• James Kujawa

    ★★★½ Watched by James Kujawa 30 Oct, 2014

    The opening scene/setup is laughably effortless, basically amounting to "oh boy, the new guy in town's name is 'Frankenstein'? Not again!" After a slow start, things get good when Ygor finally pops up and shows our titular son daddy's little secret. From there, the plot is great, reveling in its own evil and darkness. It's the most sinister interpretation of Frankenstein's monster that I have seen (though my expertise is limited).

    The direction is capable, but blase. The film never…

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  • Carl Garcia

    ★★★ Added by Carl Garcia

    Pleasant, straightforward, fun. I particularly dig Lugosi's arch performance as Igor.

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  • Lars Sieval

    ★★★★ Watched by Lars Sieval 14 Oct, 2014

    The Horrors of October 2014: “Hoop-tober” Edition!

    Son of Frankenstein the third Installment in the Universal Frankenstein series and it's a damn fine third film. This time we have Basil Rathbone in the role of Wolf Frankenstein, the son of Henry Frankenstein, Boris Karloff returns as the Monster (Although in a much smaller role), we have Lionel Atwill as Inspector Krogh, a guy with a wooden arm! And we have Bela Lugosi as Ygor, the man who survived a hanging.…

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  • Mike Streeter

    ★★★½ Watched by Mike Streeter 17 Sep, 2014

    Part of my Hoop-Tober challenge - Tales From the Black Bramford

    Film #1 - Son of Frankenstein

    I am a huge fan of the Frankenstein films, most especially the Hammer produced ones from the 50s and 60s, but I knew less about the classic series. I had seen the original and Bride, but thought I'd go back and see where Universal had taken it after that.

    I enjoyed Son of Frankenstein mostly for is humor. There are a lot of…

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  • Sc8lo

    ★★½ Watched by Sc8lo 30 Apr, 2011

    A surprisingly good sequel in contrast to the sequels of the other monster movies. Good to see Lugosi as Ygor. A wee bit long though.

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  • JohnQuinn

    ★★★★ Watched by JohnQuinn 09 Aug, 2014

    35mm: Pure entertainment from start to finish. Many chuckles were heard throughout as several scenes and characters were clearly lifted out of this and parodied in Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

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  • Shylina

    ★★★★½ Added by Shylina

    Okay, this movie is great, but let's talk about the kid in this movie. Who thought this was a good idea? What is that accent? It's like when all those creature features in the 50s started hiring random Miss Universes and having to explain their accents. How did those two people make that little moppet? I have to believe he was somebody important's nephew or something because there is no other explanation.

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  • Kyle

    ★★★★ Watched by Kyle 19 Jul, 2014

    Karloff's final performance as the Monster and Lugosi's first appearance in the Frankenstein series as Ygor. The film picks up a couple of decades from the last film as Dr. Frankenstein's son come back to his family castle only to discover the villagers don't trust him and the Monster is still alive and being looked after by the very creepy Ygor. So what does he do, pick up where his father left off in an attempt to resurrect his family…

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  • Silversaxophone

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Silversaxophone 05 May, 2014

    The Monster appears to have suffered brain damage in the intervening years between The Bride of Frankenstein and the arrival of Henry's son at castle Frankenstein. He's lost the ability to talk and he's more brutal. He's picked up a bit of cunning, though, as shown in the way he makes one murder look like an accident and draws the blinds before another. It's a regrettable regression in the character from the sympathetic monster in the Whale films and leaves…

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  • Steve Benningfield

    ★★½ Rewatched by Steve Benningfield 13 Apr, 2014

    3rd entry in series of films, not as strong as the first two of course. Still fun

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  • Geoff Todd

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Geoff Todd 01 Apr, 2014

    The last film from Universal to feature Karloff as The Monster (though he would return to the franchise in a different role), This film doesn't have the menacing qualities of the first film or the fantastical approach of BRIDE, but instead employs an odd playfulness that is immensely enjoyable. Karloff's limited communication is missed (the decision was made to return The Monster to grunts rather than the limited dialogue of BRIDE), leaving Bela Lugosi as Ygor to steal every scene he's in.

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  • THE_FUTURIST

    ★★★½ Watched by THE_FUTURIST 22 Mar, 2014

    The star of this part of the Frankenstein franchise is the set design and art direction AND the lighting.

    Otherwise, LOTS of monster-ish overacting. This must have been Mel Brook's template for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

    Part of the 1939 75th Anniversary Film Project

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