Frankenstein Created Woman

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"Now Frankenstein has created a beautiful woman with the soul of the Devil!"
  • NR
  • 1967
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.5  (5,402)

"Frankenstein Created Woman" is a 1967 British horror movie directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein, a mad scientist who seeks to reanimate the dead and create new forms of life. The movie is part of the Hammer Horror series, which was known for its stylish Gothic atmosphere, ornate sets, and graphic violence.

The plot of "Frankenstein Created Woman" follows Baron Frankenstein as he sets his sights on a new experiment - to transfer the soul of a dead man into the body of a beautiful young woman. For this purpose, he enlists the help of his assistant, Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters), and a local surgeon named Karl (Robert Morris). Together, they steal the body of a young woman named Christina (Susan Denberg), who had recently been executed for the murder of her unfaithful lover.

Using his advanced technology and knowledge of anatomy, Baron Frankenstein manages to transfer the soul of a recently deceased man named Hans (Robert Freeman) into Christina's body. However, what he doesn't anticipate is that the merge of Hans and Christina's soul will create a new entity with supernatural powers of its own. As the experiment progresses, Christina's newfound abilities begin to manifest, and she sets out to seek revenge against those who wronged her in her previous life.

The movie is a blend of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, with elements of romance and tragedy. Peter Cushing delivers a masterful performance as the obsessive and ruthless Baron Frankenstein, who is driven by his thirst for knowledge and power. Susan Denberg also shines in her role as Christina, bringing depth and complexity to a character who starts off as a victim but evolves into something more.

The cinematography and production design of "Frankenstein Created Woman" are also impressive, with lush colors and intricate attention to detail creating a haunting and atmospheric world. The movie features a mix of practical effects and early special effects, including optical illusions and miniatures, which add to the overall charm and nostalgia of the Hammer Horror series.

Aside from the supernatural elements, the movie also reflects on themes of identity, fate, and morality. As Christina's soul merges with Hans, she must deal with the consequences of her actions in her former life, questioning the nature of good and evil and the power of free will. Meanwhile, Baron Frankenstein's ambitions and ethical dilemmas force him to face the consequences of his own actions and the responsibility he bears for creating life.

Overall, "Frankenstein Created Woman" is a stylish and engaging entry in the Hammer Horror series, blending classic horror tropes with modern science fiction elements and exploring complex philosophical themes. Featuring strong performances, memorable visuals, and a gripping storyline, it is a must-see for anyone who appreciates classic horror movies and gothic tales of the macabre.

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    6.5  (5,402)