The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror
Country: UK | Director: Freddie Francis
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 86mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×696 – 23.976fps – 3.28gb

Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and ‘punish’ the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.

Director Freddie Francis keeps the pace constantly brisk throughout and stages the shock scenes with considerable flair to spare. The bang-up supporting cast helps matters out a lot: ravishing redhead Katy Wild as a spunky deaf beggar girl, Duncan Lamont as a hard-nosed police chief, David Hutcheson as a corrupt burgomaster, James Maxwell as a disapproving priest, and Howard Gorney as a pathetic drunk. John Wilcox’s striking picturesque cinematography (the artful use of fades and dissolves is especially impressive), Don Banks’ shivery full-bore orchestral score, and the exciting fiery conclusion are all on the money excellent and effective. Only the shoddy monster make-up detracts a bit from this otherwise solid and satisfying film.


The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)