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Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1965)




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William "One Shot" Beaudine's companion piece to the equally nonsensical Billy the Kid vs. Dracula represents a memorable closing to the eccentric "Z"-movie auteur's amusing body of work. The hare-brained concept finds the legendary outlaw Jesse James (John Lupton) stumbling into the decrepit lair of Maria Frankenstein (Narda Onyx) -- not the daughter but the granddaughter of the infamous monster-making Baron. Maria is, of course, following in Grandpa's footsteps by creating a creature of her own, transplanting the dormant but still-intact brain of Frankenstein's original monster into the body of one of James' cohorts. The lumbering, homicidal monster -- imaginatively dubbed "Igor" -- begins terrorizing townsfolk until the inevitable showdown between living and undead gunslingers. Though not as flamboyantly awful as its predecessor (mainly due to the absence of John Carradine), this is still worth a look for trash-movie completists.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Western
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Narda Onyx
as Dr. Maria Frankenstein
John Lupton
as Jesse James
Estelita Rodriguez
as Juanita Lopez
Steven Geray
as Dr. Rudolph Frankenstein
Cal Bolder
as Hank Tracy/Igor
Felipe Turich
as Manuel
Jim Davis
as Marshal McFee
William Fawcett
as Jensen the Pharmacist
Page Slattery
as Deputy Andy
Nestor Paiva
as Saloon Owner
Dan White
as Pete Ketchum
Roger Creed
as Butch Curry
Mark Norton
as Francisco Lopez
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Critic Reviews for Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

All Critics (7)

Paced like the slow bloating of a dead rat on the highway.

Full Review… | July 4, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

For those who pine for bad illogical camp films, this one is more than inviting.

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Actually, Jesse meets Frankie's granddaughter in this minor camp endeavor.

October 31, 2005
Film Threat

a ludicrous horror-western hybrid featuring awful acting, silly dialogue, cheap stock footage, and wooden direction

August 5, 2003
Q Network Film Desk

Loopy bottom-of-the-barrel companion piece to Billy the Kid vs. Dracula.

June 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter


***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Don't watch unless you're a really big Frankenstein fan who must see all related movies...or, if you're a really big western fan, like me, and you basically watch any western themed movie you find. Either way, there are many better things to do with your time.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

While westerns and sci-fi crossovers are usually interesting, this one ends up feeling dull and slow- though still entertaining enough to sit through. The characters aren't as interesting as one might think, and the plot is generic. Watchable, but not memorable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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