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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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Stephen Turner ...
Stephan
Neil Wilson ...
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Dean
Glenys O'Brien ...
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
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Chris Lethbridge-Baker ...
Priest (as C. Lethbridge Baker)
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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 Jeremy Burnham assumes he got away with giving the story a comic edge because none of the producers actually read the script. See more »

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When Victor circles the number 4 on the chart, the number 19 can be seen on the lower torso. When the camera pulls back, a large paper is covering the private parts of the diagram, obscuring the number 19. See more »

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First two thirds is surprisingly entertaining. After that...
13 January 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'd heard nothing but bad things about 'Horror Of Frankenstein', but after watching it I was surprised at how entertaining it was (for the most part). The first two thirds are pretty damn good in my opinion. It's basically a remake of the first Hammer Frankenstein movie but with added humour, which in places reminded me of Stuart Gordon's 80s classic 'Re-Animator'. Ralph Bates, who was in a few Hammer movies during this period (like 'Lust For A Vampire', the disappointing sequel to 'The Vampire Lovers'), plays an intense young Frankenstein who isn't that far removed from Jeffrey Combs' Herbert West. Bates gives a strong performance and the supporting cast includes lovelies Kate O'Mara (the French governess in 'The Vampire Lovers') and Veronica Carlson, which certainly helps a lot, as well as Jon Finch ('Frenzy') and a great comic turn from Dennis Price ('Theatre Of Blood', 'Vampyros Lesbos') as an eccentric grave robber. So far so good, but unfortunately when we finally see Frankenstein's monster (played by David "Darth Vader" Prowse) it's very anticlimactic. Prowse's monster is the worst I've ever seen in any Frankenstein movie and things fall apart very quickly from then on. Oh well. Anyway, while this movie ultimately disappoints I think Bates and Price make it worth watching all the same, and O'Mara is extremely sexy as a saucy servant girl. But it must be said that 'The Horror Of Frankenstein' ties with 'Lust For A Vampire' and 'Dracula A.D. 1972' as the weakest Hammer movie I've seen to date.


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