In our "Drive-in
Double Bill" section,, legendary B film
director Herbert L. Strock detailed his filmmaking origins,
as well as his initial forays into the sci fi and horror
fields. In part two, he brings us up to date, sharing
much of his genius for streamlining along the way.
B MONSTER: Just
as in Teenage Frankenstein, the final scene of
How to Make a Monster is in color. Was this difficult
HERB STROCK: The color at the end
of these pictures was [producer] Herman Cohen's gimmick
and we always had to plan this as a separate reel. You
can't intermix color and black and white because one
would be out of focus while the other would be in focus.
So we planned this very, very carefully. It was a lot
of fun working with Herman. We got along fine.