The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)


Terence Fisher directs Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews  and Eunice Gayson in this sequel that focuses on the good mad doctor’s continued experiments in re-animation rather than his monster’s desires. 

Quite a forgettable Hammer Horror, lacking a lot of the lurid exploitation that makes the later ones such fun… though it therefore feels quite classy when compared to them. You get a solid lead turn from Cushing and a relatively watchable drama about the titled resurrectionist trying to set up a new lab under the suspicious noses of the stuffy local medical council. Hardly the stuff of nightmares or dark fantasies though.



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