Day 276: Son Of Frankenstein (1939)

son-of-frankensteinThree years ago, we checked out The Bride Of Frankenstein for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween as well as others from the Universal Monsters collections since then. This year I wanted to check out another film from the series so I chose to watch Son Of Frankenstein for today’s film. The Frankenstein name has been tarnished or at least feared in the town where the family castle is located. Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone), the son of Dr. Frankenstein, and his family decide to move to the castle to reclaim his family’s name. When there he receives a package from his father containing information of his discoveries and experiments. What he doesn’t expect to find in his father’s laboratory is the monster himself, but the monster is in a coma. After Ygor (Bela Lugosi) convinces him to awaken the monster, the monster does Ygor’s bidding and now the town is enraged as the killings continue. The film also stars Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) as Frankenstein’s Monster, Lionel Atwill (To Be Or Not To Be) as Inspector Krogh, Josephine Hutchinson (North By Northwest) as Elsa von Frankenstein, Donnie Dunagan (Tower Of London) as Peter von Frankenstein, Emma Dunn (The Great Dictator) as Emilia, Edgar Norton (Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde) as Benson, and the film was directed by Rowland V. Lee (Captain Kidd). To read the rest of the review, please click here to go to Moshpits & Movies.

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