An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka^Òs spirit has been ... See full summary »
Reginald Le Borg
Lon Chaney Jr.,
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 »
Larry Talbot finds himself in an asylum, recovering from an operation performed by the kindly Dr. Mannering. Inspector Owen finds him there, too, wanting to question him about a recent spate of murders. Talbot escapes and finds Maleva, the old gypsy woman who knows his secret: when the moon is full, he changes to a werewolf. She travels with him to locate the one man who can help him to die - Dr. Frankenstein. The brilliant doctor proves to be dead himself, but they do find Frankenstein's daughter. Talbot begs her for her father's papers containing the secrets of life and death. She doesn't have them, so he goes to the ruins of the Frankenstein castle to find them himself. There he finds the Monster, whom he chips out of a block of ice. Dr. Mannering catches up with him only to become tempted to monomania while using Frankenstein's old equipment. Written by
The Frankenstein Monster, played by Bela Lugosi, is mute in this film, even though Boris Karloff's monster spoke in the earlier The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Interestingly, Lugosi had refused the role in the original Frankenstein (1931) because he would have had no lines. When Lugosi accepted the part in this film, the original script contained dialogue for the Monster, which was later edited out. See more »
The monster, despite some popular misconceptions, IS named 'Frankenstein' in this series, as confirmed in the prologue of The Bride of Frankenstein. Although sticklers insist that Frankenstein is the name of the man who made the monster and not the monster himself, that only applies to the Mary Shelley novel. This film series deviates freely from the novel's plot and introduces many new characters and situations, including this one. See more »
Monsters galore - the outcasts unite to cause more terror
The wolfman's desperation at again finding himself the terror of the full moon (after four years of peaceful sleep) prompts him to seek help from Dr Frankenstein thus giving us the vision of the two screen monsters together at last. In fact they seem the best of friends, the wolfman gently protecting the forlorn monster from public attack - yes, the village mob is at it again ! However, the young doctor soon puts an end to all that by recharging the monster's energy so we have a ring-side seat at the heavyweight fight. The various roars and expressions of the two are excellent as the stiff armed monster (the sweetly smiling Bela Lugosi) and agile wolf man (the great Lon Chaney with more imaginative hairiness in comparison to his first wolfish screen appearance) growl for territory. Great stuff from beginning to the sudden somewhat abrupt end - did they run out of ideas or money I wonder !
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