Horror Comedy Trivia: Young Frankenstein

When Mel Brooks was preparing for this film, he discovered that Ken Strickfaden, who had made the elaborate electrical machinery for the lab sequences in the Universal Frankenstein films, was still alive and living in the Los Angeles area. Brooks visited Strickfaden and found that he had stored all the equipment in his garage. Brooks made a deal to rent the equipment and gave Strickfaden the screen credit he did not receive for the original films.

Frankenstein, 1931
Young Frankenstein, 1974

Find more behind-the-scenes facts at IMDb Trivia: Young Frankenstein (1974).

The Powers of Medusa’s Head

When the blood dripped from Medusa’s head onto the plains of Libya, each drop of blood transformed into venomous serpents. The power of Medusa’s head is seen again when Perseus encountered the Titan Atlas. When Perseus asked Atlas for a place to rest for a short while, his request was refused. Knowing that he would not be able to defeat the Titan with brute force alone, he took out Medusa’s head, and Atlas was turned into a mountain.

Head of Medusa by Peter Paul Rubens

From The Real Story of Medusa: The Protective Powers From a Snake-Haired Gorgon