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THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (1964) ** ½

The weakest entry in Hammer’s Frankenstein series was a co-production with Universal, so they were allowed to use the trademark flat headed green skinned monster, but ex-professional wrestler Kiwi Kingston is no Boris Karloff. Peter Cushing yet again stars as Baron Frankenstein who finds his wayward creature frozen in a block of ice (in a scene almost exactly like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man) and thaws him out. Since its brain is damaged, Frankenstein gets a local hypnotist named Zoltan to revive him. Zoltan however has his own agenda and predictably uses the monster to kill. Despite the thudding plotting and awful make-up, it’s still watchable thanks to Cushing’s performance. Director Freddie Francis was later David Lynch’s cinematographer on Dune.
Tags: e, frankenstein, hammer, horror, peter cushing
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