The Wolf Man (1941)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Screenwriter Curt Siodmak was having lunch with producer George Waggner at the Universal commissary. During their lunch Siodmak told Waggner that he needed a down payment for a new car and jokingly told him that he had a great title for a new film “Frankenstein Wolfs the Meatman". Later that day Waggner called Siodmak to his office and told him to change the title to “Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman” and go buy the car. With that Siodmak went to work on Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), which became the sequel both to The Wolf Man (1941) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942).
Lugosi’s age also proved to be a disadvantage for him, he turned 60 during the production. Stuntman Gil Perkins was hired to do the stunt work for the aging actor in the action scenes and in the scene of the monster being released from the ice, as a result Lugosi’s total screen time was less than six minutes.