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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

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Alys
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Lt. Henry Becker
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Prof. Heiss
Graham James ...
Wilhelm Kassner
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Bailiff
Joan Rice ...
Graverobber's wife
Stephen Turner ...
Stephan
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Schoolmaster
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Dean
Glenys O'Brien ...
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Instructor
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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17 June 1971 (USA)  »

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Horror of Frankenstein  »

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Last film of Joan Rice. 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 »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstein: I'm going to make a person!
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Spoofs The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Less really is more!
8 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just caught this one late night on American Movie Classics. This is one of the much(!) better variations on the Shelley classic. Considering the low budgets which plagued the Hammer film productions, this one does much, much more -- and better -- than the big money, special effects laden Frankenstein variants of recent years.

The entire cast is excellent, with even the smaller roles performed better than many of the lead roles of today's so-called "stars." Writers Burnham and Sangster (who also directed) deserve kudos for their interpretation of Victor Frankenstein as as a cold-blooded, uncaring and results obsessed scientist willing to sacrifice anyone to the creation and preservation of his research. The dialog is excellent, with little verbosity, and moves the story along at a brisk pace with no boring parts at all.

The ending is simply brilliant in it's irony and potential for what would have been a most welcome sequel which, sadly, never came. It's also an excellent example of why children should never be left unwatched/unattended when introduced to new places...

Despite it's only being available in widescreen (which I really hate), I'm still buying this one on DVD! I highly recommend others do the same.


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