The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein

Terence Fisher (1958)

86min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Hammer's first sequel to The Curse of Frankenstein has the baron (Peter Cushing) rescued from execution, changing his name to Dr Stein and continuing his body-part experiments in a charity hospital. The usual first-rate performances, excellent production values and gothic atmosphere are permeated by a macabre sense of humour in this superior spine-chiller that's crisply directed, as ever, by studio regular Terence Fisher. The unexpectedly light-hearted moments neatly counterpoint the more horrific elements, including hints of cannibalism.

Summary

The scientist manages to escape execution for his twisted experiments and goes into hiding in a hospital for the poor. He is soon at work creating a new monster in which he implants the brain of his deceased assistant. However, his new creation proves impossible to control. Hammer horror, starring Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Lionel Jeffries.

Cast & Crew

Dr Victor Stein Peter Cushing
Dr Hans Kleve Francis Matthews
Margaret Eunice Gayson
Karl Michael Gwynn
Bergman John Welsh
Fritz Lionel Jeffries
Karl Oscar Quitak
Patient Richard Wordsworth
President Charles Lloyd Pack
Janitor George Woodbridge
Kurt Michael Ripper
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Hammer Film Prods LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
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