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 overview, first billed only:
Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
Anne Gwynne ...
Carl Hussman
George Zucco ...
Sig Ruman ...
Burgomaster Hussman
William Edmunds ...
Charles Miller ...
Philip Van Zandt ...
Julius Tannen ...
Hans Herbert ...


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 <>

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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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Of the 5 'Wolf Man' films featuring Lon Chaney Jr.; this is the only entry that does not feature the Wolf Man's growl or howl. It may be there but, if it is, it's drowned out by Hans J. Salter's music score. See more »


When Larry Talbot emerges from the ice, his clothes are perfectly dry and pressed. See more »


Daniel: Master.
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Yes?
Daniel: Now that I have helped you with Strauss and Ullman, will you give Talbot's body to me?
Dr. Gustav Niemann: What?
Daniel: He's big. He's strong.
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Talbot's body is the perfect place for the monster's brain that I will add to and subtract from in my experiments.
Daniel: Master, you made me a promise.
Dr. Gustav Niemann: No! You think I'd wreck the work of a lifetime because you're in love with a, a Gypsy girl?
Daniel: I've killed four men for you!
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Do as I say or I'll never help you.
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Featured in Wolfman Chronicles (1991) See more »


Gypsy Tantrums
Music by 'Max Rapp' and Milton Rosen
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A nice change from the gore-fests of 1999
21 December 1999 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

I grew up in the 60s, and my dad introduced me to the Universal Horror movies through TV reruns. Among the attractions: the mysterious atmosphere, the B&W photography, the convincing and committed performances, the occasional wit and humor. These films never fail to please me and put me in a good mood, and this one is one of my favorites. Lots of fun with the monsters, moods and music. Call me old-fashioned, but I'd rather watch just one of these old chestnuts than a year's worth of Freddies, Jasons, etc.

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