This may have been covered before so if it has, sorry for the repeat.
And let me first state that I love the UNIVERSAL HORROR films, unconditionally. That being said, I do realize that some of the dialogue is downright sappy, silly, over melodramatic, and oozing with something. Some of the examples of laughable dialogue that come to mind relate to LON CHANEY JR. and some of the things that were put into his mouth and he was forced to say. I am thinking of HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF DRACULA as the two main films, in my mind, that highlight this error on the part of the dialogue writers. Lon Chaney Jr. always came across to me as a big good natured lug that would never wax poetic as he did in these two films. What the heck were the dialogue writers thinking? Didn't they realize how stupid these things sounded coming out of his mouth? I don't have these two films playing in front of me or I would list the examples, but if you are familiar with these two films you will know what I am refering to. How about you, have you found instances of laughable dialogue in other UNIVERSAL HORROR films? When I say laughable, I am not refering to dialogue that was intended to elicit a laugh. I am refering to serious dialogue that when spoken by any of the actors in a UNIVERSAL HORROR film seem stupid, dopey, corny even by standards of the 30s or 40s, out of character, etc. And, most important, unintentionally elicit a laugh.