Frankenstein Created Woman

Frankenstein Created Woman

Terence Fisher (1966)

88min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Considered by Hammer aficionados to be the best Frankenstein made by the House of Horror, this offbeat entry from veteran director Terence Fisher finds the good doctor experimenting with soul transference. Reanimating the corpse of a young girl - played by Susan Denberg, once Playboy's Miss August - the ever-dependable Peter Cushing (in his fourth outing as the mad doctor) gives it the soul of her boyfriend, who was wrongly guillotined for murder. The chilling result is a vengeful creature luring his/her enemies to remote places with the promise of romance and delivering death instead. Fisher's neat balance of fairy-tale fear, psychological horror, murky sexuality and engaging lunacy makes this a fine addition to the genre.

Summary

Baron Frankenstein has acquired the dead body of a woman, but lacks the means to bring it to life. He finds success by transplanting the soul of a killer into the corpse, with predictably gruesome results. Hammer horror, starring Peter Cushing, Thorley Walters, Susan Denberg and Robert Morris.

Cast & Crew

Baron Frankenstein Peter Cushing
Dr Hertz Thorley Walters
Christina Susan Denberg
Hans Robert Morris
Prisoner Duncan Lamont
Anton Peter Blythe
Karl Barry Warren
Kleve Alan MacNaughtan
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence. Available on: video and DVD
Drama