How To Make A Monster

  • 1958
  • 1 HR 15 MIN
  • NR
  • Horror

A classic AIP film which incorporated the popular monsters of the "I Was a Teenage..." series, the Frankenstein monster and the Werewolf, into the same film. HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER features Harris as a master makeup artist who specializes in horror effects. Harris is obsessed with his work and considers himself a genius (his shop is filled with props and...read more

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A classic AIP film which incorporated the popular monsters of the "I Was a Teenage..." series, the Frankenstein monster and the Werewolf, into the same film. HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER features Harris as a master makeup artist who specializes in horror effects. Harris is obsessed with his work

and considers himself a genius (his shop is filled with props and masks from previous AIP releases). When the studio he works for is bought out by an East Coast conglomerate that decides horror films are no longer worth producing, Harris goes mad and decides to get his revenge while shooting the

studio's final horror film, which happens to star the Frankenstein monster and the Werewolf. The crazed makeup man develops an insidious new application that turns the made-up actor into a mindless zombie who will obey orders. Taking innocent teenage film stars Conway (who also played the

Frankenstein monster in I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN) and Clarke (they couldn't get Michael Landon to repeat his role from I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF), Harris applies their "special" makeup and sends them out to kill the ignorant studio executives who sold his artistry down the river. Eventually,

justice catches up to him, when Harris stupidly informs his young monsters that he's going to kill them and have them stuffed so all the world can see his greatest achievements. This doesn't set well with the two teenagers, so they go on a rampage and destroy Harris and his shop, which held 25

years of his work, by setting the place on fire (this scene was shot in color). Silly, sort of stupid, but a lot of fun if you love old AIP movies.

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