• Rainey Dawn

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Rainey Dawn 05 Nov, 2015

    Excellent film - this third film did loose any of the story, chills and horror of the first two in the series.

    The son of Henry Frankenstein, Wolf von Frankenstein returns to his family's manor home from the United States. He is not received well for the town folks still feel anger towards Wolf's father for what they blame the Monster for (see the first two films: 1st film, 2nd film). Wolf is handed a briefcase by the local Burgomaster…


  • Phil

    ★★★★★ Watched by Phil 03 Apr, 2016

    Released in January of 1939, this 3rd in the Universal Pictures Frankenstein series was the beginning of a 2nd Golden Age of Classic Horror films (the first ran from 1931 to 1936, and the 2nd from 1939 to 1946). This is also the 3rd and the final time that Boris Karloff played the Monster, but this time he is joined by a couple others that have long association with the genre --

    Bela Lugosi, the living image of Dracula, co-starred…


  • Diego Sánchez Villegas

    ★★★ Watched by Diego Sánchez Villegas 31 Mar, 2016

    Peli 31

    Estaría de puta madre si no fuese aburrida.
    En breve haré reseña para Zona Zhero, así que ya editaré para enlazarla aquí.


  • Zack Clopton

    ★★★ Added by Zack Clopton

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    From a visual presentation, “Son of Frankenstein” is fantastic. It features some of the best sets of the series. All the buildings in the village have weird sloping roofs. The boxes of the judge’s house loom high over the floor. Grotesque stone gargoyles frame either side of the Frankenstein dining room, glaring down on the family as they eat. The cave leading into the laboratory has a hallucinatory rocky ceiling. A giant circular opening leads up into the lab, the…


  • Erasmus Craven

    ★★★★ Watched by Erasmus Craven 22 Feb, 2016

    Me he quedado muy tonto. Toda la vida quedándome con las dos primeras (en especial Bride) y pasando del resto y voy y me veo esta y lo flipo. Ese reparto de lujo, esa escenografía, brutal, tan expresionista, con esos ángulos imposibles, esas luces y sombras..., sí el monstruo queda mas diluido en esta, pero que bien que esta Lugosi como villano. Como pegas diría que el final me chirria un poco, mas propio del cine de aventuras que el…


  • steinap01

    ★★★ Watched by steinap01 14 Feb, 2016

    Not as good as the original two. But still pretty good.


  • dbgirl

    ★★★½ Watched by dbgirl 06 Feb, 2016

    Unlike many dare to say, I think this third part of the Frankenstein series is clearly better in many aspects than its predecessor: the storytelling, plot and acting are all much better than in Bride of the Frankenstein. And, like the first part, this looked amazing as well. They had added a new idea: Frankenstein has a son and that son, Wolf, doesn't get a warm welcome from the villagers because of his infamous father. It was nice that this…


  • Isaac Thompson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Isaac Thompson 12 Dec, 2015

    Karloff's last hurrah as the monster is a step down in quality from the first two, but only slightly. It isn't the morbid masterpiece the original is and doesn't boast the biting satire of the sequel, but it has its own virtues and is still one of the best horror films of the 30s

    At times, Son of Frankenstein feels more like an adventure or fantasy movie than a horror film. Although there plenty of great horror moments. It's a…


  • Dustin Riccio

    ★★★ Watched by Dustin Riccio 05 Dec, 2015

    A pretty clear step down from Bride, as all the emotional weight of that previous film is jettisoned by reverting the monster back to being a mute killing machine. Additionally, the story feels more than a little like a drawn out rehash of the first film, being that it's largely concerned with a Dr. Frankenstein attempting to bring the monster to life.

    To my pleasant surprise, though, this film is almost as visually appealing as the previous two in the…


  • Colin Rinehart

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Colin Rinehart 11 Nov, 2015

    I wasn't sure I had seen this until it began and yes, I'd caught it on cable a few years back. Only a slight step down from the previous two entries in the series, but then those are two of the best horror films ever so those are hard shoes to fill. It was the success of re-releasing the original Frankenstein in a double bill with Dracular in fact that led to this film's creation, one which revitalized a declining…


  • Pek Mi

    ★★★ Watched by Pek Mi 31 Oct, 2012

    Like father...


  • Andy Lunn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Lunn 31 Oct, 2015 1

    The original and The Bride are the most revered of the Universal Stein films, but Son is a real cracker, which deserves to be seen if you haven't already; or again if you have.

    Lugosi is the stand out here, giving a performance that is at times creepy, and at others really comedic. Rathbone is solid as the Dr and Karloff's Monster is back as he should be - mute and imposing.

    It's got a good script too, which unlike some movies of this era, is never dull.