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Terror of Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein) (1976)

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Terror of Frankenstein, an Irish/Swedish coproduction, avoids the gimmickry and anachronisms which have distinguished previous versions of the Frankenstein story. This is done through the simple expedient of returning to the source, the original 19th century Mary Shelley novel. Terror is virtually a page-by-page retelling of the Shelley book, taking us from Dr. Frankenstein's earliest efforts to create synthetic life, progressing through the creation of his monster and the horrible consequences, and ending with the Doctor dead and his doleful monster exiled to an ice floe. This would remain the most faithful version of the classic horror novel until Kenneth Branagh's overproduced, underdeveloped version in 1994. Curiously, Terror of Frankenstein (also known as Victor Frankenstein) has been generally overlooked by film buffs, probably because it lacks star names or a "cult" director at the helm.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Horror
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Independent International Pictures Corp.

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Cast

Leon Vitali
as Victor Frankenstein
Per Oscarsson
as The Monster
Nicholas Clay
as Henry Clerval
Stacey Dorning
as Elizabeth
Jan Ohlsson
as William
Henrikson
as Capt. Waldon
Archie O'Sullivan
as Prof. Waldhem
Harry Brogan
as Blind Man
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½

One of the few faithful renditions of Mary Shelley's novel. Very well done. That said, the novel and the film are long on talk and short on action.

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo

a fairly adept verision of the source material. Per Oscarsson plays the monster with a real regal abandon. The flood light locations are a marvel. As is Leon Vitali's hair - especially during the kite slying scene. Yeah, you heard me right. There is something about Swedish films that feels very "community theater." Not to imply that is bad. It is just a professional amateurishness that relies on theater makeup and expressive hand gestures to convey the subtleties of characters. Still, I was completely entertained and would recommend it to anyone looking for a real low budget, yet serious adaptation of the Frankenstein mythos.

R.John Xerxes
R.John Xerxes

This is a great old movie. The "monster" was a man who was merely scarred. It made for a very interesting twist. I liked the plot the monster used for revenge.

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