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The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Terence Fisher
EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Alex Gallier (priest at execution)
Frankenstein escapes the guillotine and flees to Carlsbruck where he passes himself off as Dr Victor Stein and makes a living as a general practitioner. Three years later, while working in the town's hospital for the poor (where he carries on his experiments), he is recognised by a visiting physician, Dr Hans Kleve and the two decide to work together on creating a new artificial man. Using donors from the hospital, Frankenstein has built a new body into which he agrees to transplant the brain of his hunchbacked assistant Karl. Once completed and given life, the new creature is left in the care of the poor hospital where a well-meaning nurse releases it. As the new Karl tries to destroy his old body, a sadistic janitor savagely beats the creature and his brain is badly damaged, triggering cannibalistic urges...
The Revenge of Frankenstein is an altogether more ambitious undertaking than its predecessor, not only defining the shape of the subsequent Frankenstein series but also consolidating the look and feel of the Hammer house style previously established in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958. Again the winning combination of director Terence Fisher, cinematographer Jack Asher and production designer Bernard Robinson resulted in a visually stunning piece which quite belies its tiny budget. Though not as widely acclaimed as its predecessor, it remains one of the best films that Hammer ever produced. (Full Review)
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Blood of Frankenstein - working title
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