Made by the same team as The Curse of Frankenstein, this is a high grade horror film.
Peter Cushing, as the famed medical experimenter, is still determined to make a monster, although that is not how he would put it. Despite official pressure, Frankenstein is again collecting bits of bone and tissue, muscle and blood, to put together a man of his creation. Again he succeeds, but again something goes wrong and his creature – through brain damage – becomes a cannibal, slavering blood and saliva.
The production is a rich one. The screenplay is well-plotted, peopled with interesting characters, aided by good performances from Francis Matthews as Cushing’s chief assistant and others.
The Revenge of Frankenstein
Hammer. Director Terence Fisher; Producer Anthony Hinds; Screenplay Jimmy Sangster, H. Hurford Janes; Camera Jack Asher; Editor Alfred Cox, James Needs; Music Leonard Salzedo; Art Director Bernard Robinson
(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1958. Running time: 89 MIN.
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