Unca Fully’s Scary Time – Wednesday
Let’s see … we’ve got “The Haunting” and “Alien” listed as top scary movies, and now I’m happy to select as my favorite Scary Comedy Film –“Young Frankenstein” — or Frank-en-steen!
Filmed in glorious black & white, Mel Brooks brought together the perfect cast and the goofiest script for a fantastic send-up of the classic Universal Studios monster movies.
The “one-liners” from vaudeville, along with the double-takes of Gene Wilder and the unforgettable Marty Feldman, are perfectly matched with Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Gene Hackman, Kenneth Mars and the rest of the cast.
Everyone who sees this movie comes away with their favorite lines…and there are plenty. A bit of trivia – some of the props are even from the old Universal movie sets.
Mel Brooks takes the plot “over the top” and then tops that, holding back nothing from his vault of comedy.
“Young Frankenstein” is gold.