Son of Frankenstein Reviews

  • Mar 04, 2019

    sequels in those days much better than nowadays

    sequels in those days much better than nowadays

  • May 27, 2018

    Brilliant movie. Also, nearly identical to Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein".

    Brilliant movie. Also, nearly identical to Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein".

  • Mar 22, 2018

    For the most part it is nothing more than a blatant retread of the original, except with different characters and notably improved filming techniques, which are almost entirely helpless in saving the film.

    For the most part it is nothing more than a blatant retread of the original, except with different characters and notably improved filming techniques, which are almost entirely helpless in saving the film.

  • May 15, 2017

    Completely bonkers sequel to the original James Whale classic. The most striking elements are its Expressionist production design and lighting, and the almost comic tone - very obviously the major influence on Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Basil Rathbone declaims every line as if subtlety is a waste of time, Bela Lugosi seems to have borrowed the Wolfman's make-up, and it's once again left to Boris Karloff to supply the humanity and vulnerability. Good fun.

    Completely bonkers sequel to the original James Whale classic. The most striking elements are its Expressionist production design and lighting, and the almost comic tone - very obviously the major influence on Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Basil Rathbone declaims every line as if subtlety is a waste of time, Bela Lugosi seems to have borrowed the Wolfman's make-up, and it's once again left to Boris Karloff to supply the humanity and vulnerability. Good fun.

  • Oct 15, 2016

    This was kinda boring. But there are some things to like about it, which made it have potential!

    This was kinda boring. But there are some things to like about it, which made it have potential!

  • Oct 07, 2016

    Good, but not great. Some great sets, music, and of course Karloff and Lugosi.

    Good, but not great. Some great sets, music, and of course Karloff and Lugosi.

  • Oct 05, 2016

    This film falls just short of the previous two, but is incredibly well made in its own right. Having The Monster return to his silent version is a smart move, and Karloff doesn't disappoint. Also fun is Lugosi's sleazebag Ygor, who can't help but brag about surviving a hanging. This is a very good entry in the series, that at times borders on excellent.

    This film falls just short of the previous two, but is incredibly well made in its own right. Having The Monster return to his silent version is a smart move, and Karloff doesn't disappoint. Also fun is Lugosi's sleazebag Ygor, who can't help but brag about surviving a hanging. This is a very good entry in the series, that at times borders on excellent.

  • Oct 01, 2016

    Probably my favorite of the Frankenstein sequels. This movie was creepy, and epic with a creepy igor, and exellent acting I loved this sequel.

    Probably my favorite of the Frankenstein sequels. This movie was creepy, and epic with a creepy igor, and exellent acting I loved this sequel.

  • Mar 04, 2016

    In my opinion the best of all the Frankenstein horror films. Basil Rathbone, Josephine Hutchinson, Boris Karloff, Lionel Atwill and Bela Lugosi were all very good.

    In my opinion the best of all the Frankenstein horror films. Basil Rathbone, Josephine Hutchinson, Boris Karloff, Lionel Atwill and Bela Lugosi were all very good.

  • Feb 08, 2016

    Inferior to Karloff's first two ventures as the Monster and a little too fantastic, but way better than most of the Universal horror films that came out during the second cycle.

    Inferior to Karloff's first two ventures as the Monster and a little too fantastic, but way better than most of the Universal horror films that came out during the second cycle.