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House of Frankenstein (1997)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  2 November 1997 (USA)
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Detective Vernon Coyle
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Crispian Grimes
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Grace Dawkins
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Dr. Shauna Kendall
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Detective Juan 'Cha Cha' Chacon
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Felicity
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Irene Lassiter
William Converse-Roberts ...
Grant Russo
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Detective Maggie Delbo
Nicholas Cascone
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Detective Coyle is trying to solve several bizarre murders and is having no luck finding a suspect. But when his girlfriend turns into a werewolf and gets kidnapped by a vampire, things start to fall into place...... Written by Billy

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The Vampire. The Monster. The Werewolf. An Ancient Curse. A Modern-Day Thriller.

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2 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Armando: [to Frankenstein's Creature] Anybody ever tell you you got a snore like a machine gun?
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While the sum of this admittedly comes out to about average, it is not without aspects worth noting. I haven't seen the original classics based on the books, nor the film called the same as this. A pretty good job is done of basing the characters on the novels, from what I know of them. The three creatures/types get a fairly decent amount of screen-time as well as development each. Some of the design is interesting, though there are definitely also areas of it where they cut corners. Lighting isn't bad. The effects vary, but some are well-done, remarkably so in several cases. I'm not sure if there are multiple versions of this, but for me, it lasted about two hours and forty minutes sans commercials, so about an hour and twenty per part. There is relatively well-done suspense in this. There is a lot of cheese and corn herein, as well, but hey, they can both be found in a nutritious meal, and some insist on some of either or both in their diet. The humor certainly has its moments, and it's mostly natural, seldom forced. The script is hit and miss, and it may break a rule or more. It does a reasonable job of updating the myths and such. The plot is fine. The pacing is, as well. The acting is a mixed bag. The cinematography and editing feature some inspired bits. This is genuinely scary at times. There is moderate violence and gore, but I didn't hear any language. I recommend this to fans of horror, and those into the monsters. Just be aware of what to expect. 5/10


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