Thursday, May 29, 2008

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

Directed by:
Terence Fisher
Written by: Bert Batt
Starring: Peter Cushing, Simon Ward, Freddie Jones, Veronica Carlson, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley, George Pravda

Fifth (I think) film in Hammer's Frankenstein series, which I have been watching in no particular order, basically whenever I can get my hands on one of them. I gather this one follows Frankenstein Created Woman (I beg to differ) and is followed by The Horror of Frankenstein.

In this one Frankenstein blackmails another doctor (as well as his coke-fiend girlfriend) into helping him transplant the brain of his now crazy colleague into a new body in the hopes of curing his insanity and learning his secrets or something. Naturally, things do not go entirely well, the new creation ends up escaping and bad stuff happens to everybody.

There isn't all that much 'monster' action in this one - the creature (so to speak) basically just looks like a guy with a scar on his head and seems kind of like a nice guy. The point (I assume) being that the Doctor himself has now become some kind of monster.

How very deep. I don't mean to sound sarcastic, I just write this way, I can't help it. It's really kind of a cool version of the story and after five movies, I guess they needed to do something new with it.

They did succeed with that. Anyway, we also get the high production values and sexy ladies and all that good stuff one expects from a Hammer picture. And, you know, having seen Werewolf vs. Vampire Lady...

There's a bee flying around in here. Sitting amongst the stack of paper by my printer. Poor guy. I was going to wait til she went on the window to trap her and set her free outside.

Sorry. Weird interlude. I just really like bees is all, specially bumble bees with their stripy bee sweaters.

Alright, where was I? Oh yeah. Werewolf vs..., which I will now refer to as WWvVW, seeing as I seem to mention it in almost every other post.

Yeah, this movie was better than that one. Quite a bit so.


No comments:

Post a Comment