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His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell! See more »
Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Peter Cushing ... Baron Frankenstein

Shane Briant ... Simon
Madeline Smith ... Sarah

David Prowse ... Monster
John Stratton ... Asylum Director
Michael Ward ... Transvest
Elsie Wagstaff ... Wild One

Norman Mitchell ... Police Sergeant
Clifford Mollison ... Judge

Patrick Troughton ... Bodysnatcher
Philip Voss ... Ernst
Christopher Cunningham ... Hans (as Chris Cunningham)
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Professor Durendel (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)
Lucy Griffiths ... Old Hag

Bernard Lee ... Tarmut
Sydney Bromley ... Muller
Andrea Lawrence ... Brassy Girl
Jerold Wells ... Landlord
Sheila D'Union ... Gerda (as Sheila Dunion)
Norman Atkyns ... Smiler
Mischa De La Motte ... Twitch
Victor Woolf ... Letch
Winifred Sabine ... Mouse
Janet Hargreaves ... Chatter
Peter Madden ... Coach Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hugh Cecil ... Inmate (uncredited)
Ron Eagleton ... Inmate (uncredited)
Lianne Gilmore ... Inmate (uncredited)
Beatrice Greek ... Inmate (uncredited)
Toni Harris ... Inmate (uncredited)
Peter Macpherson ... Inmate (uncredited)
Gordon Richardson ... Aggressive (uncredited)
Nicholas Smith ... Death Wish (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Produced by
Roy Skeggs .... producer
Original Music by
James Bernard 
Cinematography by
Brian Probyn (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James Needs 
Casting by
James Liggat 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist
Maude Onslow .... hair stylist
Production Management
Christopher Neame .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Chris Carreras .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Roy P. Stevens .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Don Picton .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... dubbing mixer
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist (as Les Hammond)
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator (as Chick Anstiss)
Cedric James .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Malcolm Vinson .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
Hugh Bean .... musician: violin solos (uncredited)
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Kay Rawlings .... continuity

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99 min | USA:93 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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The last of Hammer's Frankenstein movies.See more »
Anachronisms: At c.17 minutes a modern 1970s high-pressure hose is used.See more »
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A fitting swansong for the Hammer Frankenstein series and Terence Fisher, 24 January 2015
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell for me is one of the weaker films from the Hammer Frankenstein series- Horror's the weakest with Evil second weakest- but that is not meant to be disparaging, just that I preferred Curse, Revenge, Destroyed and Created Woman.

Unlike the previous films the low-budget unfortunately does show in the production values especially with the Monster and the brains. The costumes are very stylish and while the sets are claustrophobic considering the setting that was actually appropriate and there is still the Gothic touch. However the photography is not quite as tight this time round(it is brilliant though in the scene where the Monster digs up the graves through a lightning storm, which is one of Hammer's most Gothic scenes) and the Monster make-up/costume despite being intentionally hideous and somewhat the most monster-like also looks a little ridiculous. Cushing also inexplicably wears a wig that doesn't suit him, and even he thought so.

However Fisher's direction is as taut as ever, never diluting the atmosphere there is and the music score is appropriately eerie. The script has the odd bit of wit and is very literate, the odd tired spot on just a few occasions but that is all. The story returns to the Gothic roots of Hammer's 50s output, in a nostalgic and affectionate way without being outdated at all. It is compellingly told and while the goriest of the seven Frankenstein films it's not in a gratuitous or over-utilised way; it's also not just suspenseful and at times creepy but it is movingly melancholic too especially with the open ending. It also does a better job showing and exploring the relationship between a mute girl and the monster than in Evil of Frankenstein, there is a rape scene but off-screen and unlike that in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed it was handled with taste and served more of a point in the storytelling and interplay between Frankenstein and Helder is a delight.

The performances are uniformly great. Shane Briant gives a restrained performance while always engaging and Madeline Smith is really touching communicating with just her face, body language and eyes. John Stratton is wonderfully slimy and David Prowse acquits himself far better than he did in Horror of Frankenstein, here he is very formidable but I did find myself taking pity on the monster as well(none of which were apparent in his performance in Horror). The acting honours do go to Peter Cushing whose performance brims with authority and he's also quite moving, both from his appearance and that it was the last time he played the Doctor/Baron. Look out also for Bernard Lee and Patrick Troughton. All in all, a solid Hammer Frankenstein film and a very fitting end to the series and for Terence Fisher. From the title, you'd think it'd be cheesy and amateurish but it's anything but. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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