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Wolf Man, Frankenstein tackle presidential issues

Glendale's Alex Theatre hosts a monstrous debate.

October 27, 2012|By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com
  • The Wolf Man, left, and Frankenstein, right, pose for some pictures at their mock presidential debate before the screening of Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man at the Alex Theater in Glendale.
The Wolf Man, left, and Frankenstein, right, pose for… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

With a howl and a grunt, Saturday’s monster presidential debate was off.

Decked out in suits and ties, Wolf Man and Frankenstein roared toward each other, past a row of American flags on stage at the Alex Theater in Glendale.

After a brief wrestle, Wolf Man extended his hairy claw and long black nails to shake his opponent’s green hand.

When the Alex Film Society planned to screen “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” actors Daniel Roebuck and Perry Shields — who Saturday played Wolf Man and Frankenstein, respectively — thought it would be fun to put on a monster debate, just in time for Halloween and Election Day.

The monsters would be taking on the hot-button issues, like voter fraud, said producer Randy Carter. “People seem to be voting twice,” Carter said, with a laugh. “They’re confused about being dead and undead.”

Energy was a contentious issue for the two monsters. While Electrical Party candidate Frankenstein called for “a lightening rod on every laboratory,” Wolf Man touted the “power of the moon.”

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But Frankenstein assured voters he was a man of the people. “In fact, I am a man of 10 people!” he screeched.

Wolf Man wasn’t convinced. “I hope you can prove with a birth certificate that every one of those 10 people was born in the U.S.,” he snarled.

The pair were scheduled for a second face-off at 8 p.m. Saturday. To hear more about the monsters’ platforms, watch their campaign ads online at www.docshocker.com.

Follow Alene Tchekmedyian on Google+ and on Twitter @atchek.

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