In addition to the woes Lon Chaney Jr.
experienced from wearing Jack P. Pierce
's makeup and prosthetic devices, the makeup he had to wear in order to portray the Monster emerging from the dried sulfur was a particularly difficult burden for Chaney. In order to get the right look for the Monster trapped in the dried sulfur from the sulfur pit, Pierce essentially covered Chaney with cement and only provided a hole for him to breath out of by placing a straw in his mouth. The makeup process lasted from around 6:00 am until noon, at which point the cast and crew all went to lunch, leaving Chaney alone on set while his cement-based makeup dried. See more
When the monster appears outside Elsa's window, it casts a
nearly full-body shadow on the library wall, with one arm fully visible, but in the close-ups of the monster the arm in question is obscured behind the window frame. Later in the same sequence, Ygor pops up over the monster's shoulder, yet the shadow cast seconds later shows only the monster. See more
There's a curse upon this village, the curse of Frankenstein.
Aye, it is true. The whole countryside shuns the village. Our fields are barren, the inn is empty.
Village Mother of Hungry Children
My little ones cry in their sleep. They are hungry. There is no bread.
It's the curse, the curse of Frankenstein.
This is nonsense, folks. You talk as though these were the Dark Ages. You know as well as I do that the monster died in the sulfur pit under Frankenstein's tower. And that Ygor, his familiar, was riddled ...