Son of Frankenstein

  • Film
  • Horror films
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Predictably, with four of the horror genre's most sinister presences in the cast, this is highly entertaining; but Rowland Lee (who made the wonderful Zoo in Budapest) creates a sumptuous, atmospheric tale worthy of following Whale's originals. The set, shot in a style reminiscent of the German Expressionist classics, is superb - a labyrinthine castle of gloomy shadows - and there are enough strong moments, as when the monster (Karloff, far less sympathetic than in his previous incarnations) tears off policeman Atwill's artificial arm, to make the film memorable in its own right.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rowland V Lee
Screenwriter: Willis Cooper
Cast: Basil Rathbone
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Lionel Atwill
Josephine Hutchinson
Edgar Norton
Donnie Dunagan
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