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Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

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Ygor and Frankenstein's monster flee from Castle Frankenstein, taking refuge in the home of one of the mad scientist's sons. Their attempts at fashioning a more peaceful monster backfire, however, triggering another rampage. This was the fourth Frankenstein film produced by Universal Studios.

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Cast

Cedric Hardwicke
as Ludwig Frankenstein
Lon Chaney Jr
as The Monster
Evelyn Ankers
as Elsa Frankenstein
Lionel Atwill
as Dr. Bohmer
Barton Yarborough
as Dr. Kettering
Leyland Hodgson
as Chief constable
Olaf Hytten
as Russman
Holmes Herbert
as Magistrate
Dwight Frye
as Village Man
Michael Mark
as Mayor's Assistant
Harry Cording
as Villager
Otto Hoffman
as Villager
Ernie Stanton
as Constable
George Eldredge
as Constable
Lionel Belmore
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

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
DVDLaser

Audience Reviews for Ghost of Frankenstein

½

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
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
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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