Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Man, you got to love Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein! I'm to tired to write much, but if you havent seen Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed you should check it out. I'm really enjoying revisiting all the old Hammer films. I love the Hammer versions of Frankenstein because they're more about Baron Frankenstein then the monsters. The sets are incredibly beautiful, with rich colors and interesting objects.

"I have become the victim of everything that Frankenstein and I ever advocated. My brain is in someone else's body. "


Carl (ILHM) said...

I need to rewatch the entire series, because this one in particular seems to be rated the highest among the sequels and though I liked it a lot I felt I missed something. Glad to see a review up no matter what the length!

The Captain said...

I think what I was trying to say last night about it not being so much about the "monster" and more about Victor is why this one must be rated higher. He is the real monster of these films, and he is a real bastard in this installment, I mean bad, he even rapes a women in this film and then doesn't show any feelings about it one way or the other. He is just such a murderous creep and so domineering in "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" that I think he comes off even more villainous and evil then in the other films, thus making this one a better film.

I just enjoy Peter Cushing. Interesting little trivia about the film "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell". Frankenstein is again played by Peter Cushing, and this time the monster is played by an actor named David Prowse, and as any good movie geek knows David Prowse is Darth Vader. George Lucas must of been a Hammer fan because he cast Prowse in Star Wars in a role sort of similar to the Frankenstein monster, and he cast Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin to hold Vaders leash. The doctor and the monster together again.