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January 1975 (USA) See more »
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A mad scientist toils in secret. His experiments defy nature. His creatures destroy life. See more »
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Brazzi plays mad Dr. Frankenstein, Dunn is an evil dwarf and Lugosi (no relation to Bela) is a Neanderthal man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Rossano Brazzi ... Count Frankenstein

Michael Dunn ... Genz
Edmund Purdom ... Prefect

Gordon Mitchell ... Igor
Loren Ewing ... Goliath
Luciano Pigozzi ... Hans (as Alan Collins)
Xiro Papas ... Kreegin
Salvatore Baccaro ... Ook (as Boris Lugosi)
Simonetta Vitelli ... Maria (as Simone Blondell)
Eric Mann ... Eric
Laura De Benedittis ... Valda
Robert Marx ... Koerner
Christiane Rücker ... Krista Lauder (as Christiane Royce)
Margaret Oliver ... Paisan Woman
Alessandro Perrella ... Doctor (as Perrella Alessandro)
Roberto Fizz ... Paisan (as Bob Fiz)
Annamaria Tornello ... Raped Girl
Aristide Caporale ... Grave Digger
Palumbo Nicola ... Agent
Rossella Ferrero ... Paisan Woman
Ozzie Raghet ... Almut
Walter Saxer ... Warner
Mike Monty ... Paisan
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Directed by
Dick Randall  (as Robert H. Oliver)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Francini 
William Rose 
Mark Smith 
Roberto Spano 

Produced by
G. Robert Straub .... executive producer
Oscar Brazzi .... producer (uncredited)
Dick Randall .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Marcello Gigante 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Mancini 
 
Film Editing by
Enzo Micarelli 
 
Art Direction by
Mario Ciccarella 
 
Makeup Department
John Amadei .... makeup artist
Stefano Trani .... hair stylist (as Stephen Trani)
 
Production Management
Emilio Cannaroli .... production manager
Sergio Merolle .... production supervisor
Xiro Papas .... production director (as Ciro Papa)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renzo Girolami .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Paplardo .... property master
E. Rancati .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Tonino Cacciottolo .... sound effects
Renato Cadueri .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianlorenzo Battaglia .... assistant camera (as John Laurence Battaglia)
Emilio Varriano .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Rossella Ferrero .... second secretary of production
Marina Grimaldi .... script supervisor
Egidio Ippoliti .... first secretary of production
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks" - USA (video title)
"Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks" - USA (dubbed version)
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89 min | Canada:90 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fair to middling Italian Gothic Frankenstein sex movie, 21 August 2007
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Even die-hard fans of the 60's Italian Gothic horror films of Bava, Fredda, et. al. would have to admit that those films aren't known their careful, logical plotting. But in the 1970's when these films were freed from the constraints of censorship (and good taste) and fell into the hands of less talented directors, they REALLY went off the rails, veering between downright silly and completely insane (sometimes both at the same time). And nobody suffered more during this period than Frankenstein's monster.

In this film "Count Frankenstein" (apparently he was demoted from Baron) takes time off from his building his monster to woo his busty adult daughter's even bustier friend. Meanwhile he has fired his lecherous hunchback dwarf assistant after catching him feeling up female corpses (did I mention this was originally rated PG?). The disgruntled and vengeful dwarf then does what any disgruntled, vengeful dwarf would do in a movie like this--he finds a group of Neanderthal men living in a nearby cave and befriends a particularly large one named "Oog". The pair plot their revenge (although not before taking time off to watch the Count's daughter and her friend skinny-dipping). As you might imagine the end is a ridiculous battle between caveman and Frankenstein's monster.

This film is similar to "Lady Frankenstein" but not as good. Lead Rossano "South Pacific" Brazzi is frankly not as good of actor as Rosalba Neri/Sara Bay (he probably doesn't look as good naked either, but fortunately we never find out). It also doesn't compare to "Flesh for Frankenstein" lacking that film's self-consciously artistic NYC irony, but all these Italian Frankenstein films are similar enough to give lie to claims of "F. for F." co-director Paul Morrisey (the guy who replaced the tripod in Andy Warhol's home movies) that his Italian collaborators made no significant contribution to that film. On the other hand, this movie is better than "Frankenstein '80" (although its PG rating precludes the rape-by-Frankenstein's-monster angle of that one). It's also better I than "Frankenstein All'Italia" (I'm not sure though since that one's only available in Italian, and I only watched it because of my strange crush on the late, obscure Italian actress Jenny Tamburi). As Italian Gothic Frankenstein sex movies go than, this one is fair to middling. You can take that as as a recommendation or not.

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