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The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Unrated  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  8 May 1964 (USA)
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Peter Woodthorpe ...
Zoltan
Duncan Lamont ...
Chief of Police
Sandor Elès ...
Hans
Katy Wild ...
Beggar Girl
David Hutcheson ...
Burgomaster
James Maxwell ...
Priest
Howard Goorney ...
Drunk
Anthony Blackshaw ...
Policeman
David Conville ...
Policeman
Caron Gardner ...
Burgomaster's Wife
Kiwi Kingston ...
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The monster is back and no one can stop him. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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8 May 1964 (USA)  »

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El castigo de Frankenstein  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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Howard Goorney is dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Baron Frankenstein: [upon discovering a hanged effigy of himself inside his ransacked home] Why can't they leave me alone? Why can't they *ever* leave me alone?
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Universal Monster Flavored Entry In Hammer's Classic Series
4 October 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Hammer had made a concentrated effort not to copy elements of the Universal films which inspired them for fear of copyright litigation but because of a distribution deal with the American studio they were permitted to make The Evil of Frankenstein in the style of the classic monsters of the 30s-40s. The baron returns to his castle and enlists the aid of a carnival hypnotist to help control his creation (patterned after the Jack Pierce make ups). The hypnotist has a secret agenda however and orders the monster to murder his enemies. It's interesting to see Cushing playing the insane baron in a more heroic light. Recommended.


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