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Terror of Frankenstein (1976)

Terror of Frankenstein

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Terror of Frankenstein, an Irish/Swedish coproduction, avoids the gimmickry and anachronisms which have distinguished previous versions of the Frankenstein story. This is done through the simple expedient of returning to the source, the original 19th century Mary Shelley novel. Terror is virtually a page-by-page retelling of the Shelley book, taking us from Dr. Frankenstein's earliest efforts to create synthetic life, progressing through the creation of his monster and the horrible consequences, and ending with the Doctor dead and his doleful monster exiled to an ice floe. This would remain the most faithful version of the classic horror novel until Kenneth Branagh's overproduced, underdeveloped version in 1994. Curiously, Terror of Frankenstein (also known as Victor Frankenstein) has been generally overlooked by film buffs, probably because it lacks star names or a "cult" director at the helm. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
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On DVD: Jul 20, 1999
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Independent International Pictures Corp.

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One of the few faithful renditions of Mary Shelley's novel. Very well done. That said, the novel and the film are long on talk and short on action.

a fairly adept verision of the source material. Per Oscarsson plays the monster with a real regal abandon. The flood light locations are a marvel. As is Leon Vitali's hair - especially during the kite slying scene. Yeah, you heard me right. There is something about Swedish films that feels very "community theater." Not to imply that is bad. It is just a professional amateurishness that relies on theater makeup and expressive hand gestures to convey the subtleties of characters. Still, I was completely entertained and would recommend it to anyone looking for a real low budget, yet serious adaptation of the Frankenstein mythos.

This is a great old movie. The "monster" was a man who was merely scarred. It made for a very interesting twist. I liked the plot the monster used for revenge.

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