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J. Searle Dawley
Baron Victor Von Frankenstein has fallen on hard times; he was tortured at the hands of the Nazis for not cooperating with them during World War II and he is now badly disfigured. As his family's wealth begins to run out, the Baron is forced to allow a TV crew shooting a documentary on his monster-making ancestors to film at his castle in Germany. However, the Baron has some ideas of his own: using the money from the crew's rent he buys an atomic reactor and uses it to create a hulking monster, transplanting his butler's brain into the thing and using it to kill off the crew for more spare parts.Written by
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It was originally planned to include a ceramic bust of Boris Karloff in all scenes where he was working on the monster, but that ultimately did not work out. See more »
When Doctor Frankenstein is waving the scissors in front of Shuter in order to hypnotize him, the scissors are moving up and down in front of Shuter. When the camera is focused on Frankenstein, his hand is moving forward and back. See more »
Baron Victor von Frankenstein:
[Reading from his ancestor's stone memorial marker]
"I, Frankenstein, began my work in the year 1740 A.D. with all good intentions and humane thoughts to the high purpose of probing the secrets of life itself with but one end, the betterment of mankind."
[Speaking for himself]
Baron Victor von Frankenstein:
So wrote my ancestor, but first he had to learn how flesh is made. He had to discover the art of transplanting vital organs from human beings into his creature and knitting them together until they all had all the ...
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I have a little fondness for this movie. It was on TV quite often when I was a little skippy. It was always on The Ghoul who was a horror host in the Detroit area. Most of the time we were watching to see him but the movies weren't always bad. This one was a little above the rest.
To finance his experiments the last of the Frankensteins (Karloff) allows a film crew to shoot a movie/TV show on the grounds of his estate. Of course the Doc is building a creature down in his secret laboratory. Not only does Frankenstein need cash, he needs a few spare parts for his project as well. The film crew and servants provide him with these - unwillingly of course.
The film crew is really annoying. Seeing them getting bumped off by the bandage-swathed monster is quite fun. Many have complained that Karloff was hamming it up. I disagree as he was dealing with a one-dimensional character.
The ending is kind of predictable. But there are worse ways to spend your time than watching this.
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