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Blackenstein (1973)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1973 (USA)
Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hart ... Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone Ivory Stone ... Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue Joe De Sue ... Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson Roosevelt Jackson ... Malcomb
Andrea King ... Eleanor
Nick Bolin Nick Bolin ... Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind Karin Lind ... Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson Yvonne Robinson ... Hospital Receptionist
John Dennis ... Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)
Liz Renay ... Couple in Bed
Gerald Soucie Gerald Soucie ... Couple in Bed (as Jerry Soucie)
Beverly Haggerty Beverly Haggerty ... Couple in Car
Daniel Fauré Daniel Fauré ... Couple in Car (as Daniel Faure)
Andy C Andy C ... Nightclub Comedian (as Andy 'C')
Cardella Di Milo Cardella Di Milo ... Nightclub Singer (as Cardella DeMilo)
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Storyline

Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. Written by Scott Murdock <scott@blairlake.com>

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To Stop This Mutha Takes One Bad Brutha See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Frankenstein See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The set used for Dr. Stein's lab uses items from Universal's original Frankenstein (1931). See more »

Goofs

The ranks of the policemen are listed incorrectly in the credits. James Cousar is listed as Police Sgt. 'Jackson', although he plays Police Lieutenant Jim Jackson. Don Brodie is simply listed as Police Lieutenant, although he plays Police Captain Tucker in the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits roll in reverse: downwards instead of the usual upwards. See more »

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Referenced in A Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Find No One to Love Me
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Cardella Di Milo
plays during opening credits
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Uneven and Forgettable
10 September 2009 | by Flak_MagnetSee all my reviews

This kitschy blaxploitation film was originally intended as a serious movie, which (ultimately) earns it some points in the camp department. However, the movie's slow starting pacing pace, wooden acting, and (periodically) decent production value make for a largely uneventful ride. Using sets from the original 1931 "Frankenstein," as well as similar art direction, "Blackenstein" was a movie that tried hard to be legitimate, and the first half of the film rises above typical exploitation schlock. However, once the Blackenstein monster is created, the film begins to fall apart, and what follows is a terrible, "Blood Freak"-style horror movie, with laughably amateurish scene direction and gore effects. The result is a very uneven film, and a difficult one to recommend without reservations. The highlight is the awful acting, (particularly of Blackenstein himself), which makes for decent joke material, but I can't say we consistently laughed our way through this one. Fans of H.G. Lewis and Ray Dennis Steckler should be pleased, as the film has a somewhat similar feel, but most others can give it a pass. ---|--- Reviews by Flak Magnet


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