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Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 20 July 1958 (USA)
Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

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Mike Shaw
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Carolyn Hayes
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Douglas Row (as Donald Barry)
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Wilhelm Gottfried
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Morgan Haley
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Storyline

Baron Victor Von Frankenstein has fallen on hard times; he was tortured at the hands of the Nazis for not cooperating with them during World War II and he is now badly disfigured. As his family's wealth begins to run out, the Baron is forced to allow a TV crew shooting a documentary on his monster-making ancestors to film at his castle in Germany. However, the Baron has some ideas of his own: using the money from the crew's rent he buys an atomic reactor and uses it to create a hulking monster, transplanting his butler's brain into the thing and using it to kill off the crew for more spare parts. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The One...The Only KING OF MONSTERS as the new demon of the atomic age!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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20 July 1958 (USA)  »

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Frankenstein 1960  »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The black statuette from The Maltese Falcon (1941) was used by the Warners prop department to dress the set. See more »

Goofs

The degree of damage to Karloff's disfigured eye changes from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Carolyn Hayes: Organ music always makes me think of death!
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Referenced in Lobster Man from Mars (1989) See more »

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Karloff Made This Film
5 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a down right awful film... it's actually quite fun to watch. This might not be the best film Karloff has starred in but it's entertaining! It's nice to see Karloff in a role reversal of Frankenstein. He is the scientist who created The Monster in this film.

I have to agree with other reviewers that it is Karloff's presence in the movie that makes this one worth watching over again. Some of the film is laughable - which really creates the "fun" in watching the film.

Love the semi-Gothic atmosphere - and the surprise at the end of it.

All in all this is a good weekend popcorn flick! Worth watching if you like anything Frankenstein and/or Boris Karloff! 7/10


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