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Terror of Frankenstein (1977)

Victor Frankenstein (original title)
Victor Frankenstein's search for the secret of life leads to the creation of a monster that consumes his life and family.

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Leon Vitali ...
Per Oscarsson ...
Nicholas Clay ...
Stacy Dorning ...
Elizabeth (as Stacey Dorning)
Jan Ohlsson ...
Olof Bergström ...
Victor's Father
Mathias Henrikson ...
Captain Walton (as Mathias Henriksson)
Harry Brogan ...
The Blind Man
Jacinta Martín ...
David Byrne ...
Per-Axel Arosenius ...
The Inspector (as Per Axel Arosenius)
Tor Isedal ...
The Carpenter
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Archie O'Sullivan ...
Professor Waldhem
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Victor Frankenstein's search for the secret of life leads to the creation of a monster that consumes his life and family.

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Not bad if you can see it cheap
18 October 2006 | by (Nowhere Interesting) – See all my reviews

One of the more faithful adaptations (though that doesn't say much) of Mary Shelley's novel, this film is worth a look if you can see it without spending much money...particularly if you're a fan of the book, as I am. It does, unfortunately, leave out some key points of the novel, but not as many as most adaptations.

Cinematically, the film is rather drab. Too many sustained static shots and a rather sparse score bog the film down a bit, and the acting is too uneven. Some performances are great, while others are mediocre, and a few are simply bad.

Overall, the film feels a bit uneven and minimalistic, but it doesn't stray into some of the ridiculous areas that many Frankenstein films do. If only the direction were a bit more lively and the running time a bit longer (in order to include more of the important notes from the novel), it could have been a great film.

One considerable step down from Kenneth Branaugh's 1994 adaptation.


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