• 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…


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • SikeChick

    ★★★★½ Added by SikeChick

    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.


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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


  • 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.



    ★★★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


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • 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…