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Director:
Writer:
Albert DeMond (dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 December 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A wisecracking narrator mocks footage featuring Frankenstein's monster and Count Dracula. | Add synopsis »
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Odd, to say the least See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Morton Lowry ... Man reading 'Dracula'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mae Clarke ... Elizabeth (edited from "Frankenstein") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lawrence Grant ... Crosby (edited from "The Cat Creeps") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Raymond Hackett ... Paul (edited from "The Cat Creeps") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... Frankenstein's Monster (edited from "Frankenstein") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Elizabeth Patterson ... Susan (edited from "The Cat Creeps") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Max Schreck ... Dracula-Nosferatu (edited from "Nosferatu") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Helen Twelvetrees ... Annabelle West (edited from "The Cat Creeps") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward Van Sloan ... Dr. Waldman (edited from "Frankenstein") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gustav von Wangenheim ... Hutter (edited from "Nosferatu") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert DeMond 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Albert DeMond  dialogue

Produced by
Albert DeMond .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Lynn Harrison 
 
Music Department
James Dietrich .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Albert DeMond .... supervisor
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
 

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Runtime:
10 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-15 (2002) | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating)

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Trivia:
This is the first film to feature both Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:With times as tough as they are we present our formula for the cheapest form of amusement: nightmares. First you eat a real lobster, not the kind they send to congress.See more »
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Featured in Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (V)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Odd, to say the least, 10 November 2004
Author: violencegang from Worcester, England

I've just come across Boo as an extra on the DVD of Frankenstein (1931) and, due to the fact I was watching it at well past midnight, I found it as strange as it was funny. It starts off with a bearded man with a strange expression on his face emerging from a jack-in-the-box and holding up the film's title, which is a weirdly disconcerting effect, particularly as I have no idea who this man was. The narration is rather outdated, not so much because it was recorded in 1932, but because of what is said (the reference to woman automobile drivers is ever so slightly sexist), but what I don't get is, while Universal included footage from its movies 'Frankenstein' and 'The Cat Creeps', the Dracula segments actually come from F.W Murnau's 'Nosferatu'. This seems strange, because I would have thought the studio would want to publicise its own, then-recent, Dracula movie (the one with Bela Lugosi). To conclude, Boo is an oddity that you probably won't find yourself watching unless you get the Frankenstein DVD, which you ought to own anyway

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