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How to Make a Monster
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Director:
Writers:
Aben Kandel (original story) and
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Release Date:
1 July 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
See the Ghastly Ghouls in Flaming Color! See more »
Plot:
When master monster make-up man Pete is sacked by the new bosses of American International studios he uses his creations to exact revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Entertaining Horror Film With Unique Twist See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert H. Harris ... Pete Dumond

Paul Brinegar ... Rivero
Gary Conway ... Tony Mantell (Teenage Frankenstein)
Gary Clarke ... Larry Drake (Teenage Werewolf)

Malcolm Atterbury ... Security Guard Richards
Dennis Cross ... Security Guard Monahan
Morris Ankrum ... Police Capt. Hancock
Walter Reed ... Detective Thompson
Paul Maxwell ... Jeffrey Clayton
Eddie Marr ... John Nixon
Heather Ames ... Arlene Dow
Robert Shayne ... Gary Droz
Rod Dana ... Lab Technician
Jacqueline Ebeier ... Jane
Thomas Browne Henry ... Martin Brace - director of 'Werewolf Meets Frankenstein'
John Phillips ... Detective Jones
Paulene Myers ... Millie, the pedestrian
John Ashley ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Cohen ... Banks, Director in Projection Room (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... Studio Groundskeeper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Herbert L. Strock 
 
Writing credits
Aben Kandel (original story) (as Kenneth Langtry) and
Herman Cohen (original story)

Aben Kandel (screenplay) (as Kenneth Langtry) and
Herman Cohen (screenplay)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (director of photography) (as Maury Gertzman)
 
Art Direction by
A. Leslie Thomas  (as Leslie Thomas)
 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
 
Makeup Department
Phillip Scheer .... makeup artist (as Philip Scheer)
 
Production Management
Herbert E. Mendelson .... production manager (as Herb Mendelson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (as Herb Mendelson)
 
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Verna Fields .... sound effects editor
Herman Lewis .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oscar Rodriguez .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jerry Young .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
George Brand .... music editor
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
 
Other crew
Mary Gibsone .... script supervisor
Lee Scott .... choreographer
Barbara Lee Strite .... production secretary
Paul Blaisdell .... monster suits (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
73 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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Trivia:
This was advertised with the tagline "See the Ghastly Ghouls in Flaming Color!" However, most of the movie was in black and white with only the final two reels in color.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The visitors to the studio are told they are about to visit the set of Horrors of the Black Museum (1959). That film, which was also produced and written by Herman Cohen, was actually shot in England, not at the U.S. studio.See more »
Quotes:
Martin Brace - director of 'Werewolf Meets Frankenstein':[Directing the scene] Werewolf, meet Frankenstein. Shake hands and come out snarling.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Horror Film With Unique Twist, 29 August 2002
Author: Space_Mafune from Newfoundland, Canada

A make-up man named Pete Dumond(well-played by Robert H. Harris) seeks revenge on a group of new studio executives who fired him by unleashing his Frankenstein and Werewolf creations upon them! He controls the young actors in the costumes via a special make-up which turns the actors into Pete's zombies.

This film is a little bit more serious than most of Herman Cohen's productions and a such just a little bit less fun. Still you can tell the actors/actresses involved here are enjoying themselves and their roles and this spirit does manage to come across to the audience. The color climax is wonderfully achieved and features some of Paul Blasidell's finest creations in a surprisingly intense sequence. Good solid B-entertainment.

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