After being reanimated, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of an executed young man into the body of his lover, prompting her to kill the men who wronged them.


Terence Fisher


Anthony Hinds (original screenplay) (as John Elder)





Complete credited cast:
Peter Cushing ... Baron Frankenstein
Susan Denberg ... Christina
Thorley Walters ... Doctor Hertz
Robert Morris ... Hans
Duncan Lamont ... The Prisoner
Peter Blythe ... Anton
Barry Warren Barry Warren ... Karl
Derek Fowlds ... Johann
Alan MacNaughtan ... Kleve
Peter Madden ... Chief of Police
Philip Ray ... Mayor
Ivan Beavis ... Landlord
Colin Jeavons ... Priest
Bartlett Mullins Bartlett Mullins ... Bystander
Alec Mango ... Spokesman


A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the soul does not leave the body on the instant of death. His lab assistant, young Hans, is found guilty of murdering the local pub owner with whom he had an argument where he foolishly swore to kill the man and Frankenstein acquires his body immediately after the execution. Hans had been quite friendly with the dead man's daughter Christina who returns just in time to see him guillotined. Distraught, she commits suicide and is brought back to life by the good Doctor but with Hans' brain replacing her own. As memories return to her - Hans' memories in fact - she sets out to pursue and kill those responsible for having sent him to his death. Written by garykmcd

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Susan Denberg is dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl because Denberg's Austrian accent was considered too strong. See more »


When Baron Frankenstein is removed from his cryogenic frozen state, his assistant Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters) easily moves his arms away from his chest, even though they should be frozen in place until thawed out. See more »


Doctor Hertz: I want to celebrate your safe return. Hans, the brandy.
Baron Frankenstein: Oh, no thank you, no. I know your brandy. But, a glass of champagne would be very welcome.
Doctor Hertz: Oh, champagne? Do you think I'd drink that stuff if I could afford champagne?
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Metaphysical horror
16 December 1999 | by Matt-131See all my reviews

With this, Hammer's fourth Frankenstein film, the director Terence Fisher took a more philosophical approach to the proceedings. The film deals with some fairly hefty issues, such as the existence of souls and their substance, the nature of personality and the effects of trauma upon the psyche. Fisher weaves these elements around a tale of love and revenge.

Instead of some crazed monster roaming around destroying things (and people) we see the delightful Susan Denberg portraying the "creation". Because she is visibly more human than Frankenstein's other creations, the audience therefore builds a greater sympathy for her and her situation than would otherwise be possible. Although Denberg was not a professional actress she deals well with the demands placed upon her and her transformation from disabled waitress to disabling beauty is convincing.

Peter Cushing is on fine form (as ever) as the Baron, helped in his experiments by Thorley Walters. The supporting cast all do well with their roles, the script is good and the atmosphere very gothic (as you would expect). The only real shock is the ending, which is incredibly understated.

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