21 December 2014

Frankenstein Created Woman (1965)
92 min.
Directed by Terence Fisher.
With Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters, Robert Morris, Duncan Lamont, Peter Blythe, Barry Warren, Derek Fowlds.
The fourth entry in Hammer's Frankenstein series chronicles more mayhem from everyone's favorite mad doctor.

After the Baron's assistant Hans (Morris) is sent to the guillotine for a murder he didn't commit, Han's distraught girlfriend Christina commits suicide.

Ever the opportunist, Dr. Frankenstein (the inimitable Cushing) re-animates the body of the dead woman...but uses the brain of her executed boyfriend! Only problem is, it seems the good-natured Hans now has one thought on his mind: revenge on those who sent him to his death.

Now, the newly reborn Christina will be the instrument of Hans' vicious thirst for bloody retribution! Frankenstein Created Woman is enjoyable fun, highlighted by some good sequences with pretty Denberg as the unstoppable she-monster.

And the premise is an interesting one, in particular the clever handling of Denberg's female body melded with the male/revenge mindset of her 'dead' lover. Well directed by Terence Fisher, possibly the best horror director of the 1950s and 1960s.

Followed by Frankenstein Must be Destroyed (1969).

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