Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein is a horror-comedy about two hapless baggage clerks. Count Dracula lures them to help him take over the world using the reanimated body of Frankenstein’s monster. The pair is targeted by the renowned vampire, as the brain of Costello’s character is the perfect fit for the legendary monster.
In this 1948 horror-comedy classic, Lou Costello and Bud Abbott play Wilbur Grey and Chick Young. They are two happy-go-lucky baggage attendants at a train station. The two are tasked with transporting coffins with the remains of Count Dracula and Frankenstein to a local wax museum. Another fabled monster, the Wolf Man, notifies Grey about the hazardous shipping. This warning is cut short by his full moon transformation. Not realizing the danger they are in, the clerks allow the Count to free himself and reanimate the monster. But the brutal nature of the latter calls for a backup plan.
The vampire recruits doctor Sandra Mornay to entice Grey and put his brain into the monster’s body. Dr. Mornay invites Grey and Young to her island. The first is taken to the dungeon for the transplant as his friend is left searching for him with the Wolf Man. All hell breaks loose as the legendary werewolf transforms and attacks Count Dracula. At the same time, Frankenstein breaks free and chases the clerks to a boat. They are given one last scare when the Invisible Man greets them as they jump into the water and swim away.