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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.

Director:

Dick Randall (as Robert H. Oliver)

Writers:

Mark Smith (screenplay), William Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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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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A mad scientist toils in secret. His experiments defy nature. His creatures destroy life. See more »

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Horror

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Trivia

Michael Dunn and Donald Pleasence also appeared together the same year in Freddie Francis 's " Mutations '. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 19th century Europe, but one of the villagers beating the cave man is wearing blue jeans. See more »

Quotes

[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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More voyeurism than horror in this one.
11 January 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

It's Italian, it's horror...but it's not very good. The movie is cheap looking and the story is just terrible. For an horror movie it certainly isn't original and the movie is severely lacking on multiple levels.

Perhaps the biggest problem with the movie is that it doesn't have a real main characters. Who exactly was supposed the hero in this one? And who exactly were the good and bad guys? It makes the movie confusing and messy to watch. It also is terribly boring all, since rarely ever something interesting happens.

The movie is filled with nudity and voyeurism. The movie is basically about the servants peeping on naked women and the movie doesn't focuses enough on the horror aspects of the movie.

The musical score by Marcello Gigante is just plain awful and truly laughable at times.

Both the editing and cinematography are also severely lacking. The movie is incredibly simple and cheap made and its horrible put together with the editing. The cinematography looks very amateur like and it seemed that they didn't used proper lighting or a focus-puller.

This Italian take on the Frankenstein franchise, in which for some odd reason also Neanderthalers are involved, is a terrible one, in which basically nothing interesting ever happens.

2/10

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

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