I was originally planning on running Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in this slot but due to technical difficulties Honest Abe will have to be rescheduled. Fortunately I was able to raid the House Of Stuff film vault for a replacement. I feel like it’s been a while since I ran a Frankenstein movies so I bring you Hammer’s Frankenstein Created Woman. Naturally Peter Cushing stars as the beloved baron. The film was directed by Terence Fisher from a screenplay by Anthony Hinds, both Hammer regulars.
Despite the title, Frankenstein Created Woman is not a remake of Universal’s The Bride of Frankenstein. It’s a completely different story although the good Dr. does reanimate a female in both films. Frankenstein Created Woman is somewhat unique for it’s genre. Cushing’s Baron Frankenstein in a minor character for most of the film. The star of the film is undoubtedly Susan Denberg in the role of Christina, a scared cripple who Frankenstein turns into a hottie. The rest of the cast is made upf of excellent character actors, particularly Thorley Walters as the usually sloshed town doctor.
This is the story of a boy named Hans. He accidentally sees his dad get his head chopped off on the town guillotine. He grows up and gets a job as Franlenstein’s go-fer. Hans also has a girlfriend, Christina. Christina’s left side is in seriously bad shape, her face is scarred and her arm and leg barely function. Three drunk jerks torment the unhappy couple with tragic results. Baron Frankenstein does his thing and Christina returns to get revenge on the tedious trio. All in all a very entertaining classic.
It won’t be long until the big Famous Monsters Convention in beautiful San Jose. This year’s show is shaping up to be a dilly. I’m particularly looking forward to visiting the Hall of the Dead experience, honoring George Romero. Featured guests include mad scientist extraordinaire Jeffery Combs, Ricco “Creature From The Black Lagoon” Browning, Amanda “Married With Children” Bearse and many more. It’s sure to be a blast. If that’s not enough, it’s only a short 20 minute ride to the world famous Brass Rail. See you there!
Frankenstein Created Woman