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Terror of Frankenstein (1977)

Victor Frankenstein (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | March 1977 (France)
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Victor Frankenstein's search for the secret of life leads to the creation of a monster that consumes his life and family.


Calvin Floyd



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Credited cast:
Leon Vitali ... Victor Frankenstein
Per Oscarsson ... The Monster
Nicholas Clay ... Henry Clerval
Stacy Dorning ... Elizabeth (as Stacey Dorning)
Jan Ohlsson ... William
Olof Bergström ... Victor's Father
Mathias Henrikson ... Capt. Walton (as Mathias Henriksson)
Harry Brogan Harry Brogan ... The Blind Man
Jacinta Martín Jacinta Martín ... Agatha
David Byrne David Byrne ... Felix
Per-Axel Arosenius Per-Axel Arosenius ... The Inspector (as Per Axel Arosenius)
Tor Isedal ... The Carpenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Archie O'Sullivan Archie O'Sullivan ... Prof. Waldhem


Victor Frankenstein's search for the secret of life leads to the creation of a monster that consumes his life and family.

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True terror can be created...


Horror | Sci-Fi


Not Rated



Sweden | Ireland



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March 1977 (France) See more »

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Terror of Frankenstein See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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"Terror of Frankenstein" review
7 August 2010 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

This very sober and (comparatively speaking) faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel stints on the usual horror aspects, but isn't that compelling on subtler psychological or dramatic terms to compensate. Per Oscarsson, cast as the re-animated "monster," is a fine actor who'd been extraordinary in Swedish classics like "Hunger." But even though the movie spends more time detailing the monster's cruel education in "humanity" than most, he still isn't allowed the depth needed to give a fully dimensionalized performance. (It doesn't help that Per isn't much tricked-out in makeup terms beyond black lipstick, and is forced to speak phonetic English.) Plus the desired pathos falls short, not to mention the expected suspense or shock value this film utterly fails to achieve. Nonetheless, it's watchable as a rare serious stab at addressing the novel rather than simply exploiting its cinematic heritage. The scenery is spectacular, the performances decent, the direction intelligently measured if lacking real atmosphere or excitement. I appreciated it--just wish it were better.

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