Evil of Frankenstein

Evil of Frankenstein

Freddie Francis (1964)

X Certificate


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The third of Hammer's Frankenstein films and the least interesting of all - although, because it was made for Universal, it's the only one that could use their copyrighted Boris Karloff monster look. Peter Cushing lends his usual conviction to the mad doctor part, this time bringing his brain-damaged creation back to life with the help of a mesmerist. But the crooked Zoltan (Peter Woodthorpe) hypnotises the monster into carrying out his vengeful crimes. Lumbering direction by Freddie Francis matches the gait of New Zealand wrestler Kiwi Kingston as the infamous bolted one in this stagey outing.


Baron Frankenstein finds the body of his monster preserved in ice and tries to revive him. Anxious to preserve the creature from the effects of his chilling ordeal, the scientist employs a hypnotist - who has his own sinister plans for the giant. Hammer horror, starring Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe and Kiwi Kingston.

Cast & Crew

Baron Frankenstein Peter Cushing
Zoltan Peter Woodthorpe
Hans Sandor Eles
Creature Kiwi Kingston
Chief of Police Duncan Lamont
Beggar girl Katy Wild
Burgomaster David Hutcheson
Burgomaster's wife Caron Gardner
Bodysnatcher Tony Arpino
Hypnotised man Timothy Bateson
Director Freddie Francis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray