The Evil of Frankenstein

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The Evil of Frankenstein

Year: 1964
Writers: Anthony Hinds
Director: Freddy Francis
Notable Cast: Peter Cushing, Sandor Elès, Peter Woodthorpe, Katy Wild, Duncan Lamont, Kiwi Kingston,
PlotPenniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and ‘punish’ the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople. (SOURCE: IMDB and Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net> )

As much of a fan as I claim to be of Hammer Horror, I never really delved into their Frankenstein output, always too dazzled by their sexy vampires and tales of black magic. So, when Evil of Frankenstein was available on STARZ, I delved.  A little research revealed that it’s not well regarded within Hammer’s Frankenstein series. Perhaps with a few more under my belt I will change my tune, and yet, I liked this a lot. Continue reading