Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)

Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)





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Frankenstein's Daughter, a low-budget American horror movie badly directed by Richard E. Cunha, is another in a series of poorly made adaptations of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel. Here, the original Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, Oliver Frankenstein (Donald Murphy), now living in Los Angeles, creates a female version of the Monster from sweet teenage girl, Trudy (Sandra Knight) who then goes on a killing rampage. This thriller, with poor production values and bad sets, has some intentional humor, but little real horror. Also released as She Monster of the Night, Frankenstein's Daughter was featured in It Came from Hollywood, an amusing and loving tribute to horror films and their makers. Also, lovers of trivia should note that Sandra Knight, who plays Trudy, would later become the wife of actor Jack Nicholson.
Classics , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Layton Film Productions Inc.


John Ashley
as Johnny Bruder
Sandra Knight
as Trudy Morton
Donald Murphy
as Oliver Frank / Frankenstein
Harold Lloyd Jr.
as Don (Suzie's guy)
Sally Todd
as Suzie
Felix Locher
as Carter Morton
John Zaremba
as Police Lt. Boyle
Robert Dix
as Police Det. Bill Dillon
Don Murphy
as Oliver Frank
Harry Wilson
as The Monster
Voltaire Perkins
as Mr. Rockwell, Chemist
Charlotte Portney
as Frightened Housewife
Bill Coontz
as First Victim - Warehouseman
George Barrows
as Mack (dockworker)
Johnny Bruder
as Trudy's Boyfriend
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Critic Reviews for Frankenstein's Daughter

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November 17, 2004

Audience Reviews for Frankenstein's Daughter

I don't know who approved the premise of this movie but they should have had their head examined. This sounds like an idea pitched in a board room full of ideas but immediately discarded. Frankenstein's Daughter plays very much like a William Castle movie, which might have been the approach. A lot of things don't make sense and are never resolved, like the fact that Trudy is constantly drugged into being a monster for no apparent reason because the mad doctor is already working on his own monster and not particularly concerned with the one he drugs every night. I don't know. There were a couple of genuinely creepy moments during the transformations, and probably would have scared me as a kid, but this was more or less a waste of time. There's some mystery and suspense, but the motives and logic are just a mess. Even in a dumb horror movie that stuff needs to work if I'm supposed to be taking it seriously, and the movie wants me to do that, and I can't. Another skippable movie with a horrible premise and execution.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Frankenstein's grandson isn't too popular with the ladies, he keeps turning them into monsters... This movie is too stupid to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

.A great Pre 1960 Horror Film made for the big screen (Drive-In), Grandson Oliver Frankenstein played by Donald Murphy. Picks up where Dad and Granddad left off, but is successful in creating a female Frankenstein which is played by a male Harry Wilson. who had 265 film credits to his name. In this movie we have 2 beautiful girls , the professors daughter played by Sandra Knight, and her trashy friend Suzie Lawler played by Sally Todd. Back in the day when teenagers were roled by adults. All in all a great Old School horror flick, 4 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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