The Revenge of Frankenstein Reviews
this is easy a classic.
I Like Horror Movies
Frankenstein was sentenced to death at the guillotine after creating the notorious beast; however, he escapes his sentencing and decides to move forward with perfecting his craft and building a new, perfect beast. He builds his new beast, which looks more human than the last, but suffers some of the same psychological impacts of the surgery.
"I'm not an easy man to work for."
"Few men are."
Terence Fisher, director of The Gorgon, The Phantom of the Opera (1962), The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Hound of Baskervilles, and The Mummy (1959), delivers The Revenge of Frankenstein. The storyline for this picture is interesting and fun to watch unfold. The acting is very good and the cast delivers solid performances. The cast includes Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, and Lionel Jeffries.
"Nothing can go wrong."
"That's what you said before."
I DVR'd this picture this past Halloween off Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I was excited to see this Peter Cushing film and found his performance solid but the movie a bit stale and the beast disappointing (too conventional). Overall, this is above average but nothing special. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this picture.
"He buried his own body."
Grade: C+/B- (6.5)
Great acting, sets, story and design bring together a well thought out tale that manages to be the classic story we all know so well and yet sheds the standards to bring about another look at the monster and the madman behind him.