Frankenstein's (Peter Cushing) diabolical plan is, in the cause of science, to preserve the medical knowledge of a brilliant but insane surgeon. This he'll do by murdering the medico, removing his brain and inserting it in the body of a kidnapped man.

Frankenstein’s (Peter Cushing) diabolical plan is, in the cause of science, to preserve the medical knowledge of a brilliant but insane surgeon. This he’ll do by murdering the medico, removing his brain and inserting it in the body of a kidnapped man.

With the help of two young accomplices (a doctor, Simon Ward, and his girl friend, Veronica Carlson), drawn into the plot because Frankenstein is blackmailing them over a drug robbery offense, the mad scientist is hijacked from an asylum, operated on and the brains switched.

The film is a good-enough example of its low-key type, with artwork rather better than usual (less obvious backcloths, etc.), a minimum of artless dialog, good lensing by Arthur Grant and a solid all round cast.

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

UK

Production

Hammer. Director Terence Fisher; Producer Anthony Nelson Keys; Screenplay Bert Batt; Camera Arthur Grant; Editor Gordon Hales; Music James Bernard; Art Director Bernard Robinson

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 97 MIN.

Cast

Peter Cushing Veronica Carlson Freddie Jones Simon Ward Thorley Walters Maxine Audley
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