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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 June 1974 (USA)
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Baron Frankenstein works with a mental patient to reanimate the dead.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writer:

Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Baron Frankenstein
Shane Briant ... Simon
Madeline Smith ... Sarah
David Prowse ... Monster (as Dave Prowse)
John Stratton ... Asylum Director
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Transvest
Elsie Wagstaff ... Wild One
Norman Mitchell ... Police Sergeant
Clifford Mollison ... Judge
Patrick Troughton ... Bodysnatcher
Philip Voss ... Ernst
Christopher Cunningham Christopher Cunningham ... Hans (as Chris Cunningham)
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Professor Durendel (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)
Lucy Griffiths Lucy Griffiths ... Old Hag
Bernard Lee ... Tarmut
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Storyline

Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalized for conducting such experiments. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein et le monstre de l'enfer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP137,200 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview with actor Shane Briant (Simon) on the 2014 Blu-Ray, real human blood was used in this film. Blood that could no longer be used for transfusions was sourced from the blood bank and used in the film, including in the notorious scene where Victor (Peter Cushing) uses his teeth to clamp the artery of the monster. See more »

Goofs

After extracting the Professor's brain, Dr. Frankenstein holds it upside down. However, seconds later when he places it in a vat, it's right side up. See more »

Quotes

Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: [after operating eyeballs onto the creature] Now, in approximately one hour, when the narcosis wears off... we shall see.
Simon Helder: [jokingly] Let's hope it's he who sees!
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: ..."he who sees"?
Simon Helder: Sorry...
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: [begins to laugh maniacally] "He who sees"! I like that!
Simon Helder: I didn't think it was that funny, I must say...
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Alternate Versions

The USA Paramount DVD is the cut R-Rated version and is missing the following:
  • the second close-up of Tarmut's severed hands
  • when the severed hands are sewn back on the monster the entire footage of Cushing helping out Shane Briant by gripping the severed arteries between his teeth is missing
  • the side view of the monster's eye being pushed back in its socket is missing and a reaction shot of Madeline Smith inserted to maintain the soundtrack
  • the gushing of blood from the director's throat wound is slightly adbridged
  • about 4s are removed from the monster's demise including inmates stamping on bits of his flesh.
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13 November 2007 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this film very much, first off i am a Hammer Films fan of all of the horror creatures, not just Frankenstein, although it is my favorite creature. Peter Cushing was excellent in this one. David Prowse, aka Darth Vader did very well as the monster i thought. i love the idea of the film also,, a sanitarium, what a perfect place for the Baron to practice. Von Helder character was also very good, in fact probably stole the show for me. I also liked the character of Angel, and the Director as well, the film has it's funny moments as well, not to much that i didn't like about the film,, the brain transplant scene, well could have been better, and a few other scenes , but hey that's minor stuff, all in all i thought this was a great film to end the Hammer Films collection of Frankenstein, and i would recommend this to all horror fans,, and Peter Cushing fans also.


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