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The Frankenstein Story (1958)

This story is a flashback to when Frankenstein's monster is created.


(as Don Glut)


(as Don Glut)




Credited cast:
Frankenstein Monster (as Don Glut)
Charles Martinka ...
Wayne Moretti ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Csurics
Bob Genovaldi
Ray Genovaldi


The story is set around Doctor Frankenstein (played by Charles Martinka), and his assistant Ygor, the hunchback (played by Wayne Moretti) are finishing the creation of and bring to life the monster (played by Don Glut). Ygor quickly makes friends with the monster. He instructs the monster to kill Doctor Frankenstein, leaving him for dead. Ygor and monster leave the castle to explore. They meet a teenager, who also becomes friends with the monster. When the teenager makes fun of the hunchback, Ygor has the monster kill him. The pair return to the castle to find Doctor Frankenstein still alive. In the meantime, the brother of the teenage victim enters the castle seeking revenge. He sets the castle on fir, trapping inside the Doctor, Ygor and the monster. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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1958 (USA)  »

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The Horror of Frankenstein  »

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1.33 : 1
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As Glut wore braces on his teeth, he tried steering away from playing characters whose open mouths would be seen on camera. See more »

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Good Homage to Universal's Frankenstein Films
3 September 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Frankenstein Story, The (1958)

*** (out of 4)

Dr. Frankenstein, with the help of Ygor, brings the monster back to life but it doesn't take long for the hunchback to try and use the monster for his own evil deeds. This amateur movie from Don Glut is certainly going to appeal to those who enjoy the Universal monster movies and it's clear that Glut is a fan of them. There's no question that this is a nice little homage to those early movies as not only do we get bits from the original FRANKENSTEIN but we have mixed in some stuff from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and we even get a few minor pieces from THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN. For the most part fans are really going to enjoy this movie because it's clear that Glut was having fun bringing these monsters back to life. He plays the Frankenstein monster and does a nice job with it and even Ygor is quite a bit of fun. Those who enjoy this film will want to watch the documentary about Glut because there are a few good stories told about various issues that happened while making this film including a hilarious bit about a softball that was being used for Ygor's hunchback. There's a nice sequence involving a ball that was clearly taken from THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN and we get another good sequence when Ygor is beaten to death. Just wait till you see where they beat him!

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