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|How to Make a Monster|
See the ghastly ghouls in flaming color!
|Title||How to Make a Monster|
|Directed by||Herbert L. Strock|
|Written by||Aben Kandel; Herman Cohen|
|Produced by||Samuel Z. Arkoff; Herman Cohen; James H. Nicholson|
|Music by||Paul Dunlap|
|Edited by||Jerry Young|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
|Release date(s)||July 1st, 1958|
|Running time||73 min.|
|Robert H. Harris||Pete Dumond|
|Gary Gonway||Tony Mantell (Teenage Frankenstein)|
|Gary Clarke||Larry Drake (Teenage Werewolf)|
|Malcolm Atterbury||Security guard Richards|
|Dennis Cross||Security guard Monahan|
|Morris Ankrum||Police Captain Hancock|
|Walter Reed||Detective Thompson|
|Paul Maxwell||Jeffrey Claton|
|Eddie Marr||John Nixon|
|Heather Ames||Arlene Dow|
|Robert Shayne||Gary Droz|
|Rod Dana||Lab technician|
|Thomas Browne Henry||Martin Brace|
|John Phillips||Detective Jones|
|Paulene Myers||Millie, the pedestrian|
|Herman Cohen||Banks, director in projection room|
|Frank Richards||Studio groundskeeper|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- How to Make a Monster was remade as a television movie in 2001, written and directed by George Huang.
- The majority of this movie was filmed in black and white, but the final two reels were filmed in color.
- How to Make a Monster is also the title of the eighth track on the 1998 Rob Zombie album Hellbilly Deluxe.
- How to Make a Monster was also used as the title of a 2004 album by The Cramps.
- This is the fourth sci-fi/horror film directed or co-directed by Herbert L. Strock. He previously directed Blood of Dracula in 1957. His next work in the genre is The Crawling Hand in 1963.
- Screenwriter Aben Kandel is credited as Kenneth Langtry in this film.
- Director of photography Maury Gertsman is credited as Maury Gertzman in this film.
- The fictional American International Studios is likely named for American International Pictures (AIP), which produced this film.
- The studio shots of American International Studios were filmed as ZIV Studios in West Hollywood, California.
- This movie makes a reference to the upcoming Horrors of the Black Museum, which was directed by Arthur Crabtree and released in November, 1959. That film is also written by Aben Kandel and Herman Cohen.
- Actor Frank Richards is uncredited for his participation in this film.
- Screenwriter Herman Cohen also makes a cameo appearance as Banks, a director seen in the projection room. He is uncredited in the film in this capacity.
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