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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Aug 7, 2001

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Running Time
1 hour, 35 minutes

Country UK

Studio EMI Productions, Hammer Films, Levitt-Pickman Film Corporation, MGM

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Other Titles
• The Horror of Frankenstein
• Frankensteins Schrecken (1970)
• Der Greuel von Frankenstein (1970)

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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Spoof, Monsters, Murder, Satire, Campy, Mad Scientists

Plot: Coming at the tail end of Hammer Studios' Frankestein cycle (it was preceeded by the classic CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, and FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED), HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN takes the familiar story in a much different direction than its predecessors. The film finds young Victor Frankenstein (Bates) becoming fed up with his boorish father and his boring classes. Longing to escape to Vienna to experiment in his lab, Victor offs his father and quits school. Soon Victor has successfully re-animated a turtle and begins work on his ultimate creation -- a human made out of dead body parts. Taking place in a vaguely mod-ish 18th century where the characters carry on as if they were London during the swingin' 1960s, HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN has its tongue planted firmly in

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 External Reviews
external's a fairly enjoyable black comedy, although the script leaves much to be desired. There's almost no plot and the film's ending is the weakest Hammer has ever delivered. Still, catch it if you can.

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 Written by
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 Music By
Malcolm Williamson
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