In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and ... See full summary »
Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Ludwig, obsessed with the idea of restoring the monster to full power, is unaware that his various associates all have different ideas about whose brain is to be transplanted into the monster's skull. Written by
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The dramatic shadow cast by the monster's hand when first
discovered by Ygor in the sulfur pit comes from a light source completely at odds with the overhead light shining down into the sulfur pit in which we see the monster encased. See more »
OK, we all know that "Frankenstein" was the trend setter. "The Bride Of Frankenstein" was the superior follow-up and "Son Of Frankenstein" was the most literate. But of all the Universal Studios "Frankenstein" movies, my favorite is 1942's "The Ghost Of Frankenstein". I really don't know why, perhaps because this is the film I caught most often at midnight on "Fright Night" on WOR-TV. The movie itself is standard fare, but to me it is so breezy and so much fun I just enjoy watching it over and over again. Lugosi is great a Ygor the hunch back servant who is the monsters guiding light. Chaney Jr. is not the ideal frankenstein but he pulls it off here. Some great lines like Lugosi's "Look at the lightning, the lightning is your mother" he says to the creature. All in all, a lot of fun with a heavy dose of Universal charm and atmosphere!
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