• 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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  • Stieven Schaerlaeken

    ★★★★ Watched by Stieven Schaerlaeken 19 Feb, 2014

    Gothic, surreal decors, great story and a worthy ending to the Frankenstein monster movie by Karloff. Amazing to see both Karloff and Lugosi on set together. Hard to pick a favorite, that is for sure.

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  • David Walters

    ★★★★ Watched by David Walters 05 Feb, 2014

    Not the exit for Karloff's monster deserved (his final appearance in the role) but a great turn by Lugosi as Ygor.

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  • Scott Reynolds

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Scott Reynolds 20 Jan, 2014

    The third and final movie with Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster is an interesting threequel in that the Monster is a bit more murderous. His murderer's brain is put to good use in that he doesn't kill out of fear or mistake - he coldly and calculatedly murders people and does things that a CSI investigator would be impressed with. This always feels a little strange when I watch this movie -- however, the reason for why he does it…

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  • SLionsCricket

    ★★★★ Watched by SLionsCricket 09 Nov, 2013

    By 1935, with the release of Bride of Frankenstein, it would have seemed fitting that Universal's Frankenstein series had come to the perfect closure but naturally, another film had to be released. From its very title, the film sounds like a shameless Universal cashgrab following the success of James Whales' Frankenstein films but surprisingly indeed, Son of Frankenstein is quite a fantastic follow up to Whales' films.

    Basil Rathbone plays the son of Henry Frankenstein, Baron Wolf Frankenstein, ashamed yet…

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  • Roman Rangel

    ★★★½ Added by Roman Rangel

    "Son of Frankenstein" no se le acerca a la original "Frankenstein" o a la gran "Bride of Frankenstein", sin embargo es una interesante secuela que reúne a Karloff y a Bela Lugosi (en un papel muy peculiar como Ygor) y que presenta un diseño de producción inspirado en el expresionismo alemán.
    La historia nos sitúa muchos años después de "Bride", introduciéndonos al hijo del doctor y a su familia quien se muda al castillo y que pronto descubrirán que quizás…

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  • laird

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by laird 27 Oct, 2013

    The best ensemble cast (including Lionel Atwill's Dr.Strangelove false arm) and the funniest of the Universal Frankensteins. Trying to decide which line I like more: Ygor's "I stole bodies... they said." Or Baron Frankenstein's self-reflexive, "Why nine out of ten people call that misshapen creature of my father's experiments..." (a conductor yells out "Frankenstein!" off screen)

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  • onemarathon

    ★★★★ Rewatched by onemarathon 17 Oct, 2013 1

    The Karloff Frankenstein movies will forever be among my favourite horror films. There was built into these pictures the sense of wonder and Saturday matinee fun of that era, no matter how many decades later they are viewed.

    Son of Frankenstein is the third of the series and the final appearance by the immortal Karloff. This film has a distinctly continental Europe flavour with its highly stylized odd-angled architecture and expressive use of light and shadow in the manner of…

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  • Travis McClain

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Travis McClain 12 Oct, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Julius

    ★★★★ Watched by Julius 07 Oct, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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