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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

R  |   |  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
Bernard Archard ...
Prof. Heiss
Graham James ...
Wilhelm Kassner
James Hayter ...
Joan Rice ...
Graverobber's wife
Stephen Turner ...
Neil Wilson ...
James Cossins ...
Glenys O'Brien ...
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Chris Lethbridge-Baker ...
Priest (as C. Lethbridge Baker)


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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Comedy | Horror


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17 June 1971 (USA)  »

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Horror of Frankenstein  »

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This is the only Hammer "Frankenstein" film in which Peter Cushing does not appear. See more »


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 »


Remake of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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one person's junk is another person's treasure
4 November 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

To clarify, it's really no treasure, but, neither do I agree with the consensus. As of this writing, other comments are overwhelmingly negative. But I don't think that this flick is all that bad. Sure - it's a temptation to compare it to other Hammer films and Frankenstein movies in general. But, because Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff aren't in it, THAT shouldn't be held against Horror of Frankenstein. (They weren't in Citizen Kane, either, but THAT'S a pretty good pic.) I'm guilty of too much comparing, myself, but, for some reason, I did not do it here. Maybe that's why I rated it "respectable". I'm satisfied with most aspects of this production, although, admittedly, the outset is a bit dialogue-heavy and action-starved. It takes a long, mundane time, but, through it all, we meet (among others), sociopathic med student, Victor Frankenstein; his straight-as-an-arrow classmate, Wilhelm; destitute-destined neighbor, Elizabeth; the buxom housekeeper (but lousy cook), Alys; the one-step-behind police lieutenant, Henry Becker; the good-at-what-he-does body and parts supplier and his widow; and, of course, the towering, impetuous monster. It has an easy-to-follow story, with enough Hammer cleavage... urrr, diversions... to make it interesting. This attempt is okay, in my book.

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