Frankenstein Created Woman

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  • Oct 24, 2015
    With Terence Fisher at the helm again this is the best of the Hammer Frankenstein franchise films that I've seen so far. This is a more complex story and I enjoyed it that way. Frankenstein is even experimenting with cryogenically extending his own life. Peter Cushing and Thorley Walters have a Holmes and Watson dynamic that was appealing (strangely I did not find that they played those characters opposite each other in any Sherlock films). Frankenstein's other young assistant Hans (Robert Morris) begins the movie as a younger boy witnessing his father being put to death with a guillotine. He holds revenge in his mind and is looked down upon by many villagers for being low class and the son of a criminal. He loves a barkeep's daughter named Christina (Susan Denberg). Denberg did not pursue a long film career, but she may be my favorite of Hammer's glamorous beauties. Christina is scarred and has a limp. Both Christina and Hans are mercilessly bullied by a trio of drunken fops. These are characters with timeless recognizability to anyone who has felt ostracized. The Baron's experiments turn more metaphysical than scientific as he strives to transfer souls/consciousness from one body to another. It is more than just a brain transplant. Of course this was a concept that Universal tackled with some sequels and the ending of Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks uses this mind transfer idea too. Eventually Frankenstein repairs Christina's deformities and keeps Hans "alive" by putting his mind in her head. This leads to a very intriguing dual personality murderer, a twist on the bride of Frankenstein idea, which Hammer avoids otherwise, and many visually creative and darker scenes in Hammer's DeLuxe color than has previously been seen in this franchise.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2010
    the imperious baron imprisons the soul of a condemned man in the body of his suicidal lover, creating a vengeful swedish supermodel! it's no bride of frankenstein but it's very entertaining and seems almost quaint when u consider this came out only one year before rosemary's baby and night of the living dead. still my favorite hammer series and cushing rules as the mad doctor
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2008
    If one of the great ironies of Hammer is that their best 'Dracula' movie doesn't even feature Dracula (<I>Brides of Dracula</I>), yet another is that their best 'Frankenstein' movie is the one with the female monster! Colourful, atmospheric, well acted and boasting an ingenious revenge plot involving the transference of souls (which I'm trying hard not to spoil here), what makes <I>Frankenstein Created Woman</I> particularly memorable is the surprisingly poignant love story between Frankenstein's servant, Hans (Robert Morris), and the deformed daughter of the local innkeeper, Christina (Susan Denberg). Denberg's excellent performance in this movie is a notable exception to the rule that Hammer were generally at their dullest when attempting to showcase some European starlet or other, though a good portion of the credit must go to whoever dubbed her voice. Unnecessary or bad dubbing in movies is one of my pet peeves, but this is perhaps the only example I can think of where the dubbing process unquestionably enhances a performance, lending a disembodied, otherworldly strangeness to Denberg entirely appropriate to her character, both before and after Frankenstein gets his hands on her.
    Stephen M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2008
    Without a doubt the weakest and most boring of Hammer's Frankenstein franchise.
    A.D. V Super Reviewer

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