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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

 -  Horror  -  12 June 1974 (USA)
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Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr.... See full summary »

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Dr. Simon Helder
Madeline Smith ...
Sarah
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Monster
John Stratton ...
Asylum Director Adolf Klauss
Michael Ward ...
Transvest
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Wild One
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Police Sergeant
Clifford Mollison ...
Judge
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Bodysnatcher
Philip Voss ...
Ernst
Christopher Cunningham ...
Hans (as Chris Cunningham)
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Prof. Durendel
Lucy Griffiths ...
Old Hag
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Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalized for conducting such experiments. Written by Humberto Amador

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His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell! See more »

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12 June 1974 (USA)  »

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Frankenstein E o Monstro do Inferno  »

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Patrick Troughton (Bodysnatcher) had a small role as a mortuary attendant in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) but it was cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

After extracting the Professor's brain, Dr. Frankenstein holds it upside down. However, seconds later when he places it in a vat, it's right side up. See more »

Quotes

Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: [after operating eyeballs onto the creature] Now, in approximately one hour, when the narcosis wears off... we shall see.
Simon Helder: [jokingly] Let's hope it's he who sees!
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: ..."he who sees"?
Simon Helder: Sorry...
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: [begins to laugh maniacally] "He who sees"! I like that!
Simon Helder: I didn't think it was that funny, I must say...
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Dumb, but fun-filled monster flick from Hammer!
9 July 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is right where he should be...a psycho ward...only he's running it! Upon the arrival of a crazed young doctor (Shane Briant) who becomes his assistant, Dr. F is back in the lab experimenting with body parts to create a hairy, flesh-munching ghoul.

Fisher's attention to atmosphere and Cushing's patented mad doctor lay down a solid foundation, but John Elder's stilted script, cheapo production values (nice miniatures!) and poor make-up FX (the monster looks like Big Foot mixed with Cornelius from PLANET OF THE APES) kill its serious intentions. However, there's enough going on here to merit at least one watch for horror fans.

David Prowse (who went on to play Darth Vader in the STAR WARS series) plays the creature. It was sixth and final film in the Hammer series and was also Fisher's last. The original Paramount tape had over 5 minutes cut out, which have since been restored on newer prints.

Score: 4 out of 10


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