More about the myth of Karloff than the monster, this Mel Brooks pastiche (1974) is probably his best early film: within limits, it has unity, pace, and even a dramatic interest of sorts. Its satisfying look, which Brooks has yet to equal, is probably due to Dale Hennesy's production design and Gerald Hirschfeld's polished black-and-white cinematography. With Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, and Kenneth Mars.
Director: Mel Brooks
Producer: Michael Gruskoff
Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Gene Hackman, Richard Haydn, Liam Dunn, Danny Goldman, Leon Askin, Oscar Beregi, Lou Cutell, Arthur Malet and Richard Roth