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Frankenstein Island (1981)

When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Paul Hadley
... Jocko
... Clay Jayson
Robert Christopher ... Mark Eden
Tain Bodkin ... Curtis Ryan
Patrick O'Neil ... Dino
... The Colonel
... Dr. Frankenstein
... Sheila Frankenstein von Helsing (as Kathrin Victor)
George Mitchell ... Dr. von Helsing
Dana Norbeck ... Jungle Girl
Laurel Johnson ... Jungle Girl
Richard Banks ... Angus
James Webb
Marla Conner ... Jungle Girl
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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The power is 7,000,000 volts--it's alive!

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27 November 1981 (USA)  »

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John Carradine only appears as a floating image during the whole film. Actually, it is the same shot of him all the time, sometimes repeating dialogue and sometimes with new dialogue. See more »

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Balloonist #2: [incredulously] Did you ever hear of a tornado at sea?
Balloonist #1: Well, that's what Doc called it. Sounded like his balloon's being torn apart! Whatever the number, it got him real good and surrounded.
Balloonist #2: Surrounded?
Balloonist #1: The water, man! The ocean! Anyway you shake it, those poor devils either ended up on it, in it or under it!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (2011) See more »

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The absolute worst movie I have ever seen.
10 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was in the Navy in the early 80s. I still remember every horrible detail. The long hair of the soldiers. No two uniforms were the same. "The Power of the Golden Thread"... which was never explained. The aparition of Dr. Frankenstein, or his son, or grandson, or whoever. I prayed to God that something would make sense before I left the theatre. It never did make sense. I assumed as I left the theater, that some director's 14 year old son wanted to direct his own movie, and did so with about $5,000 of daddy's money. This is horrible even for an inexperienced 14 year old on a $5,000 budget.

YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE to appreciate how truly bad it is. You will be embarrassed for all associated with it. You will be angry with yourself for wasting your time to watch it. I can't believe I'm wasting my time writing about this horrible horrible movie. Can one suffer from PTSD merely from having watched a bad bad movie?


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