Son of Frankenstein (1939) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Wolf von Frankenstein returns to the Baronial manor from the United States with his wife Elsa and son Peter. He not made welcome by the locals who are still terrified of his father's works and the monster he created. The local Burgomaster gives him a sealed briefcase left by his father and inside, Wolf finds his father's scientific notes. At the manor house he meets his father's assistant Igor who has a surprise for him: the monster his father created is still alive, though in some sort of coma. Wolf's initial attempts to re-animate the creature seem to fail but when Peter says he saw a giant in the woods, it appears he's met success. When people are mysteriously killed in the village there is little doubt that the monster is responsible.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • With their faithful servants Benson and Amelia in tow, Baron Wolf von Frankenstein, his wife Elsa and their young adolescent son Peter travel to the hometown of Wolf's father, Dr. Henry Frankenstein, who died years ago and thus who Wolf did not really know. They are making this journey so that Wolf can reclaim all that is his family heritage. He knows that they may not be welcome because of the scientific work of his father in creating a monster, that monster - long dead - now synonymous with the name Frankenstein and who wreaked havoc on the town including purportedly killing several townsfolk. Regardless, Wolf believes his father was a genius, and that the experiment of creating a live being out of dead tissue was revolutionary, but a project that got out of hand for reasons outside his control. Wolf finds that Police Inspector Krogh vows to protect him and the Frankensteins against any backlash from the townsfolk, who, despite the monster being dead, are still anxious as unexplained deaths have still been occurring in recent years that they do attribute to the monster. Krogh's assistance is despite the monster negatively affecting his own personal life. Wolf finds that one of his father's former assistants. Ygor, wants to help Wolf. Ygor was also vilified by the townsfolk, they who failed to kill Ygor by hanging years ago. As Wolf tries to reclaim all that was his father's, he will find that he may face the same fate as his father in that there are other forces outside his control who are working toward their own end goal incompatible with his.

    - Written by Huggo
  • Wolf Frankenstein, son of Henry Frankenstein, returns with his wife, to his fathers estate to claim his inheritance. When he arrives with his family he recieves a hostile reception from locals. While exploring his fathers laboratory he comes across crooked blacksmith - Ygor, who asks him to revive his father's creation - the MONSTER who is lying in a coma. Wolf tries to revive the monster and believes he fails but then some of the locals are found murdered soon after who just happened to be part of the jury that sent Ygor to the gallows. The villagers immediately connect the killings to Frankenstein and send the inspector to investigate. He discovers the monster is alive and is being used as tool by Ygor. Wolf then in fit of madness shoots Ygor. The then enraged monster losing his only friend kidnaps Wolf's son. In the end Wolf tracks the monster to the lab where he swings down on a chain knocking the monster into a sulpher pit and thus his demise.

    - Written by Peter Gonzalez
  • One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

    - Written by Directorgene


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