Friday, May 1, 2009

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (1974)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell!
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Written by: Anthony Hinds
Actors include: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith
Genre: Horror
Length: 99 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

This my friends is the end of the Hammer series of Frankenstein films. Although it does tie in a little bit with the others, aside from the first two in the series, any can be watched as stand-alones, this one is no exception. Here we meet a young scientist who is practicing some of the same human experiments as the Baron Frankenstein did. He gets busted and thrown in an asylum, but instead of being in general population he is pulled aside by the man in charge. We soon find out that man in charge is actually the Baron Frankenstein who is in hiding, he's enlisted the new guy as an assistant of course. The Baron simply couldn't give up on the idea of building a human so in this case they work together to build a hideous apeman frankenstein (er the monster from hell). While this isn't the most exciting in the series, nor is it the best in any way really it's still a decent picture. It just seems a little cheesy to end the series with (especially since the first two were genius).

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