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½ November 15, 2015
He's some sort of monster in league with the devil himself.

Doctor Frankenstein is brought back to life by some of his former staff from his frozen death. They view this as proof the soul doesn't leave the body after death. Meanwhile, one of the assistants, Hans, is found guilty of threatening to commit murder and sentenced to death. His girlfriend witnesses the capital punishment and kills herself as well. Dr. Frankenstein brings the girl back to life with Hans brain inside of her, causing an interesting conflict inside the girl. She begins a trail of revenge for Hans death.

"Alright. I give up. Who are you?"
"I'll tell you later. Much later."

Terence Fisher, director of Dracula: Prince of Darkness, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Horror of Dracula, Island of Terror, The Gorgon, and The Brides of Dracula, delivers Frankenstein Created Woman. The storyline for this picture is fun to watch unfold and does have a classic Frankenstein feel to it. The acting is above average for the genre and the cast includes Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters, and Robert Morris.

"I must tell you about myself."

This was on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) during the Halloween season so I had to DVR it. This was pretty good and fun to watch unfold. I didn't hate the premise but the acting and drama were mild and slightly disappointing. Overall, this is only worth viewing if you're a fan of the classic horror genre.

"We have conquered death."

Grade: C
October 2, 2015
An interesting entry in Hammer's Frankenstein series, though I'm not sure if it all the very least it was better than "Evil of Frankenstein" and at least tried something unique with the franchise. Peter Cushing is once again creating mad experiments to beat death, this time he is convinced that if only dead for an hour, he can revive the deceased because their soul is intact. It's less physical and more mental this time around. His young assistant is accused of murder and put to death, and his scarred girlfriend witnesses it and kills herself. The Baron is able to bring her back to life via his assistant's soul, and she seeks revenge on the people that killed her father and blamed her boyfriend. The movie takes a little too long to get going, but when it does it doesn't hold back on the gruesome factor.
½ May 15, 2015
It's not like the typical Frankenstein film, but it manages to have some nice surprises and interesting executions. There are some nice scenery, great props, and believable performances. It's essentially a fresh direction with nice concepts and fun suspense.
½ December 6, 2013
Hardly a Frankenstein movie as he's only a small cog in the story and he's gone from making monsters to beauty queens. Really just a pretty standard revenge movie that lacks bite and is only for Hammer fans. The three upper class villains are real scum and make very good baddies, but Fisher made better.
February 14, 2014
Certainly not as salacious as the title (and some advertising) suggests (e.g., no nudity), this is an OK entry from Hammer that sees Peter Cushing return as the Baron, continuing his experiments in Switzerland. His major achievement in this film is to transplant the soul of his poor assistant (guillotined after being wrongly accused of murder) into the body of the innkeeper's daughter (who commits suicide due to her lost love). She then goes on to wreak her revenge on the real killers, a trio of annoying rich boys. A little tiresome when we are stuck with unpleasant characters onscreen but with enough weird plot elements and Hammer's usual excellent production values.
½ August 6, 2013
Peter Cushing plays Frankenstein in another Hammer sequel that looks the part in terms of their in-house style. The story here is fairly removed from that of Mary Shelley's regeneration story, but the reawakening here works for the plot, although the revenge theme is average at best.
½ February 2, 2013
Using his brave new techniques, the Baron Frankenstein manages to migrate the souls of two young lovers into the same body, transforming the disfigured Christina into a beautiful woman. The two use Christina's voracious good looks as an instrument for revenge against the men that crossed them! Terence Fisher returns to direct the fourth in Hammer's FRANKENSTEIN series after Freddie Francis's slight misstep in the last. FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN is built on a tragic love story that unfolds around Hans and Christina, with Peter Cushing taking a step back behind his fellow cast members. Fisher takes long, artful strides as always in the development of his moving characters. The timely build leads up to the pair's perfectly-executed plot for revenge, which draws greatly from classic fairy tales and traditional storytelling techniques. The philosophical implications involving the existence of the soul and one's ability to transcend death also weigh heavier than in Frankenstein's other outings. Along with the fantastic performances by Thorley Walters, Robert Morris, and the ravishing Susan Denberg, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN not only becomes one of the series' strongest sequels, but also one of Hammer's finest films!

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
November 16, 2012
As a whole I didn't enjoy the concept of this film as much as the others! It was definitley an entertaining and engaging movie but just wasn't what I expected from a Frankenstein film! It touched on areas more unbelievable such as taking the soul from a dead body and transferring it... I thought the purpose of Frankenstein's experiment was the brain controlled everything, there was no soul!
October 21, 2012
This is one of the better of the many fine Hammer Horror films. Not only does it have all the regular trappings of a Hammer Horror film, rich atmosphere, fine music, excellent production design and top notch photography, it also has a very smart script that moves the Frankenstein story away from science and into more metaphysical territories, pondering questions about the nature of the soul. This one is a real Hammer classic!
October 13, 2012
The plot here is rather preposterous but it's entertaining enough.
September 2, 2012
Without a doubt the weakest and most boring of Hammer's Frankenstein franchise.
½ August 8, 2012
Slow burn with interesting ideas, if a little muddled. Solid acting from Cusing and a neato gothic concept/theme/setting.
March 31, 2012
I <3 Peter Cushing.
March 17, 2012
This is barely a Frankenstein movie, other than the fact that it is one of Cushing's best performances. From the moment he awakens with a bit of frost on his nose to the very end where he watches his lovely creature meet her fate, the good Baron plays his arrogant genius to the hilt. "I am a very busy man," is his clipped mantra even at his good assistant's murder trial. Seeing only the possibility to have a fresh corpse, the Baron embodies the calculating humor of the gallows. Susan Denberg is considerably more attractive as a deformed lover than the icy vessel of steely revenge. In the end, Thorley Walters and the three drunkards twist this monster movie into a revenge comedy of the grand English tradition. In that regard, good stuff. As a Frankenstein movie, not so good.
March 16, 2012
The 4th Frankenstein film made by Hammer after The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) and The Evil of Frankenstein (1964), this one touched upon a more supernatural, metaphysical aspect, and it seems to work, with a title lifted from Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman (1956). Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is working in a small town, working with Dr Hertz (Thorley Walters) and young assistant Hans Werner (Robert Morris), Frankenstein has discovered a way to harvest the souls from people's bodies. Hans is in love with Christina (Susan Denberg), whose father Herr Cleve (Alan MacNaughtan) is the local innkeeper. When Christina is taunted by thuggish dandies Anton (Peter Blythe), Johann (Derek Fowlds) and Karl (Barry Warren), who Hans stands up to. But, when the dandies murder Cleve, Hans is beheaded for it, and Christina commits suicide by drowning. Frankenstein uses Hans' body to harvest the soul, and he puts the soul into the body of Christina, who, you've guessed it, goes on a rampage after the dandies for doing this. It's a very good Hammer film which goes in a different direction to the other Frankenstein films. It's engaging with a good story, mixing an old European setting with a good revenge story throughout, it has a good cast too, made up of old regulars and new faces. It's even one of Martin Scorsese's favourite films as well.
February 14, 2012
Frankenstein Created Woman, Then vengeance followed! Decent Hammer production with heavy use of a guillotine.
½ November 24, 2011
Hammer's fourth Frankestein is pale and badly stitched.
November 22, 2011
Not the best in the series. Peter Cushing is great as usual and even with Hammer's top director Terence Fisher, the movie is hokey and doesn't make sense.
July 20, 2011
I was ready to turn this off pretty quickly, but gave it another chance. I've always been fascinated by genre hybrids, especially genres that shouldn't work together. Not only does this have a great Vadim-inspired title, but the first hour blends takes the concept of "sins of the father" and blends them with a Romeo and Juliet story. Eventually, when the Frankenstein ideas come into play, we get a twisted spin on Pygmalion (which I've always thought could be pilfered brilliantly for horror).
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