Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Count Down: Day 4-The Revenge of Frankenstein(1958)

The Revenge of Frankenstein is Hammer Films' sequel to their smash international hit Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing again as the demented Dr. Frankenstein. While the Universal movies contiuned their Frankenstein franchise following the monster, Hammer followed Cushing's doctor as he tried over and over again to take the power of God and make men (and sometimes women) himself.

Cushing escapes the guillotine with the help a defromed dwarf and sets himself up in another town as Dr. Stein, who is thought to be a good doctor that helps the poor. Really Frankenstein is just looking for parts. A young doctor figures out who he is and joins Frankenstein in his expiriments (which gets repeated in nearly every Cushing Frankenstein film all the way to his last, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell).

This is my favorite of the Hammer Frankenstein series (I don't count The Horror of Frankenstein to be part of this series, but that's for a later blog). Enjoy the trailer below and keep it in mind for this Halloween.

Until Next Time, Stay Insane!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First I like your list. You got some choices here that are not run of the mill and I like that. Why don't you count horror of Frankenstien? Isn't it a Hammer flick?