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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 »
Plot:
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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Sleazefest...Inexplicably Rated PG! See more (26 total) »

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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Runtime:
89 min | Canada:90 min
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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Sleazefest...Inexplicably Rated PG!, 24 February 2004
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

Count Frankenstein (Rossano Brazzi, best known as the star of the screen version of SOUTH PACIFIC) is busy at work at his castle home, sending out his gravediggers to get corpses for his experiments, and tinkering around with a tied-up cave man named Goliath (check out that unibrow). The doc's beautiful daughter Maria (played by "Simone Blondell") shows up with her fiance Eric (Eric Mann) and friend Krista (Christiane Royce aka Rucker) whom the count takes a liking to. One of his assistants is the dwarf Genz (3'4" Michael Dunn), a real sick-o type who fondles dead bodies, spies on the women bathing and having sex, and is eventually kicked out on the castle. He teams up with Ook (Boris Lugosi aka Salvatore Baccaro), yet another cave-dwelling Neanderthal man outcast, and the two plot to get back at the doctor. In one scene the duo kidnap a girl from town, tie her up, rape and kill her. Genz tells Ook, "I'm going to teach you the pleasures of life!" Meanwhile, Goliath (Loren Ewing) escapes and starts killing and townspeople with torches show up for the finale.

Helen Keller must have been serving on the MPAA ratings board when they gave this nudity and sickness-filled effort a PG rating. All in all though, it's a pretty silly combo of tried and true exploitation elements from the period and nothing much surprising happens.

Score: 3 out of 10

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