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Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974)

Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette (original title)
PG | | Horror | January 1975 (USA)
Brazzi plays mad Dr. Frankenstein, Dunn is an evil dwarf and Lugosi (no relation to Bela) is a Neanderthal man. Add a monster named Hulk, and some nude women for sexploitation value.

Directors:

Robert H. Oliver, Dick Randall (as Robert H. Oliver)

Writers:

Mark Smith (screenplay), William Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossano Brazzi ... Count Frankenstein
Michael Dunn ... Genz
Edmund Purdom ... Prefect
Gordon Mitchell ... Igor
Loren Ewing ... Goliath
Luciano Pigozzi ... Hans (as Alan Collins)
Xiro Papas Xiro Papas ... Kreegin
Salvatore Baccaro ... Ook (as Boris Lugosi)
Simonetta Vitelli ... Maria (as Simone Blondell)
Eric Mann Eric Mann ... Eric
Laura De Benedittis Laura De Benedittis ... Valda
Robert Marx Robert Marx ... Koerner
Christiane Rücker ... Krista (as Christiane Royce)
Margaret Oliver Margaret Oliver ... Paisan Woman
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella ... Doctor (as Perrella Alessandro)
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Storyline

Brazzi plays mad Dr. Frankenstein, Dunn is an evil dwarf and Lugosi (no relation to Bela) is a Neanderthal man. Add a monster named Hulk, and some nude women for sexploitation value. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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Weird creatures return to life in... See more »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Last movie of the actress Simonetta Vitelli. See more »

Goofs

The laboratory has a tiny chair for Henz the dwarf even though he isn't allowed in there. See more »

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[last lines]
Prefect: There's a bit of a monster in all of us... especially where there's fear.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits cast list, Mike Monty is credited twice for playing the same role, listed in 20th and 24th place. See more »

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"There's a bit of a monster in all of us—especially where there's fear"
20 February 2014 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Working under the pseudonym of Robert H. Oliver, prolific exploitation producer Dick Randall has a crack at directing with the wonderfully titled Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks; although Randall's inexperience in this particular discipline is evident from the film's poor pacing and frequently awkward visuals, the final result delivers such a hefty dose of cheesy Gothic nonsense and random silliness that it's hard not to enjoy just a little bit.

The daft plot throws in everything one might expect from the genre—a perverted, vengeful dwarf, a hunchbacked assistant, a mad scientist's lab, a thunder storm, buxom beauties, and villagers armed with pitchforks and flaming torches—and then goes one better by introducing Neanderthal cavemen into the mix!! Rather surprisingly, the film delivers very little in the way of gore, but Randall compensates somewhat for the lack of blood by providing exploitation fans with some sleaze instead, including frequent female nudity, voyeurism, rape, adultery, and even a spot of corpse fondling (courtesy of the deviant dwarf).


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