22 November 2014

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
90 min.
Directed by Terence Fisher.
With Peter Cushing, Eunice Gayson, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn, John Welsh, Lionel Jeffries.
Revenge of Frankenstein is Hammer Film's excellent sequel to its 1957 smash hit The Curse of Frankenstein.

The last we saw Dr. Frankenstein, he was headed for the guillotine as punishment for the creation of his unholy Monster.

Escaping death, our favorite surgeon establishes the new identity of 'Dr. Stein' in the city of Carlsbruck.

Assisted by a young pupil (Matthews), he picks up his experimental "researches" with renewed vigor...and a spark of angry bitterness.

When he transplants the brain of a cripple into a physically able new body, will things go as planned?

Cushing is coolly superb as the mad doctor, the action is well-paced.

A few brilliantly-placed touches of humor spice up this festive dish.

And there's a great, great ending. Keep on trucking, 'Dr. Franck'.

Followed by 1964's The Evil of Frankenstein.

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