Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)


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The fourth film in the Universal Studios Frankenstein series, this movie finds Igor and Frankenstein's monster fleeing Castle Frankenstein for the home of the second of Frankenstein's sons. Once there, Igor and Frankenstein plan an operation to subdue the monster, but a mix-up sends the creature on a bloody spree.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: W. Scott Darling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 1993



as The Monster

as Ludwig Frankenstein

as Elsa Frankenstein

as Dr. Bohmer

as Dr. Kettering

as Martha

as Chief constable

as Russman

as Magistrate

as Village Man

as Mayor's Assistant

as Villager

as Villager

as Constable

as Constable

as Councillor
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Critic Reviews for Ghost of Frankenstein

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

No masterpiece but better than its reputation ...

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The thought that he may yet return for further adventures with his body and Lugosi's sconce fills us with mortal terror. That is the most fearful prospect which the picture manages to convey.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A true waste of time.

Full Review… | October 26, 2014
Movie Chambers

While it doesn't stand up to its predecessors, The Ghost of Frankenstein boasts an enjoyable cast and good production values.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It gets the job done with admirable efficiency, no excess of imagination, and all in a compact 67-minute frame, and you really wouldn't want it to be any longer than that.

Full Review… | October 27, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

there are some inspired twists at the end

June 14, 2007

Audience Reviews for Ghost of Frankenstein


Despite the short running time (which was commonplace during that time period), 'Ghost of Frankenstein' is a rather ambitious installment in the venerable franchise. Instead of a story about the revitalization of dead tissue, the plot is more sinister and conniving with Igor hoodwinking the estranged son of Dr. Frankenstein to transplant his brain in the monster's brawny body. Lugosi is still gruffly despicable as Igor whose allegiance to the monster finally devolves into a highly manipulative relationship where he rescues the monster from being lynched by a village mob only to preserve his body for his ulterior motives. The sets are impeccably gothic and the pyrotechnic demolition of the mansion at the beginning is an explosive hook. Overall, 'Ghost of Frankenstein' is a sterling example of Universal's carte blanche with Mary Shelley's classic novel.

Cory Taylor
Cory Taylor

Super Reviewer

One of the better universal monster movie sequels. It's got all the good actors, a good story, and it's exciting.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I don't remember much about it, to be honest, so I guess that's not saying much. I'm sure it has its moments.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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