Mel Brooks's follow-up to his enormously successful western spoof, BLAZING SADDLES, tackles the horror genre--specifically, FRANKENSTEIN and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. This time Brooks tones down his broad humor a bit to create a work that is both an affectionate parody and a
knowlegeable homage to its cinematic forebears. Gene Wilder plays Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (now defiantly pronounced "FRONK-en-steen"), a med school lecturer who thinks his infamous grandfather's work is "doo-doo." The younger Frankenstein must finally face his destiny when he inherits his
grandfather's Transylvanian estate. Once there, he meets Igor (pronounced "eye-gore" and played by the ...