Thursday, December 22, 2011

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Using his brave new techniques, the Baron Frankenstein manages to migrate the souls of two young lovers into the same body, transforming the disfigured Christina into a beautiful woman. The two use Christina's voracious good looks as an instrument for revenge against the men that crossed them! Terence Fisher returns to direct the fourth in Hammer's FRANKENSTEIN series after Freddie Francis's slight misstep in the last. FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN is built on a tragic love story that unfolds around Hans and Christina, with Peter Cushing taking a step back behind his fellow cast members. Fisher takes long, artful strides as always in the development of his moving characters. The timely build leads up to the pair's perfectly-executed plot for revenge, which draws greatly from classic fairy tales and traditional storytelling techniques. The philosophical implications involving the existence of the soul and one's ability to transcend death also weigh heavier than in Frankenstein's other outings. Along with the fantastic performances by Thorley Walters, Robert Morris, and the ravishing Susan Denberg, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN not only becomes one of the series' strongest sequels, but also one of Hammer's finest films!

Rating: 9/10.

3 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and a good slide in 2012!

    And furthermore so great films!

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  2. Thanks Mr. B! I hope you enjoy the holidays as well this Christmas!

    Mix Master Will, I missed out on this one in my last run through the series, and was so happy to pick it up before Amazon began burning DVD-Rs of all of Anchor Bay's out of print catalog. Beware!

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