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House of Frankenstein (1944)

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An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

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Cast

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Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
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Anne Gwynne ...
Rita
Peter Coe ...
Carl Hussman
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George Zucco ...
Lampini
Elena Verdugo ...
Ilonka
Sig Ruman ...
Russman
William Edmunds ...
Charles Miller ...
Toberman
Philip Van Zandt ...
Julius Tannen ...
Hertz
Hans Herbert ...
Meier
Dick Dickinson ...
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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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dracula | monster | hunchback | brain | gypsy | See more »

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THE DEVIL'S BROOD! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »

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1 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chamber of Horrors  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Universal employed an actress to dub actress's screams for their horror films, but Elena Verdugo's scream worked so well, it was retained in the final version. See more »

Goofs

When the Wolf Man commits a murder earlier in the picture the bite marks on the throat of his victim are readily apparent. Yet after having been mortally wounded by Larry, Ilonka drags herself to his side without any visible injury. See more »

Quotes

Ilonka: What's your name?
Lawrence Talbot: Lawrence.
Ilonka: Lawrence? Do they call you Larry?
Lawrence Talbot: They used to.
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Connections

Follows The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) See more »

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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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