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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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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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Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (Terence Fisher, 1974) *** See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Peter Cushing ... Baron Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Carl Victor

Shane Briant ... Dr. Simon Helder
Madeline Smith ... Sarah

David Prowse ... Monster
John Stratton ... Asylum Director Adolf Klauss
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 ... Prof. Durendel
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 
 
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Anthony Hinds  (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)
 
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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
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
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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)
 
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Kay Rawlings .... continuity
 

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99 min | USA:93 min
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
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 »
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Continuity: 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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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (Terence Fisher, 1974) ***, 22 October 2006
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

Hammer's last Frankenstein outing is one of their best; despite the great sadness that went in its production (inherent in the film's overall effect but thankfully not swamped by it), the film emerges as a pretty solid and well-crafted chiller with a remarkable Gothic flavor (all the more impressive for being made on such shoddy finances - the film allegedly carried one of the companies' lowest-ever budgets!).

Script and direction keep the action of the plot moving, despite the necessarily cramped settings. Peter Cushing and Terence Fisher's own personal state of minds create a poignant, almost elegiac ode to Gothic horror: this was to prove their final collaboration (indeed, it was Fisher's very last film). The camera-work, James Bernard's score and the production design all contribute to make this a true harking-back to the heyday of Hammer horror (in view of the fact that a lot of changes were effected during the early 70s with varying degrees of success); still, along with BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1971), DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (1971), DEMONS OF THE MIND (1972) and CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER (1974), this is one of the last great Hammer films.

The Baron had evolved a great deal during his sixteen-year period at Hammer (producing seven films in all, only one of which did not feature Peter Cushing and only two were not helmed by Terence Fisher), reaching its zenith perhaps in FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) where virtually no trace of humanity could be detected in the character! This final venture finds him more relaxed (or, perhaps, I should say resigned) but certainly no saner or less involved with his obsessive quest to achieve immortality!! The rest of the cast is equally admirable: Shane Briant, one of Hammer's bright young hopefuls, building upon his achievements in both DEMONS OF THE MIND and CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER; Madeleine Smith graces the screen with her presence, managing to give her character (an abused mute inmate) an inner strength and compassion that would normally be difficult to communicate without words; Dave Prowse's monster is a memorably designed hulk (somewhat overdone in the style of Fredric March's Hyde persona in the 1931 version of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE) but who unreservedly elicits the audience's sympathy because, saddled with numerous body parts that do not belong to him, he is forced to go on living when his sole desire (possessing an ugly interior as well as exterior) was to end it all!; a few supporting characters are allowed to shine as well, notably Patrick Troughton, John Stratton and Bernard Lee.

The DVD transfer is stunning, especially in widescreen. However, Paramount really dropped the ball by opting to release the edited U.S. version: I have to agree with those who condemned them for it, because the missing footage (the artery clamping scene chief among them - as it stands now, the dialogue follows on too hurriedly, making the cut extremely obvious; the scene was not particularly graphic, but it certainly amplified the Baron's character and his dedication to his work) is certainly important and, if anything, helps keep the film's pace balanced as the 'stitching' together of scenes {sic} is awkwardly handled on more than one occasion (see also Bernard Lee's funeral, where Cushing suddenly appears beside the coffin when it is dropped to the ground); similarly, the climax is marred by the loss of footage where the inmates tear the monster apart (on the DVD it would seem that the monster was entirely made up of bits and pieces of flesh, so easily is he dismembered, when we know full well this isn't so!); interestingly, however, though all these bits of added gore are to be found on my murky full-screen VHS, one shot from the DVD is not in fact present - the slashed throat of the John Stratton character!

The Audio Commentary is an immensely enjoyable and lively talk: though the subject matter wanders alarmingly, the relationship between the three participants is so genuine that one cannot help but be drawn into their reminiscences, opinions and idle chatter; indeed, I'd go so far as to say that it's perhaps the best Commentary on a Hammer DVD I've heard!

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