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The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Unrated | | Horror | 8 May 1964 (USA)
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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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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8 May 1964 (USA)  »

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El castigo de Frankenstein  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Hammer were barred from copying any details from the Universal films of the 1930s and '40s, including the famous monster make-up. This film, however, was distributed by Universal, and so Hammer had free rein to copy elements from the Universal franchise, most noticeably the creature's make-up and the laboratory sets. See more »

Quotes

Body Snatcher: [referring to a stolen body] I've got it!
Baron Frankenstein: So I observe... and so will half the county, if you don't hurry up and bring it inside!
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Featured in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Fun Fair Waltz
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Music by Richard Adler
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Why can't they leave me alone? Why can't they ever leave me alone?
16 September 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Peter Cushing makes the greatest Dr. Frankenstein and he certainly doesn't disappoint here. Hammer Studios made several Frankenstein films, and this may not be the best, but it certainly is worth the time.

After reviving his monster, Dr. Frankenstein enlisted the services of Zoltan the Hypnotist (Peter Woodthorpe, the voice of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings). Zoltan was a despicable character, and Woodthorpe was perfect for the role.

Sandor Elès as Hans, Dr. Frankenstein's assistant, and Katy Wild, as a deaf and mute beggar girl were also very good.

Of course, one would have wanted to see more of Caron Gardner, the Burgomaster's wife, but it was not to be.


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