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Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie (1984)

The descendants of Baron Frankenstein return to the family castle to search for the family fortune that is supposed to be hidden there.

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Matilda 'Tillie' Frankenstein
June Wilkinson ...
Randy
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
The Monster (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
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Bürgermeister
Rod Colbin ...
Grocer Schnitt
Chandler Garrison ...
Police Superintendent Schwerbaum
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Banker Schlockmocker
Garnett Smith ...
Lawyer Schnabel
Ken Smith ...
Judge Edelweiss
Karen Haber ...
Secretary Gudrun Geduldig
Edgar Vivar ...
Feldwebel Erstarren
Joaquín García Vargas ...
Big Black Bill (as Borolas)
Joy George ...
Woman police officer
Margaret Donaghey ...
Granny
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The descendants of Baron Frankenstein return to the family castle to search for the family fortune that is supposed to be hidden there.

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You've seen Frankenstein... wait until you meet his Great Aunt Tillie... more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

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Monster Flop

I guess movies like this are aimed at a specific audience, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out who that would be. I'll admit I only watched as much as I could stand, and I feel kind of wrong about reviewing something I could only stay with for about 30 minutes. However, you don't really need to sniff a pile of crap for a second time to know it's still gonna stink.

Apparently, some of Victor Frankenstein's relatives return to his abandoned estate because they've run out of money. I think. I'm not sure because the 'plot' is buried beneath a lot of other subplots that don't seem to fit immediately (maybe it becomes clear if you can actually watch this entire travesty, but I can't go there again). They end up finding Frankenstein's monster by accident and cook up some kind of half-assed idea to revive the creature and somehow glean cash from this whole thing.

I get the feeling that this was supposed to be a comedy, but the laughs never come. When a group of 'wayward' girls turned seltzer bottles on the local police in the middle of an Equal Rights protest, that was my cue to exit. Avoid.


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