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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  17 June 1971 (USA)
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The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The... See full summary »

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Lt. Henry Becker
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Dean
Glenys O'Brien ...
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
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The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The monster is aggressive and wreaks havoc outside the laboratory. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Writer / producer / director Jimmy Sangster was brought in to look at and revise if necessary the original screenplay by Jeremy Burnham, and realized that it was essentially The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) all over again, which had been done just a dozen years earlier. Not wanting to do the same movie again, it was his decision to inject all the humor and sex into the script. He didn't commit fully to the project until Hammer Studios agreed to give him the opportunity to direct. See more »

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When the monster first leaves the castle it pulls the lock right out of the door. Shortly afterward it is in place again without anybody having the time to do the repair. See more »

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Featured in Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »

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Victor Frankenstein as a young sociopath; dull monster
4 December 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Hammer is good at sets, props, costumes, and casting overall. However, the writing for this one is on the weak side, as was the casting of Prowse as Frankenstein's monster and the makeup for the monster.

Frankenstein is played as a smart-alecky sociopath, which I didn't so much have a problem with. The people are him are rather stupid, which works out well for him but I found it a bit boring and perhaps it should have been played a little more for comedy than it already was. Prowse's monster is one of the least interesting monsters in any Frankenstein movie. He's a killer from the start, and then Frankenstein's attack dog essentially. He's also not merely large, but exceptionally fit, which just doesn't seem right.

Kate O'Mara shows off as much cleavage as is possible without showing more, suggesting Frankenstein perhaps invented tape. It didn't strike me as a particularly bloody film, so some of the other comments make me wonder if I didn't happen upon an edited version. I watched the Republic Pictures videotape released 1994.


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