By and large, a rather pitiful parody of the Universal 'Frankenstein' movies, taking typically Brooksian liberties with characters and plot, resorting to juvenile mugging, and relying to a great extent on fairly authentic sets and photography for its better moments. A few gags work (notably when Brooks extends the spirit of the original, or comments on it, as in the Monster's scenes with the little girl and with the blind hermit). But for a really delightful parody, James Whale's own Bride of Frankenstein is far better value.
Cast and crew
Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks
Kenneth Mars Cloris Leachman Richard Haydn Gene Hackman Peter Boyle Teri Garr Gene Wilder Madeline Kahn Marty Feldman