The Revenge of Frankenstein

Film, Horror

Time Out says

A strange, blackly comic reworking of the Frankenstein myth, which was Fisher and Hammer's follow-up to their initial The Curse of Frankenstein of 1956. In one of his best performances, Cushing plays on the ambiguity of the central character, so that the Baron becomes a kind of Wildean martyr, alternating between noble defiance and detached cruelty. Much of the action is set in a poor hospital reminiscent of The Marat/Sade, and there is an extraordinary climax which irresistibly suggests the forces of chaos erupting into a repressive community as a monstrously deformed experimental subject crashes through a window into a smart society ball.

By: DP


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Terence Fisher
Jimmy Sangster
Peter Cushing
Michael Gwynn
Francis Matthews
Eunice Gayson
John Welsh
George Woodbridge
Lionel Jeffries
Oscar Quitak
Richard Wordsworth
Michael Ripper
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