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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

Director:

Jimmy Sangster

Writers:

Jeremy Burnham (screenplay), Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Bates ... Victor Frankenstein
Kate O'Mara ... Alys
Veronica Carlson ... Elizabeth Heiss
Dennis Price ... The Graverobber
Jon Finch ... Lt. Henry Becker
Bernard Archard ... Prof. Heiss
Graham James Graham James ... Wilhelm Kassner
James Hayter ... Bailiff
Joan Rice ... Graverobber's Wife
Stephen Turner Stephen Turner ... Stephan
Neil Wilson ... Schoolmaster
James Cossins ... Dean
Glenys O'Brien Glenys O'Brien ... Maggie
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Instructor
Chris Lethbridge-Baker Chris Lethbridge-Baker ... Priest (as C. Lethbridge Baker)
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Storyline

The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The monster is aggressive and wreaks havoc outside the laboratory. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Writer / producer / director Jimmy Sangster was brought in to look at and revise, if necessary, the original screenplay by Jeremy Burnham, and realized that it was essentially The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) all over again, which had been done just a dozen years earlier. Not wanting to do the same movie again, it was his decision to inject all the humor and sex into the script. He didn't commit fully to the project until Hammer Studios agreed to give him the opportunity to direct. See more »

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Having received a number of bodies from a grave robber Victor starts to examine them but there's no sign of rigormortis in any of them. See more »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstein: I'm going to make a person!
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein (1996) See more »

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A failure
18 December 1999 | by Matt-131See all my reviews

This film fails to deliver, I am afraid to say, any shocks or inject any new ideas into the Hammer Frankenstein saga. It is a thinly veiled reworking of "The Curse of Frankenstein" with some added sexual antics and a few (failed) jokes. The whole film seems to have been made with a tongue-in-cheek mentality and it shows. Ralph Bates is no replacement for Peter Cushing, although he struggles well with the inept script. Kate O'Mara does a very hammy impression of a yokel temptress and Dave Prowse looks rather ridiculous in an oversized nappy (diaper). On the whole, this is a movie best left alone and is one of the least impressive Hammer horror's.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror of Frankenstein See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films, Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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