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08 Jan 2013, 7:43pm
A few curmudgeonly critics have dismissed 'The Evil of Frankenstein' as the bastard stepchild of the Hammer Frankenstein series. As with "Horror of Frankenstein," it is a one-off, revisionist effort with a narrative and back story completely unrelated to the other films in the series. Some critics also have disparaged the obvious Universal influences, which they say seem anachronistic out of place in a Hammer film. Considering that the film was distributed stateside by Universal, Hammer's intent seems to have been to create the first authentic color sequel to the original Universal films of the 30s and 40s. Had Universal permitted Hammer to use the original Jack Pierce-style makeup design, and had Hammer created a more complex creature similar to Boris Karloff in "The Bride of Frankenstein," this might have been a fairly spectacular film. The pairing of the best Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) with a more sympathetic creature out of the Karloff mold--sans the crude, troweled-on Kiwi Kingston makeup--might've made this the best film of the entire series. It's not, of course, but I still like it. In fact, it's one of my favorite of the lot. Frankenstein's character is much more sympathetic and swashbuckling than in any of the other films--here, he's more of the dashing, wronged hero--and the film also has some moments of genuine humor. My favorite scene is when Frankenstein storms into the bedchambers of the Burgomaster to confront him over the theft of his belongings and ends up having to escape out the window with a knotted sheet, but not before saying a friendly "good night" to the Burgomaster's astonished wife. The laboratory set is by far the best in any of the Frankenstein films, and some of Cushing's stunt work is fairly impressive, such as when he swings into the fiery lab on a chain, a la Basil Rathbone in "Son of Frankenstein." A moment later, Cushing is on the floor of the lab, completely surrounded by blazing fires. One can tell that it's actual
Related to: The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964)
06 Jan 2013, 7:22pm
Amazing movie ..... I have seen it more than 100 times. Is there any next part of this movie coming ?
Related to: Let Me In (2010)
25 Dec 2012, 4:30pm
Sorry but i must change my vote.How couldt I get this movie 5 from 6 Scars??? (Horror of) Dracula gets 6 from 6 Scars of course,because its one of Hammers absolut finest!!!
Related to: Dracula (1958)
23 Dec 2012, 8:38pm
At first,Hello to all members of this Site and to all other Hammer,Gothic,Classic Horror,Classic Scifi Fans,Maniacs(thats what many of my friends call me,a Movie,DVD Madman)!
Please excuse my Bad English,its a long time ago since I left school,but I will try my best!
Now i introduce myself a little because I´am a new Member of this site and its just part of good Behaviour and my Education to tell a bit of me.
So I´am a huge Movie fan,-collector,I prefer the old Hammer and Universal Horror-Monster Movies but also I love old SciFi,-Fantasy Films,I collect also other classic ones from other studios.Also I loved Disney,Pixar and well made Animes(Studio Ghibli),I owned all Disney Animated Cinema Movies.all Pixarfilms and all movies made by Ghibli!
I´am owner of a gigantic DVD Collection,most I by Special,Deluxe or other noble Editions.
Besides hundreds,or better nearly 1000 of other DVDs I have all Universal classics and nearly 60 Hammer DVDs and all my DVDs are Full uncut and in very good Quality and Condition!
Now to Dracula,I thought Dracula(Lee) or Frankenstein(with Karloff) was the first Horror Movie I ever saw and it made me love this kind of movies for ever and ever and ever!
No doubt Chris Lee is the Dracula performer No.1 and Peter Cushing is the born Van Helsing.
This first Hammer Dracula is one of the Best Vampiremovies at all (but not THE Best Hammer Vampire,this honour belong to Brides of Dracula) but the Atmosphere,the Equipment,the Hammer Girls (Valerie Gaunt..what a Vamp..ire!) and the Genius of Terence Fisher made a Great Gothic Horror thats part of my personal Top Ten Gothic Horrors for all Time!
Its a MUST SEE MOVIE! This Great movie gets 5 from 6 Scars from me!
The chill of the Tomb won´t leave your blood for hours.....
......after you come Face to Face with DRACULA!!!
20 Dec 2012, 8:24pm
wow!! hammer films back!!
Related to: The Woman In Black (2012)
05 Dec 2012, 7:42pm
I totally agree with you about Christopher Lee being the best Dracula. Nobody can touch him in regard to this role, absolutely nobody. You can keep all your glamour boy pinups of Twilight, Vampire Diaries etc. Give me Christopher Lee any day. I have all his Dracula films on DVD - something I thought I would never have when I was a teenager, long before dvds - and it is great when I can watch them whenever I like. I also write ghost and horror Kindle books, and you can see my work on Amazon. www.trueghoststories.co.uk
03 Dec 2012, 3:19pm
What amazes me is why hasn't this movie had a UK release???? Please, blue ray effect just like the great Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula prince of darkness
Related to: The Mummy (1959)
03 Dec 2012, 3:14pm
I think its time this movie was released in the UK, give it the blue ray effect
Related to: Captain Clegg (1962)
25 Nov 2012, 8:03am
The BEST vampire (Dracula)movie EVER. I saw the movie in the early 60's and it scared the ever living day lights out of me. Christopher Lee is Dracula like Sean Connery is James Bond. Hammer made the BEST horror movies ever. Ninety nine percent of this new stuff is CRAP.
24 Nov 2012, 9:21pm
Absolutely loved it, I'm not a fan of the gore-fest horror which abounds us nowadays and it's refreshing to know that there are still people making good, honest, creepy as hell films without resorting to the buckets of blood approach. Nice one Hammer, looking forward to The Angel of Death
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