Son of Frankenstein (1939) Poster


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Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)

Followed by 

The Wolf Man (1941)

Edited into 

Lost City of the Jungle (1946)
sulfur pit scenes from edited into
The Son of Frankenstein (1966) (Short)
to create an affordable short subject product for home movie use, using material from a feature film.


Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
the name Igor originated from Mystery of the Wax Museum and was later used for the first time as Dr. Frankenstein's assistant in Son of Frankenstein.

Referenced in 

The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
The music track for this film was lifted largely from Son of Frankenstein (1939), _The Mummy's Hand (1940), The Wolf Man (1941), and _Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)_.
To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 17 March 1959 (1959) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie that has been presented on Nightmare
Mister Ed: Ed's New Neighbors (1962) (TV Episode)
Mister Ed refers to Mr. Douglas as the father of the son of Frankenstein.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Lionel Atwill as Inspector Krogh speaks with a similar accent and has an artificial arm he must reposition with his good arm in a manner similar to Dr. Strangelove's
One More Time (1970)
Davis, Jr. tells the lord that he saw "Ygor" down in the basement, and in fact we do see a man with disfigured posture-this is the only film in which Cushing as Frankenstein appears with Ygor or "the vampire" (Christopher Lee).
Lady Frankenstein (1971)
Dr. Frankenstein has a child who continues his work as both a scientist and an adult.
Sanford and Son: Coffins for Sale (1972) (TV Episode)
Fred demands Lamont not to call him pop beause he sounded more like the Son of Frankenstien
The Hanging Woman (1973)
Son of Frankenstein was the source of the film cliche of the assistant named Ygor or Igor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Mel Brooks/Susan Blakely/Bob Rosefsky (1975) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mel Brooks, who erroneously credits James Whale with directing it
Final Exam (1981)
Radish says "Come in, Igor".
Buenas noches, señor monstruo (1982)
stills of the movie appears in the main credits.
Rhinestone (1984)
"I feel like Son of Frankenstein"
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo: That's Monstertainment (1985) (TV Episode)
The Frankenstein movie is called "The Son of the Bride of the Ghost of Frankenstein"
Castlevania (1986) (Video Game)
Ygor, who debuted in Son of Frankenstein, appears in this video game with the Frankenstein's Monster-doubly odd as Son of Frankenstein takes place in the 20th century and Shelley's novel takes place in the 1700's/1800's.
TaleSpin: The Sound and the Furry (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Man made, almost indestructable creature dies in pool of hot liquid. The ending of both movies.
Snix (1993) (Short)
A VHS tape of the movie is seen behind James during the 1998 introduction.
Married... with Children: Dud Bowl II (1995) (TV Episode)
Bud's code name is "Son of Frankenstein".
Weird Science: Searching for Boris Karloff (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary refers to Wyatt as "Ygor."
Hang Time: Just One of the Guys (1996) (TV Episode)
Mary Beth jokingly refers to Amy as "Ygor."
Hang Time: Short Cuts (1996) (TV Episode)
Amy plays Ygor in the "Frankenstein" inspired class film.
Making Frankensense of 'Young Frankenstein' (1996) (Video)
mentioned once
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Whale corrected Clayton that he didn't direct Son of Frankenstein.
Sliders: The Alternateville Horror (1998) (TV Episode)
Quinn refers to Remmy as "Ygor."
Homicide: Life on the Street: The Same Coin (1999) (TV Episode)
Griscom refers to one of the other medical examiners as "Ygor" and tells him to go to the cemetery and dig up a fresh heart.
Big Wolf on Campus: Pilot (1999) (TV Episode)
Tommy compares Merton to Ygor.
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999) (Short)
mentioned once
Edgemont: Push Comes to Shove (2001) (TV Episode)
Chris says, "And I'm not Ygor running errands for Dr. Frankenstein."
Star Trek: Enterprise: Horizon (2003) (TV Episode)
Trip says it's one of the three greatest horror films of all time and it will be on at their movie night.
Shark Zone (2003) (Video)
A character nicknames himself after a character in this movie
Bones: Spaceman in a Crater (2007) (TV Episode)
Cam calls Zack "Igor" bacause he has no respect for the body he's working on.
Death Race (2008)
Joe calls Ames "Ygor" because he thinks he's ugly. This was the character Bela Lugosi played in this movie.
Igor (2008)
Character originated as Ygor, but has been changed to "Igor"
Don't Look Up (2009)
mentioned that Igor is called "Fritz" in the first two movies before his name changes
Travelogue of the Dead: On the Rhodes Again (2010) (Video)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.142 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Frankenstein"
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in David J. Schow's script for "A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child".
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dracula vs. Frankenstein (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentions the Universal monster sequels
The Super Hero Squad Show: This Man-Thing, This Monster! (Six Against Infinity, Part 3) (2011) (TV Episode)
Dracula uses this title as an exclamation
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
discusses the Frankenstein series
Frankenweenie (2012)
The character Edgar Gore, or E. Gore, is named after Ygor, the obsessed assistant from this movie.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Curse of Frankenstein (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown when James mentions his reviews on the Universal Frankenstein films from two years ago.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown in the Cinemassacre's Monster Madness promo.
Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (2014) (Video)
Easter eggs and cinematography are the same as are the character names with just some alterations
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
The hunchback's name is Ygor, like the Bela Lugosi character from this Frankenstein sequel, NOT the Dwight Frye character from the original, whose name was Fritz.
Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood (2016) (Video)
The Son of Zombie movie poster is an omage to this poster.
Sharkenstein (2016)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Golden Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
takes #3 on '30s list
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Wolfman Vs Dracula (2016) (TV Episode)
originally meant to be in Technicolor
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Spawn Games (2019) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of the movie was seen on display.

Featured in 

House of Frankenstein (1944)
A clip of the Monster's howl is taken from the film.
Creature Features: Son of Frankenstein (1970) (TV Episode)
This movie is featured in this episode.
Creature Features: Son of Frankenstein (1971) (TV Episode)
This film was featured in this episode.
Son of Svengoolie: Son of Svengoolie's Halloween Special: Son of Frankenstein (1939) (1980) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
The Horror Hall of Fame (1990) (TV Movie)
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
shows footage from
100 Years of Horror (1996) (TV Series)
100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein (1996) (TV Episode)
100 Years of Horror: Bela Lugosi (1996) (TV Episode)
Universal Horror (1998) (TV Movie)
The American Nightmare (2000)
John Landis mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) (Video)
clips shown
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Monsters! (2000) (Video)
Scene from this film is shown here.
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.8 (2004) (TV Episode)
DVD compilation Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection featuring the film is reviewed + footage used
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Frankenstein (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips from this movie are shown
Svengoolie: Son of Frankenstein (2007) (TV Episode)
The Girls Next Door: Heavy Lifting (2007) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown after Holly compares an old couch to "the bog of eternal stench"
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009) (TV Movie)
Contains a scene from the film.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Body Snatcher (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of Ygor was shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Frankenstein 1970 (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of Baron Wolf von Frankenstein & the Monster were shown and James pointed out that Baron Victor von Frankenstein would be his son.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and discussed.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: House of Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
cataloging the mad doctors of the franchise
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Incredible Hulk #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara backs up the fact that Frankenstein IS the monster's name
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Evil of Frankenstein (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown and James recalls the hypnosis of the monster by Igor from this movie
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
compares to the first Living Dead movies as one of the best horror trilogies
Why Horror? (2014)
Clips are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Third Installments in Movie Franchises (2014) (TV Episode)
Son of Frankenstein is given an honorable mention.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
other "son of" horror movies
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Young Frankenstein (2014) (TV Episode)
James draws comparisons to Young Frankenstein
Where did Frankenstein's brain go? (2017) (Short)
Screencaps are shown.

Spoofed in 

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
The "Son Of the Invisible Man" segment parodies the title. The "Son Of" horror movie concept started with this movie.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
Gangreen has an assistant named Igor.
George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (1997) (TV Special)
George Carlin's sequel to The Bible could be called "Son Of The Bible".
Big Wolf on Campus: Frank Stein (2000) (TV Episode)
Edgar is a parody of Ygor.
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)
A hunchback named Igor parodies a character from this movie.

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