Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958) I Frankenstein

4.5 / 5
Tagline: The Terror Rises Again
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Written by: Hurford Janes, Jimmy Sangster
Actors include: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson
Genre: Horror
Length: 89 minutes
Banned: Finland, Sweden
Country: UK

This one fortunately picked up right were the "Curse of Frankenstein" ended off. We go to the guillotine where Baron Frankenstein is about to be executed, but then we see him turn up in another area working as a poor doctor. He now goes by the name of Dr. Stein, but one scientist knows his past and even more wants to work with him. At first he's impressed, especially when he sees that this time Dr. Stein has built a perfect monster with only a few scars, and even has a willing brain transplant person, his other assistant who is a cripple. It's awesome and actually kind of disturbing how he got the body parts for the new monster, and it actually is a really tightly wound fun story. It's got something for everyone and it ties up all the loose ends nicely and even leaves room for the next sequel. So it's not quite as amazing as the first one, it's close and that is all I could ask for!

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