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Director:
Writers:
Mark Smith (screenplay) &
William Rose (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
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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Mildly entertaining nonsense See more (27 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 (as Christiane Royce)
Margaret Oliver ... Paisan Woman
Alessandro Perrella ... Doctor (as Perrella Alessandro)
Roberto Fizz ... Paisan (as Bob Fiz)
Annamaria Tornello ... Raped Girl (as Tornello Annamaria)
Aristide Caporale ... Grave-Digger
Nicola Palumbo ... Agent (as Palumbo Nicola)
Mike Monty ... Paisan
Rossella Ferrero ... Paisan Woman
Ozzie Raghet ... Almut
Walter Saxer ... Warner

Directed by
Dick Randall  (as Robert H. Oliver)
 
Writing credits
Mark Smith (screenplay) &
William Rose (screenplay) &
Roberto Spano (screenplay)

Mario Francini  uncredited

Produced by
Dick Randall .... producer (as Robert H. Oliver)
G. Robert Straub .... executive producer
Oscar Brazzi .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Marcello Gigante 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Mancini (director of photography)
 
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 inspector
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 (as Nino Caciuttolo)
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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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Mildly entertaining nonsense, 23 June 2008
Author: sgtking from United States

Since the beginning of film there have been many adaptations, parodies, cartoons, etc. featuring the characters of Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankenstein.' There's of course the classic 1931 Universal film version and Kenneth Branagh's adaptation that got a mixed reaction. But in between there are films like this 1974 Italian production, which is one of the most bizarre and tacky interpretations of the story I think I've ever seen. Instead of the classic "mad scientist brining a man back to life" scenario, we get that and some strange subplots. Is it really that bad of a movie though? Well, it is pretty poor in terms of directing and writing quality, but yet it's kind of fun if you don't take it too seriously. It's especially enjoyable if you watch the Elvira's Movie Macabre version.

Pros: A real nice and spooky old castle. Deliciously cheesy score. Some unintentionally humorous stuff. Loaded with old monster movie clichés that kind of add to the fun. Considering the quality of this the film the acting isn't too bad. Moves at an OK pace. Has a fair amount of camp value.

Cons: Lacking in good plot and characterization. Poor dubbing on not all, but most of the cast. Maybe too many clichés. Predictable ending with a stupid last line.

Final thoughts: It doesn't get much cheaper than this effort. Don't go out of your way to find it, but if you're in the mood for something a little on the goofy side then you might get some enjoyment out of this mix of exploitation, sex, and cheap thrills. Nobody does it like the Italians.

My rating: 2.5/5

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