The Revenge of Frankenstein
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The Revenge of Frankenstein
He may be calling himself "Dr. Stein," but the audience isn't fooled: that popular general practitioner (Peter Cushing) in the mittel-European village of Carlsbruck is none other than our old friend, Victor Frankenstein. No one seems unduly concerned when the patients in a charity clinic begin losing their arms and legs during Dr. Stein's emergency operations -- no one except his young rival, Dr. Kleve (Kerwin Mathews). Threatening to expose Dr. Stein as the fugitive from justice he really is, Kleve is instead persuaded to be Stein's partner. Things really begin heating… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a high grade horror film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Cushing's cool demeanour and grace were ideally suited to his role as the quietly manic Baron and he gives a chillingly subtle performance."
‑ , Film4
"...trods off the established path of Frankenstein tropes and eschews routine horrifics by putting a lens on its people rather than on an expected cereal-box monster."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Easily the best film in the Hammer Frankenstein series."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"In one of his best performances, Cushing plays on the ambiguity of the central character, so that the Baron becomes a kind of Wildean martyr, alternating between noble defiance and detached cruelty."
‑ David Parkinson, Time Out
"Surpassed in its shocking effects perhaps only by Warhol's version."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An OK sequel with plenty of shocks and Cushing's wonderful, energetic performance as the brilliant, obsessed Dr. Frankenstein"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"There was a staid quality about the film that kept it from being as gripping as it could have been."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Expertly executed example of a golden time in British cinema - one to savour."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"One of the most sophisticated and intelligent follow-ups to a horror classic that has ever been put to film."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Another Hammer treatment, as usual worth seeing."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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