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Frankenstein - 1970

  • Horror
  • Sci-fi
  • 1958
  • Howard W Koch
  • 82 mins
  • X

Summary

Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Made in the wake of Hammer's successful rejuvenation of the Frankenstein franchise, this hugely inept plummet into gothic fakery is significant only in the fact that for the first time in his career Boris Karloff played the Baron and not the creature. Karloff is the grandson of the deceased and disfigured (courtesy of Nazi torturers) Baron Frankenstein, who finds himself so strapped for cash to buy an atomic reactor with which to resuscitate his latest creation that he allows a television crew into the family castle for a touch of Through the Keyhole Transylvanian-style. Cue monster goes berserk scenario. A total waste of time, Howard W Koch directs as if in a coma, with Karloff hamming it up as if it were an Olympic event.

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Credits

Cast

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Baron Victor von FrankensteinBoris Karloff
Mike ShawTom Duggan
Carolyn HayesJana Lund
Douglas RowDonald Barry
Judy StevensCharlotte Austin
Inspector RaabIrwin Berke
Wilhelm GottfriedRudolph Anders
Morgan HaleyJohn Dennis

Crew

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DirectorHoward W Koch

Details

Theatrical distributor
Assoc. British Pathe Ltd
Released on
1958-09-22
Languages
English | German
Formats
Black and white
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