Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 11, 1969
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This 1969 effort might be the worst picture in the entire Hammer Frankenstein cycle, losing sight of the character of the obsessed scientist in an effort to score some cheap thrills.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Perhaps the most deadly dull in a series that had run out of steam.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

For those of us who love Hammer horror, this is an unmarred example of all the reasons why.

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Joshua Vasquez
Slant Magazine

One of the finest of the seven entries in Hammer's Frankenstein cycle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hammer's fifth of seven Frankenstein films might be the best one in the series.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is a close second for my favorite Hammer Frankenstein movie (Curse of Frankenstein being my favorite.) Peter Cushing strips any… More
Stella Dallas
one of the best hammers i've seen. peter cushing is brilliant as the diabolical baron. however there's a rape scene in this which just feels… More
David Ladd
Dr. Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) has seen his experiments fail time and again, regardless of his intense personal effort. He has put his heart and… More