Son of Frankenstein

Son of Frankenstein

Rowland V Lee (1939)

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Our Score
The third instalment of Universal's classic series features Boris Karloff's last fling as the Monster and is a superior shocker all round. Basil Rathbone (the Baron), Bela Lugosi (Ygor) and Lionel Atwill (the police chief with a noisy artificial arm) all turn in unforgettably eccentric performances along with the ever-imposing Karloff. Add Rowland V Lee's eerie direction and the result is a majestically macabre chiller. After this, the Monster became a stumbling cliché.


Set 25 years after the explosive death of Frankenstein, this critically acclaimed sequel to the original horror classic stars screen legends Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

Cast & Crew

Baron Wolf von Frankenstein Basil Rathbone
The Monster Boris Karloff
Ygor Bela Lugosi
Inspector Krogh Lionel Atwill
Elsa von Frankenstein Josephine Hutchinson
Peter von Frankenstein Donnie Dunagan
Amelia Emma Dunn
Benson Edgar Norton
Fritz Perry Ivins
Burgomaster Lawrence Grant
Director Rowland V Lee
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteGuidance: Some violenceAvailable on: DVD