resurrected Dracula, but quickly abandons that aspect for one that isn’t any more important. A dull and sloppy means of forcing three icons into one film.
– (1942) – Igor convinces a doctor to put his brain into the skull of his only friend, Frankenstein’s monster. Not too dissimilar from the previous entries, but successfully picks up where the prior left off. A bit on the tired and monotonous side, and lacks the patented wit and humor the series thrives on.
– (1939) – A scientist learns that his father’s living-dead creation is nearly alive and well. Begins with a heavy dose of spooky atmosphere before gradually building into an engaging drama with wonderful drawn characters and moments of genuine humor. Slows considerably in the final third, but leaves a lasting impression thanks to Bela Lugosi as the hysterically deranged Igor.
– (1945) – Famous monsters seek cures from a doctor who enrages regular people. The idea sounds great, as the bringing together of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man should lead to excitement, but the bulk consists of chatty characters who get in the way of any potential action. Wastes too many opportunities to thrill with lame human antics.