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House of Frankenstein (1944)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 December 1944 (USA)
An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

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Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
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Carl Hussman
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Ilonka
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Hussman
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Charles Miller ...
Toberman
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Hertz
Hans Herbert ...
Meier
Dick Dickinson ...
Borg
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Storyline

After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann and his hunch back assistant revive Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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All the Screen's Titans of Terror - Together in the Greatest of All SCREEN SENSATIONS! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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1 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Chamber of Horrors  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The three villages that figure in Universal's Frankenstein saga get rather confusing. In "Frankenstein" and "Bride of Frankenstein" take place in or near the village of Frankenstein. In "Ghost of Frankenstein," The Monster and Ygor travel from Frankenstein to the village of Vasaria, where "Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man" takes place. However--in a geographical disconnect--in "House of Frankenstein," The Monster and The Wolf Man are found in ice near the village of Frankenstein. They are revived and move on to the village of Visaria. See more »

Goofs

Just after the scene where Dracula dissolves in the sunlight, we see the wagons driven by Doctor Niemann and Daniel pass a sign reading "Frankenstein-1km". If you look past the sign, in the distance you can see a pile of film equipment cases and crates, and even bits of scaffolding used for lighting. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Now will you give me my chalk?
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Connections

Featured in Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Tantrums
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Music by Max Rapp and Milton Rosen
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Karloff does a great job in this enjoyable horror film...
21 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Boris Karloff has a fine time playing the evil Dr. Niemann who escapes from prison with his hunchback assistant (J. Carrol Naish) and seeks revenge on those who sent him there. The plot involves three of the Universal monsters--Dracula (John Carradine), Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.)

It's all done in the usual atmospheric style with some impressive sets and photography. Good support from Anne Gwynne, Elena Verdugo and Lionel Atwill. Verdugo is a gypsy girl loved by the hunchback assistant, Naish, who plays his role extremely well. She, in turn, has a yen for the self-pitying Wolf Man.

Despite the presence of three monsters, it is Boris Karloff who dominates the film from the start. As soon as he overtakes the director of a traveling chamber of horrors, the film gets off to a brisk start and never fails to entertain. A good entry in the horror cycle.


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