Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
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The key image of this film occurs early on, as a hideous monster removes its face, only to reveal itself as Baron Frankenstein in a mask. Hammer's fifth installment in the series sees the transformation of doctor into monster complete. Peter Cushing's portrayal of the Baron here is all insanity and hatred, rather than the misunderstood (if unethical) genius of previous entries. Frankenstein transplants the brain of an insane doctor into Freddie Jones' body, creating a pathetic, misshapen beast, while using blackmail and rape to control the people around him. This was director… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For those of us who love Hammer horror, this is an unmarred example of all the reasons why."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"One of the finest of the seven entries in Hammer's Frankenstein cycle."
‑ Joshua Vasquez, Slant Magazine
"Hammer's fifth of seven Frankenstein films might be the best one in the series."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Perhaps the most deadly dull in a series that had run out of steam."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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