Then I finally saw one of the "classic" Universal monster films - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I remember vividly being at a friend's house on a weekend and flipping through channels, and we stumbled across the animated opening title sequence. As soon as I saw the names "Bela Lugosi" and "Lon Chaney, Jr." I knew what we were watching. Those names were etched into my brain at this point, and thanks to those Crestwood House books, I knew that this film was the last go-round for all these characters. I didn't care that I hadn't seen the other films - I knew the stories leading up to the film, and I loved it.
And in a few minutes, I'm about to head out to the Joy Cinema to see the film on the big screen. I can't wait!